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File #: 18-1089   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 12/18/2018
Title: Adopt Three Financial Resolutions Enabling the City of Sunnyvale to Submit an Application to the State of California for up to $216 million in Clean Water State Revolving Funds to Fund the City of Sunnyvale Secondary Treatment and Dewatering Facilities Project and Approve a Resolution to Adopt the Addendum to the Programmatic Environmental Impact Report Make the Findings Required by CEQA Re-Adopt the Mitigation Measures Identified in the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program, and Re-affirm the Findings and Conclusions in the Statement of Overriding Considerations
Attachments: 1. Reimbursement Resolution, 2. Authorizing Resolution, 3. Pledged Revenues and Fund Resolution, 4. CEQA Resolution
REPORT TO COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
Adopt Three Financial Resolutions Enabling the City of Sunnyvale to Submit an Application to the State of California for up to $216 million in Clean Water State Revolving Funds to Fund the City of Sunnyvale Secondary Treatment and Dewatering Facilities Project and Approve a Resolution to Adopt the Addendum to the Programmatic Environmental Impact Report Make the Findings Required by CEQA Re-Adopt the Mitigation Measures Identified in the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program, and Re-affirm the Findings and Conclusions in the Statement of Overriding Considerations

Report
BACKGROUND
The City has embarked on the most significant single public works program in its history, the rebuild of its aged Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP), which is responsible for the treatment of sewage from all of Sunnyvale and a small area inside the Cities of Cupertino and San Jose. Named the "Sunnyvale Cleanwater Program" (the Program), current cost estimates for Phases 1-3 of the Program are approximately $500 million over twenty years. The WPCP Master Plan was developed as a long-term guide for replacing facilities at the WPCP. The City adopted the Master Plan on August 23, 2016 (see RTC No.16-0663).

During Phase 1 of the Program, staff identified that favorable financing was available for the Headworks and Primary Treatment Project through the State of California Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF). By securing this financing, debt service for the City's Wastewater Management Fund has been reduced by more than $20 million, compared to the default assumption of standard utility revenue bond financing.
As we begin Phase 2 projects, the Program is in preliminary design for the Secondary Treatment and Dewatering Facilities Project (the Project), which will replace the City's current secondary treatment process with conventional activated sludge (CAS) facilities and will include a thickening and dewatering facility, maintenance building, an...

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