Mayor and Council



   For the meeting on:

  November 19, 2012
   Department:   Public Works
   Division:  Engineering
   Responsible staff:  Dan Kane, Civil Engineer II
  phone: (240) 314 - 8523
  DKane@rockvillemd.gov


Subject
Authorization to Grant a Stormwater Management Easement and Maintenance Covenant at the Water Treatment Plant to Montgomery County.

Recommendation
Staff recommends that the Mayor and Council authorize the City Manager to execute documents, in a form acceptable to the City Attorney, to grant a 0.14-acre Stormwater Management Easement and Maintenance Covenant at the Water Treatment Plant to Montgomery County.

Discussion
This item will authorize the City Manager to execute a 0.14-acre Stormwater Management (SWM) Easement and Maintenance Covenant at the Rockville Water Treatment Plant (WTP) to Montgomery County. The SWM easement allows Montgomery County access to this water quality structure located at the WTP so it can inspect the structure and provide maintenance if Rockville fails to adequately maintain the structure; the maintenance covenant requires Rockville to maintain the water quality structure.

This SWM easement and maintenance covenant document is similar to that required by the City for privately owned on-site SWM facilities. Montgomery County required Rockville to install this water quality SWM facility to fulfil SWM regulatory requirements for the proposed construction of the new gravity thickener and air scour system at the WTP. Attachment A shows the location of the SWM structure and the easement.

The new gravity thickener will expand the WTP capacity to better manage the solids and recycled water flows during optimized plant system operations and provide redundancy for reliable operations. The new air scour system replaces the nonfunctional surface wash system and will improve the treatment and operational effectiveness of the filters. The proposed improvements are part of the WTP Upgrades and Water System Facility Improvements CIP projects (Attachment B), which are currently advertised for construction bid.

Mayor and Council History
This is the first time this item has been brought before the Mayor and Council.

Next Steps
The City Manager will execute, on behalf of the Mayor and Council of Rockville and in a form acceptable to the City Attorney, a SWM Easement and Maintenance Covenant at the WTP. The documents will be recorded in the Montgomery County Land Records after execution.

Attachments
Attachment A - WTP Site.pdfAttachment A - WTP Site.pdf Attachment B - WTP CIP sheets.pdfAttachment B - WTP CIP sheets.pdf

Department Head:



Craig Simoneau, Director of Public Works
Approved on: 11/09/2012

City Manager:

Barbara B. Matthews, City Manager
Approved on: 11/13/2012