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NEW Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) – Updated December 11, 2013
At the January 10, 2013 California Coastal Commission (CCC) meeting, the CCC voted to deny the Coastal Development Permit (CDP) for construction of an upgraded wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) at its existing location. In summary, the basis for denial included: Local Coastal Plan - Zoning inconsistency, failure to avoid coastal hazards, failure to include a sizable reclaimed water component and the project is located within an LCP-designated sensitive view area.

Project Planning has begun based on community values, for the NEW Water Reclamation Facility (WRF). The City has developed a tentative schedule for the preliminary work effort for the WRF. This charts a path of site selection and other important community decisions that are needed to see the WRF project move forward with success. The Council's goal is to make these decisions by the end of 2013.

WRF Tentative Schedule - 9/26/13

WRF PROJECT STATUS
The City has embarked on a process for a WRF. Below is a brief review of dates, status and accomplishments on the WRF facility project.

Second Draft Options Report
The draft Options Report was released on December 5, 2013. Below is the link to Second Draft Options Report for review. The City Council would like to receive feedback from the public regarding this report at the December 10, 2013 City Council meeting where it has been scheduled to be heard as a public hearing item. Thank you for your continued interest in the project.

Community Workshop #2
On November 5, 2013, the WRF Community Workshop #2 was held at the Veteran's Memorial Building. The following presentation slides are a summary of the Options Report from this workshop. The City and Rickenbach team would like to receive feedback from the public regarding the Options Report. Please print, complete and return, the Input Handout, to the Public Services Offices, located at 955 Shasta by Friday, November 15, 2013.

Draft Options Report for Public Review
The draft Options Report was released on October 29, 2013 for public review. Below is the draft Options Report for review as well as a list of public participation opportunities at various City meetings and workshop where members of the public can provide input about the report. The City would like to receive feedback from the public regarding the draft Options Report by November 30, 2013.

Biosolids and Treatment Options Workshop
On September 16, 2013, the Biosolids and Treatment Options Workshop was held at the Veteran's Memorial Building. The following documents are a summary from this workshop. The City would like to receive feedback from the public regarding the Biosolids and Treatment options in general by October 4, 2013.

Community Workshop #1
On August 15, 2013, the WRF Community Workshop #1 was held at the Veteran's Memorial Building. The following documents are a summary from this workshop. The City would like to receive feedback from the public regarding the summary documents or the workshop in general by September 30, 2013.

Planned Activities 
 10/29/13  Release of Public Draft - Options Report
 11/4/13  Public Works Advisory Board - Options Report to Board for Public Feedback - Veteran's Memorial Building at 6PM
 11/5/13  Second Public Workshop - Options Report Presentation for Public Feedback - Veteran's Memorial Building 
 from 6-8PM 
 11/12/13  Presentation of Options Report to City Council - Veteran's Memorial Building at 6PM

Completed Actions
Date Action
 09/16/13  Biosolids and Treatment Options Workshop at Veteran's Memorial Building from 6:00-7:30 PM
 08/15/13 Community Workshop #1 at MB Veteran's Memorial Building - Agenda 
 07/24/13 - 7/25/13 Stakeholder Interviews 
 07/03/13 Working with Coastal Commission staff to finalize date for quarterly meeting/teleconference. 
 07/03/13 Tentative schedule from Rickenbach for the New WRF. 
 06/24/13 -
 06/25/13
Work with Rickenbach to determine updated schedule pursuant to the scope of work in the RFP. Determination of Statekholder groups/individuals.
 06/24/13 Kick-off meeting with John Rickenback and team members. 
 06/13/13 JPA meeting held at Cayucos Veteran's Hall. 
 06/10/13 Executed Contract with John F. Rickenbach, Consulting.
 05/28/13 City Council Closed Session Item scheduled to discuss Righetti appraisal.
 05/15/13 Public Services' Staff continues work with John F. Rickenbach, Consulting to finalize the consulting contract.
 05/14/13 City Council meeting – Approval of John F. Rickenbach, Consulting as the Preliminary Planning Consultant for the WRF project.
 05/09/13     JPA meeting held, “Verbal Report by the City and District on the Progress of the future WWTP” was on the agenda and discussed.
 05/02/13 Interviews to recommend the individual/team for the WRF project management.
 04/29/13 WRF Study Session at Veteran’s Hall. 
 04/25/13 Quarterly Meeting with California Coastal Commission staff, WRF discussion and status report on the meeting agenda.

Initial meeting with Selection Committee for the RFP for Planning Services for the WRF. 
 04/23/13 City Council meeting - reaffirmation of 5 members of citizen selection committee. 
 04/16/13 Study Session on WRF facility announced for April 29, 2013. 
 04/15/13 Request for Proposals (RFP) due. 
 04/11/13 April JPA meeting held, “Verbal Report by the City and District on the Progress of the future WWTP” and Discussion and Approval to Terminate the Consultant Services Agreements with Delzeit; Dudek, McCabe and Company; and Montgomery Watson Harza (MWH)” were on the agenda and discussed. 
 04/10/13 Addendum to RFP issued regarding selection committee. 
 04/09/13 City Council meeting - appointment of 5 citizens for the RFP selection committee.
 04/05/13 Citizen selection committee deadline.
 03/27/13 Announcement placed on City website, etc. regarding citizen selection committee application period. 
 03/26/13 City Council meeting - Council approves citizens to serve on the RFP selection committee. 
 03/18/13 RFP issued. 
 03/14/13 City Council Goal Session - WRF established as Essential City Goal.

JPA meeting - "Status Report on Discussion with RWQCB Staff Renewal Process for the WWTP NPDES Permit No. CA0047881" and "Verbal Report by the City and Disrict on the Progress of the future WWTP" were on the agenda and discussed. 
 03/11/13 City Council Goal Session - WRF established as Essential City Goal. 
 02/26/13 City Council meeting - draft schedule/project timeline presented to City Council. 
 02/14/13 JPA meeting - "Discussion and Consideration of Next Steps for the WWTP Upgrade Project" was on the agenda and discussed. 
 01/24/13 City Staff, Morro Bay JPA Sub-Committee, Cayucos Sanitary District representatives, staff and attorney meet and discuss strategy and moving forward.
 01/08/13 WWTP Project denied by the California Coastal Commission (CCC).

January JPA meeting not held to to CCC meeting.
 01/03/13 Special City Council meeting - Council adopted Resolution No. 07-13 recommending denial of the WWTP project. 

Reference Documents

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