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File #: [19-0549]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Passed
File created: 5/23/2019 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 6/12/2019 Final action: 6/12/2019
Title: Consider Proceeding with the Updated Proposal for Steps to Begin Addressing Coal Ash Clean-up at the Police Station Property.
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Scope and Cost Estimates for Interim Remedial Measures, 3. Staff Presentation, 4. Council Questions with Staff Response, 5. Emails from the Public, 6. Stormwater Advisory Board Coal Ash Petition to the Mayor and Town Council

Consider Proceeding with the Updated Proposal for Steps to Begin Addressing Coal Ash Clean-up at the Police Station Property.

John Richardson, Community Resilience Officer
Manager's Office
Vencelin Harris, Emergency Management Coordinator
Laura Selmer, Program Coordinator
Manager's Office

Overview: The purpose of this item is to provide the Council with updated recommendations about the steps that can be taken to begin addressing the coal materials at the police station property at 828 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Based on the preliminary discussion with Council at the May 15, 2019 Budget Work Session, the Town's consultants have developed a revised statement of work and cost estimate of $246,000 for consideration as part of the 2019-2020 Town Budget (see attachment). A detailed description of the remediation work can be found in the attached staff report. These interim steps, which are informed by additional sampling and the Town's work with a toxicologist, represent a near-term investment to begin addressing coal combustion products (CCPs) closest to Bolin Creek and to maximize safety for people using the Bolin Creek Greenway.

With support from Council, our next steps are to:
* Place additional signage to keep trail users on the path
* Implement interim remedial measures to remove contamination closest to Bolin Creek and the existing/proposed trail segment that runs along the Police Station property
* Complete the Bolin Creek Trail MLK Jr. Blvd underpass and connector
* Conduct periodic inspections and sampling
* Perform post-construction sampling
* Generate report to update human health risk assessment and include ecological risk assessment
* Communicate regularly with the Council and the community about the activities listed above

That the Council proceed with the recommended interim remedial measures outlined within the staff report and consultant's presentation. The Council can take action...

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