Combined Sewer Separation / Washington Corridor

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Project Updates



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November 16, 2017  The design contract for the first section of combined sewer separation project was approved by the Village Board.  This will include Monterey from Park to Washington (including bond referendum funded street improvements) and the new sewer on Highland.
November 9, 2017  The design contract was approved by the Village Board.  Design is underway.  
October 26,  2017 The design contract was approved by the Village Board.  A design kickoff meeting will be held in the near future.
October 19, 2017  The design contract will be presented to the Village Board for consideration on 10/23/17.
October 12, 2017  Staff met with Burke Engineering and the project limits for the first phase to be constructed have been determined.  The consultant has submitted a design proposal that has been reviewed by Village staff.  A contract will be presented to the Village Board for consideration in the near future.
October  5, 2017 The Finance Department has reviewed the proposed IEPA loan spreadsheets. 
September 28, 2017  Several revisions to three simplified budget spreadsheets have taken place.  The next step is to submit them to IEPA for review and comments.  Staff is also working to draft loan ordinance for IEPA review. 
September 21, 2017  Staff has completed review of the revised draft simplified budget spreadsheets provided by RJN. Staff met with Burke Engineering and the project limits for the first phase to be constructed have been determined.  The consultant will be submitting a design proposal in the near future.
 September 15, 2017 Staff will be soliciting a proposal to complete design in the near future. The project is expected to be constructed in three phases. A scoping meeting will be held to determine the project limits of the first phase of the project.
 September 1, 2017 Staff held a conference call with RJN Group to review the draft simplified budget spreadsheets that will be included with the Facility Plan (IEPA loan requirement). A revised set of spreadsheets will be provided to the Village staff for review within the next few weeks.
 June 23, 2017 Village staff has completed review of the updated design report.
June 9, 2017  Village staff is reviewing the updated design report. The grant application for combined sewer separation on Second Street (75% CDBG-DR) will be recommended by DuPage County staff.
 May 12, 2017 Village staff is reviewing the updated design report. Staff has received the proposal for preparation of a facility plan for all future combined sewer separation projects that will be funded by low interest IEPA loans.  A proposed engineering agreement will be presented to the Village Board for consideration in June 2017. Staff is preparing an implementation plan for funding of combined sewer separation via low interest IEPA loans.  We expect to receive a proposal to complete a facility plan for all future sewer separation projects (IEPA requirement) within the next few weeks.
 May 5, 2017 We expect to receive a proposal to complete a facility plan for all future sewer separation projects (IEPA requirement) within the next few weeks.
 April 28, 2017 Village staff received an updated design report for review. Staff is preparing an implementation plan for funding of combined sewer separation via low interest IEPA loans.
 April 21, 2017 Staff contacted the IEPA to discuss the low interest loan process for combined sewer separation. A facility plan for all projects to be financed with low interest loans within the next five years will need to be developed and submitted to the IEPA for approval. Loan applications would then be submitted for each construction project. Projects may be grouped together under individual contracts to minimize duplication efforts. Based on this guidance staff will be revising the schedule of proposed projects.
 February 3, 2017 DuPage County has announced a new CDBG-DR funding opportunity with applications due in early February. Staff will be submitting an application to provide 100% funding for construction of a combined sewer separation project on Second Street, one block east of the Biermann Project which is currently under design.
January 27, 2017  A public hearing was held on 01/23/2017. A Village Board resolution for the grant application was also approved on 01/23/2017. Staff will also seek some assistance from Burke Engineering, who helped with the original grant application for Biermann Avenue.
 January 6, 2017 DuPage County has announced a new CDBG-DR funding opportunity with applications due in early February. Staff proposes to submit an application to fund a combined sewer separation on Second Street, one block east of the Biermann Project which is currently under design. A public hearing and Village Board resolution will be required.
 December 23, 2016 Engineering staff has reviewed the draft of the 60% design report and submitted comments to Burke Engineering.
 November 18, 2016 A final submittal for the 60% plans is expected within the next few weeks.
The Michigan - Park to Madison project is nearly ready for bidding. Astor Court/Myrtle plans are under review by staff. An engineering proposal is expected for Michigan - Kenilworth to Central. North Biermann (CDBG-DR funding) is under design. Other separation projects cannot move forward until funding is secured.
 November 11, 2016 A meeting to discuss CDBG-DR grant requirements for the North Biermann project was held with County staff, Village staff, and the consultant in attendance.
 November 4, 2016 Design contracts for Biermann combined sewer separation and Michigan - Kenilworth to Central have been approved. A design kick-off meeting was held on 11/01/2016. We will be sending a letter to DuPage County inquiring whether any additional CDBG-DR funds have become available.
 October 28, 2016 Christopher Burke made a brief presentation to the Village Board on 10/24/2016. It was stated that the project could separate 87 acres of combined sewer tributary area and reduce the potential for sewer back-up to 400 homes. The estimated cost of the project is $8.7 million. The presentation is available under the "Documents" heading on this page. 
Design contracts for Biermann combined sewer separation and Michigan - Kenilworth to Central were approved at the 10/24/2016 Village Board meeting. A design kick-off meeting will be held next week.
 October 21, 2016 A revised conceptual plan and cost estimate is under review by Village staff. A brief Village Board presentation is scheduled for 10/24/2016. Design contracts for Biermann combined sewer separation and Michigan - Kenilworth to Central will be considered at the 10/24/2016 Village Board meeting. The Village has received executed grant agreement for CDBG-DR funding of construction back from DuPage County.
 September 30, 2016 Staff is expecting a plan submittal and updated planning level cost estimate from the consultant. The proposed stormwater and combined sewer separation rates were approved by the Village Board on 09/26/2016. Village staff will be presenting design contracts for budgeted projects in the near future.
 September 23, 2016 The proposed storm water and combined sewer separation rates will be considered for second reading by the Village Board for first reading on 09/26/2016. Village staff has responded to questions regarding prior special assessments.
 September 16, 2016 The proposed storm water and sewer separation rates were presented to the Village Board for first reading on 09/12/2016. Village staff is proceeding to negotiate a design contract for the CDBG-DR grant funded combined sewer separation project on North Biermann.
 August 26, 2016 A higher fixed rate for non-residential properties is also under consideration.
 August 19, 2016 Staff is expecting an updated planning level cost estimate from the consultant. The rate study consultant will perform an analysis to determine if the proposed $9.00 fixed monthly rates supplemented by sales tax revenue could fully fund the unfunded combined sewer separation and storm water elements in the Capital Improvement Program (CIP).
August 12, 2016  Staff has requested an updated planning level cost estimate from the consultant. IEPA has indicated that sales tax revenue could be used as a dedicated source of revenue to repay future low interest loans.
 July 29, 2016 A discussion of road projects that included combined sewer separation was included in the 07/25/2016 presentation. Staff indicated that these types of projects should be high priority.
 July 22, 2016 A discussion of road projects that include combined sewer separation will be included in the 07/25/2016 presentation at the Village Board meeting..
 June 15, 2016 A funding source for road projects with combined sewer separation elements needs to be identified for these projects to move forward. Staff will present a breakdown of unfunded project elements at a future Committee of the Whole meeting.
 June 10, 2016 A contract for design of the Astor Court/Myrtle/Central Project has been executed. A kickoff meeting was held last week.
 May 27, 2016 Contract for design of the Astor Court/Myrtle/Central Project, which includes combined sewer separation in addition to the road improvements, was approved by the Village Board. A kickoff meeting has been scheduled.
 May 13, 2016 A progress meeting was held on 05/10/2016 to discuss routing of the proposed storm sewers and identify potential utility conflicts. It is anticipated that the project could achieve a minimum of 80% separation in the 100 Acre study area, although we are optimistic that higher levels can be achieved.
 May 6, 2016 There has been one progress meeting with Burke Engineering. A second progress meeting is scheduled for 05/10/2016. Although there are multiple conflicting utilities, it appears that it would be physically possible to install a new storm sewer in the corridor. Coordination with the Green Infrastructure Project (Conservation Design Forum) will be required.

Recommendations for combined sewer separation are tentatively scheduled for presentation at the 05/23/2016 Village Board meeting.
 April 29, 2016 Portions of the presentation of water and sewer rate study update to the Village Board will be delayed until completion of the water audit. Recommendations for combined sewer separation, flood control funding, and IEPA loan funded projects may be presented ahead of time as they are not dependent on water usage.
 April 15, 2016 The presentation of water and sewer rate study update to the Village Board will be delayed until the schedule for completion of the water audit is determined.
 April 1, 2016 The water and sewer rate study update will be presented to the Village Board in April. Recommendations for combined sewer separation and flood control funding will be included.
 March 25, 2016 A meeting was held on 03/22/2016 with CBBEL to discuss separation of the Washington Corridor.
 February 26, 2016 The Washington Corridor combined sewer separation study is ongoing. The Village expects to receive CDBG-DR funds for one property purchase, one combined sewer separation project, and the Washington Corridor Green Infrastructure. County staff will be visiting the property proposed for purchase.
 February 19, 2016
  • Field work for the Washington Corridor combined sewer separation study is nearly completed.  Mr. O’Connor, the resident on South Euclid, has been notified of the County’s intent use CDBG-DR funds to purchase his property. His son will be attending a County open house to express support for the project.
  • The residents on North Biermann have been notified by mail of the County’s intent to fund a combined sewer separation project on their street.
  • Design of several combined sewer separation projects is included in budget requests for FY16/17.  The rate study will identify funding needed for construction.
  • The kick-off meeting for the Washington Area Flood Study (Burke Engineering) included a discussion of storm sewer routing, possible conflicts, and coordination with the green infrastructure project.  Field work will be conducted as weather permits.
  • Village staff will be requesting a design proposal for the Astor Court/Myrtle combined sewer separation project in the near future.  The design effort will be combined with bond referendum funded road improvements.
  • Village staff has completed refining the cost estimates for combined sewer separation and submitted them for inclusion in the water/sewer rate study.
  • Based on discussions with Village staff, the proposal for Combined Sewer Separation Alternate Two has been split into two phases for timing and budgeting purposes.  It is anticipated that the first phase will be presented to the Village Board for consideration in December.
  • Village staff received a proposal from Burke Engineering for refinement of one of the proposed projects in the Burke Flood Control Study (Combined Sewer Separation Alternate Two).  The study area includes portions of Highland, Monterey, Washington, Euclid, and other streets in the combined sewer area.  The original estimate for separation of this area was $9.7 million.  This study would further refine the proposed routing and cost and coordinate with the proposed green infrastructure improvements on Washington.