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File #: 22-4079    Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/27/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/3/2022 Final action:
Title: APPROVE AN AMENDMENT TO THE AGREEMENT WITH GEOSYNTEC CONSULTANTS, INC. TO PREPARE GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR THE FUNDING OF PROJECTS INCLUDED IN THE UPDATED BEACH CITIES ENHANCED WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PLAN AND TO DESIGN LOW FLOW DIVERSIONS TO THE SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $400,000 FOR A FOUR-YEAR TERM THROUGH JULY 1, 2026
Attachments: 1. Administrative Report, 2. Beach Cities Updated EWMP MOU - Fully Exceuted 2021, 3. First Amendment Geosyntec Consultants Inc. 050322 f, 4. 2022-23 COI Geosyntec
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To: MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL
From: TED SEMAAN, PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR

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APPROVE AN AMENDMENT TO THE AGREEMENT WITH GEOSYNTEC CONSULTANTS, INC. TO PREPARE GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR THE FUNDING OF PROJECTS INCLUDED IN THE UPDATED BEACH CITIES ENHANCED WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PLAN AND TO DESIGN LOW FLOW DIVERSIONS TO THE SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM FOR AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $400,000 FOR A FOUR-YEAR TERM THROUGH JULY 1, 2026
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
On November 10, 2020, the City Council approved an agreement for consulting services with Geosyntec Consultants, Inc. to update the Beach Cities Watershed Management Group's Enhanced Watershed Management Plan (EWMP) and Reasonable Assurance Analysis (RAA) per the MOU with the cities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Torrance, and the Los Angeles County Flood Control District for the administration and cost sharing of updates to the EWMP and RAA. Redondo Beach acted as the lead agency for updating the EWMP and contracting with Geosyntec for the work on behalf of all partners and the plans where successfully submitted to the Board in June 2021. All Beach Cities partners contributed their proportional funds based on proportionate tributary land area within the watershed and the relative benefit to each city as outlined in the MOU for the Geosyntec Agreement.

Staff is now recommending this First Amendment to the agreement so that Geosyntec may perform specific services for the City of Redondo Beach. The work in the First Amendment will be funded completely by Redondo Beach. The work includes design of new urban runoff low flow diversions to the sanitary sewer system and modifications to existing units in the City of Redondo Beach. These are necessary projects required to meet the City's water quality requirements.

The work also includes grant writing and technical support for grant applications seeking outside funding for projects outlined in the updated EWMP. All projects for which grants are sought will ...

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