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The rest will come from the city's Sewer System -Capital Improvement Fund - paid for by your annual sewer fees. The city was able to commit the funds (virtually all that was left) before the State of California halt- ed all such expenditures. However, once that funding is exhausted, all future improvements to the sys- tem will have to come from sewer property taxes. That could lead to rate increases. Completed work to date and its cost includes: The clarifier at the treat- ment plant has been replaced: $22:&000:  ......... " Pumps have been rebuilt at BIRTHDAYS: Friday, November 4 Kaye Sesto John-Eric Hernandez Damian Lerma Maureen Grissom Armida Ruth Saturday, November 5 Catherine Rose Machado Nicolle Benjamin Emily Brown Bernadette Foote Vallie Burke Ron Hoefs Sunday, November 6 -Mary Burke Monroe Luis Anduiza Channing Barrios Monday, November 7 William Flickinger Steve Burke Tuesday, November 8 Manuel Hernandez Araceli Tamayo Wednesday, November 9 Dane Skoff Laurie Evans Thursday, November 10 Amber McMullen Tori Hoefs Alexa Saldana Courtney Kennedy Ginny Chamberlain ANNIVERSARIES: Saturday, November 5 Nick & Carmen Flores Monday, November 7 Don & Pam Gordon Tuesday, November 8 Lee & Ronda Robiso Saturday, November 10 Rob & Denise Radde Richard & Maria Solo both lift stations: $35,000. ' The 11 mile sewer collection system has been videotaped and analyzed: $65,000. - A GIS system was developed to map the sewer system and indi- cate issues and repairs: $15,000. A master plan of cleaning, rehabilitation or replacement was developed: $48,000. Various improvements at the WWTP such as re-roofing the building, replacing lab equipment, etc: $16,000. . Two projects, to rehabilitate or replace portions of the collec- tion system have been bid out and awarded for a total of $4,700,000. All recommended system clean- ing was done over the summer as part of this contract. What is next? A new centrifuge will be in- stalled at the treatment plant. The centrifuge is a device near the end of the treatment process that sepa- rates the sludge from treated water. Avalon's centrifuge is of undeter- mined age, is in bad condition and is no longer supported by the man- ufacturer. It is estimated that a new centrifuge will cost $200,000. A SCADA system provides for electronic monitoring of pumps, motors, levels, etc and provides real time monitoring of these sys- tems over the I-ntemet and cost $210,000. Sancon, Inc. has been awarded the sewer main rehabilitation con- tract.. This work will primarily consist of slip lining portions of the collection system. Slip lining is a process of injecting a resin like substance into the collection sys- tem to seal minor cracks and mis- alignments. Streets affected by this include most of Middle Terrace, a line from Middle to Lower Ter- race, Crescent Avenue by the Via Casino Arch, the middle portion of the valley between Whittley and Marilla, a portionofCountry Club Road by the Country Club and a portion of Avalon Canyon Road adjacent to the Fire Statioff: Colich and Sons has been awarded the sewer main recon- struction Project. This work WIll involve opening the street, remov- ing and replacing the sewer mains and installing new clean outs and sewer laterals in the public right Of way. Streets affected include: upper Metropole above Beacon, most of Whittley Avenue, Marilla Avenue, west side of Hiawatha, most of Vieudelou, beginning at Marilla Avenue and a portion of October 28 through. November 10 Shows Nightly at 7:30 Rated PG 11.00 Senior & Children $9.00 are Information Call 310-510-0179 Upper Crescent betw Lane and Upper Olive - The rehabilitation struction projects nize'd because there ar tions where both cent work to do. Some re will take place in latq or early December. q7 lining work will begir uary and will run thrc of February. The re work will begin after through the spring. All work will be c( fore next year's visito r On construction da salt water will be turn, streets where the wo place so that waste, the-system. It will be on at the end of the will be prohibited o m Maiden nd recon- synchro- ;ome loca- ctors have instruction November .,main slip n late Jan- ghthe end instruction tat and run lpleted be- ' season. rs, fresh and ;d off on the r k is taking :annot enter turned back lay. Parking a  the same I streets generally between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. The work will be done in seg- ments. The only one street or por- tion of a street will be impacted on any oneday. All residents will be notified in advance so that vehicle access and water usage plans can be made. These measures alone will not solve all the water quality issues in the bay. While the improvements will result in a rehabilitated and Well functioning sewer collection system, there will continue to be remnants of prior years of leakage in the topsoil. This leakage is expected to find its way down to the lowest level of the valley, at the bay. Meanwhile, the city is continuing to explore met.hods to mitigate and disinfect those remnants. CE IT CITY COUNCIL and :OMMISSION MEETING PUBLIC NOt SPECIAL JOI PLANNING q .WEDNESDAY, and NOVEMBI CITY COUNCIl 410 AVALON ( In compliance wi special assistanc Denise* Radde, ( prior to the me arrangements to 102-35.104 ADA item on this age' time the records of the City Cour located at 410 A' IOVEMBER 9, 2011 - 7:00 RM. [R 16, 2011 ICHAMBERS ANYON ROAD, AVALON th theAmencans with Disability Act, if you need '. to participate in" this meeting, please contact ity Clerk (310) 510-0220. Notification 48 hours ling will enable the City to make reasonable sure accessibility to this meeting. (28 CFR 35. Title II). All public records relating to an agenda da are available for the public inspection at the are distributed to all, or a majority of all, members cil. Such records shall be available at City.Hall talon Canyon Rd. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE Avalon City Council and Avalon Planning Commission .wil hold a Public Workshop to consider the following items at a special meeting to be held on November 9, 2011 and November 16, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the City of Avalon Council Chamber at 410 Avalon Canyon Road, Avalon, CA General Plan Workshops November9, 2011: Land Use Element and Open Space Element November 16, 2011: .Circulation Element, Housing Element, and Conservatiofl 'Elemert Public - " During that time comments from the public will be heard regard- ing the specific elementes, By:- Amanda Cook Director of Planning Published: Catalina Islander: Friday, November 4, 2011 Posted: City Hall: Friday, November 4, 2011