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File #: 21-806    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/26/2020 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 2/23/2021 Final action:
Title: Review of Sanitary Sewer Services in the City and Discussion of Private Sewer Lateral Responsibilities
Attachments: 1. Written Petition dated June 29, 2020 from Joseph Ducato, 2. Email dated July 13, 2020 from Joseph Ducato, 3. Policy and Procedure 030 - Adding an Item on the Agenda, 4. Written Petition dated August 11, 2020 from Joseph Ducato, 5. POST MEETING MATERIAL
REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
Title
Review of Sanitary Sewer Services in the City and Discussion of Private Sewer Lateral Responsibilities

Report
COUNCIL PILLAR
Deliver and Enhance High Quality Efficient Services and Infrastructure

BACKGROUND
On June 29, 2020, the City Clerk's Office received a Written Petition for Council consideration from Mr. Joseph Ducato (Attachment 1), which requested changes to the City Code Chapter 13.10 - Sewers Article 1 (Section S-5):

(5) "Sewer lateral" (same as "sewer service lateral") means the sewer connection piping used to convey sewage from a building or facility on a parcel (private or public property) to the City-owned sewer main. Each sewer lateral is owned by the entity that owns the property or facility from which that sewer lateral serves to convey sewage.

His request relied on Council Policy 030 - Adding an Item on the Agenda (Attachment 3) sets forth the procedure for written petitions. Any member of the public may submit a written request raising any issue or item within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Council. Per the policy, the written request will be submitted on the agenda, in the form substantially provided by the requestor, without any staff analysis, including fiscal review, legal review and policy review. If a simple majority of the City Council supports further study of the request, then a full staff analysis shall be prepared within thirty (30) days, unless otherwise directed by the City Council.

Council considered the Petition on July 13, 2020, for which Mr. Ducato was not present. It was not clear exactly the nature of Mr. Ducato's request, so Council decided not to agendize Mr. Ducato's petition at that time and directed staff to follow-up with Mr. Ducato, which was done over the next weeks. After working to clarify his request, Mr. Ducato chose to resubmit his Written Petition, dated August 11, 2020, requesting that the Council add consideration of City assumption of responsibilities for private ...

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