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File #: 1942-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/10/2017 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 7/24/2017 Final action: 7/26/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to pay the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Loan Fee to the Ohio Water Development Authority for the Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant CEPT Clarification Project loan; to authorize the expenditure of $93,694.00 from the Sewerage System Operating Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($93,694.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 1942-2017 AC Template (CEPT Clarification), 2. ORD 1942-2017 Loan Fee Invoice (CEPT Clarification) 071017

Explanation

BACKGROUND: This legislation is needed in order for the City to pay the Ohio Water Development Authority (OWDA) Loan Fee for a Division of Sewerage and Drainage capital project receiving funding through the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) which is administered by OWDA. The Loan Fee has been invoiced for the following project which was awarded WPCLF loan financing at the June 29, 2017 Ohio Water Development Authority Board meeting:

Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant CEPT Clarification Project (CIP# 650367-100003); Loan amount: $26,769,639.00; Loan Fee: $93,694.00.

This Treatment Engineering Section project (identified in Section 1) has been approved for financing through the Ohio Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) and authorized via Ordinance 2229-2016 which passed September 26, 2016.

The Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) loan program is jointly administered by the Ohio EPA Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance and the Ohio Water Development Authority (OWDA). The WPCLF provides below-market interest rate loans for municipal wastewater treatment improvements. The interest rate for this loan is 1.1%.

FISCAL IMPACT: $93,694.00 is needed for Loan Fee expenditures, and is available in the Sewerage System Operating Fund.

CONTRACT COMPLIANCE: Ohio Water Development Authority (31-6402047-207) is not contract compliant as it is a governmental agency (State of Ohio).

EMERGENCY DESIGNATION: The City is required to pay the OWDA loan fee upon the execution of the loan agreement. The loan agreement was approved by the OWDA on June 29, 2017. The executed loan agreement along with the loan fee invoice has been generated for payment by the City. Loan Fund Payment Requests for the construction work for this project cannot be processed until the loan fee is paid.

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To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to pay the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Lo...

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