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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Summary: SD1 Board of Directors February Meeting

Board Meeting News Flash

The following action items passed by majority vote during the regular meeting of the Sanitation District No. 1 Board of Directors held Tuesday, February 16.

1.  Master Service Agreement – Professional Geotechnical and Materials Testing Services 

A Master Service Agreement (MSA) for Professional Surveying Services at the rates submitted with their proposals was awarded to the following: Terracon, ATC Group Services LLC, Resource International Inc., Geotechnology Inc., DLZ Kentucky Inc., S&ME Inc, and Stantec.  

SD1’s approach to procuring professional services required for various geotechnical and materials testing services is based on the establishment of master service agreement (MSA) contracts. Geotechnical and Materials Testing services is one type of needed professional service acquired through the MSA process. Through the competitive bidding process a group of qualified firms are identified. A Master Services Agreement of standard terms and conditions are then entered into with each of the firms to establish a pool of as-needed bidders for individual projects. This allows SD1 to establish with successful bidders the standard terms and conditions upfront, thereby expediting services and increasing efficiency in the process.

SD1 Goals Advanced: Financial, Operational Efficiency & Resiliency, Optimal Infrastructure Management 

2.  Reservation of Sanitary Sewer Capacity

Five new requests for reservation of sanitary sewer capacity were approved at the February 2021 meeting.

The reservation of capacity program provides SD1 with knowledge of development, an opportunity to assess system capacity, track committed capacity in balance with system operations and capital improvements and provide developers assurance of capacity. This process benefits the communities served by SD1 by providing planning tools for economic vitality.

SD1 Goals Advanced: Financial Viability, Optimal Infrastructure Management, Stakeholder Support, Environmental Stewardship 

3.  Storm Water Public Cost-Share

Two new requests from the City of Southgate and the City of Edgewood were approved during the February 2021 Board meeting. These projects will address public drainage issues on Joyce Avenue & Blossom Lane in Southgate, as well as Oakridge Drive in Edgewood.

The SD1 Public Cost-Share Program provides financial assistance to co-permittees for the installation of new storm water infrastructure that addresses drainage issues associated with a dedicated and accepted right-of-way, impacting a right-of-way or caused by or related to public infrastructure drainage. Upon satisfactory completion of the project, SD1 assumes ownership of the new infrastructure and reimburses the co-permittee a percentage of the project cost. Currently, the SD1 reimbursement percentage is set at 50 percent of the cost.

SD1 Goals Advanced: Customer Satisfaction, Financial Viability, Stakeholder Support, Environmental Stewardship

4. Private Cost-Share 

Two new requests from the City of Ft. Thomas and Campbell County were approved during the February 2021 meeting. These projects will address flooding of private properties located on Jennifer Court in Fort Thomas and Murnan Road in Campbell County. 

The SD1 Private Cost-Share Program is aimed at assisting co-permittees in addressing private storm water issues that may have a public impact. Only co-permittees may apply for financial assistance through the program. This program was developed because long before SD1 assumed control of the region’s storm water management, cities and counties owned and maintained storm water infrastructure; regulations were less stringent; drainage plans were not always a priority; and storm pipes were often inadequate or never formally dedicated to public ownership. The result is a storm system that has a mix of privately and publicly owned infrastructure that can be overwhelmed by wet weather events in some areas. Currently the SD1 reimbursement is one-third up to $10,000 of the cost.

SD1 Goals Advanced: Customer Satisfaction, Financial Viability, Stakeholder Support, Environmental Stewardship

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About SD1
SD1 is responsible for the collection and treatment of northern Kentucky’s wastewater and also serves as the regional storm water management agency. SD1 is the second largest public sewer utility in Kentucky, serving more than 312,000 residents throughout Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties. SD1 maintains approximately 1,662 miles of sanitary-sewer system pipeline, 124 wastewater pumping stations, 15 flood pump stations, seven package treatment plants, three major wastewater treatment plants, 428 miles of storm-sewer system and 32,728 storm-sewer structures.

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