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RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH ENVIRONMENTAL TROUBLESHOOTERS FOR REMEDIATION AND COST RECOVERY ASSOCIATED WITH THE PIONEER BUILDING SITE IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $17,745.
BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are authorized to execute and implement a contract with Environmental Troubleshooters, for a cost not to exceed $17,745, in the form and containing the terms and conditions set out in the contract on file with the city clerk as Public Document No. _____________, for remediation and cost recovery associated with the Pioneer building site, payment to be from Self Insurance Fund 605-036-1650-5319.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: In 1975, the city experienced a leak in an underground tank at city hall. In the 1980's, the city operated a fueling facility at the government services building. The soil under the Pioneer building became contaminated with fuel, and the owner and MPCA brought action against the city and state. As part of the settlement, reached several years ago, the city must operate and maintain a monitoring and filtering system at the site. The original contractor went out of business. We received complaints of fuel fumes in the building. This led us to discover that the filter system is broken. This contract provides for repair and maintenance, on-going monitoring and testing the MPCA requires and cost recovery from the state petrofund. Most of the costs are eligible for reimbursement from the petrofund. The maximum level is 90%. We may not be approved for 90%, but we will receive significant reimbursement of this contract cost, over 50%. The necessary applications have already been submitted.