04-0674R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH THE ST. LOUIS AND LAKE COUNTY REGIONAL RAILROAD AUTHORITY FOR USE OF ITS RIGHT-OF-WAY IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE LAKESIDE SANITARY SEWAGE STORAGE FACILITY.

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

     RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are authorized to enter into a agreement substantially in the form of that on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. __________ with the St. Louis and Lake County regional railroad authority for use of its right-of-way in conjunction with the city’s Lakeside sanitary sewage storage facility to be constructed at 52nd Avenue East and Dodge Street at a cost of not to exceed $500; payable from Fund 0530, Agency 500, Organization 1915, Object 5441.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  The purpose of this resolution is to authorize an agreement with the regional railroad authority to use railroad right-of-way in conjunction with the city’s Lakeside sanitary sewage storage facility to be constructed at 52nd Avenue East and Dodge Street.


As part of its plan to address the I&I problems in the Lakeside-Lester Park area, the city has made a commitment to construct a 1.9 million gallon sewage holding facility in the Lester Park neighborhood to temporarily hold the sanitary sewage flows which would otherwise exceed the capacity of the sewer system to accommodate them and which would result in the overflow of sewage into Lake Superior. This facility will be constructed east of 52nd Avenue East on Dodge Street between London Road and Superior Street and immediately adjacent to the right-of-way of the regional railroad. The facility will be constructed exclusively on city-owned land but, in order to have enough room around the facility to effectively construct and maintain the facility, the city will need to use a portion of the authority’s right-of-way.


Pursuant to the agreement authorized by this resolution, the city will make a one-time payment to the authority for the use of the right-of-way. The city will also agree that such use will not interfere with the authority’s uses any more than necessary and that the authority will be protected from any liability arising out of the city’s usage.