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Legislation #: 190760 Introduction Date: 9/19/2019
Type: Resolution Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER ROBINSON
Title: Adopting the Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Manual and the City’s Smart Sewer Adaptive Management Plan; directing the City Manager to implement the GSI Manual on capital projects with an emphasis on interdepartmental integration and coordination of design and construction of public improvements; and directing the City Manager to implement to the extent practicable additional GSI to meet the City’s obligations mandated by the Overflow Control Program (OCP) Consent Decree, including, but not limited to, the approximately $400,000,000.00 in projects outlined in the City’s Smart Sewer Adaptive Management Plan.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
9/12/2019 Filed by the Clerk's office
9/19/2019 Referred to Transportation, Infrastructure and Operations Comm
9/25/2019 Hold On Agenda (10/2/2019)
10/2/2019 Hold On Agenda (10/23/2019)
10/23/2019 Hold On Agenda (10/30/2019)
10/30/2019 Be Adopted as a Committee Substitute
10/31/2019 Assigned Third Read Calendar as Substituted
11/7/2019 Adopted as Substituted

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR RESOLUTION NO. 190760

 

Adopting the Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Manual and the City’s Smart Sewer Adaptive Management Plan; directing the City Manager to implement the GSI Manual on capital projects with an emphasis on interdepartmental integration and coordination of design and construction of public improvements; and directing the City Manager to implement to the extent practicable additional GSI to meet the City’s obligations mandated by the Overflow Control Program (OCP) Consent Decree, including, but not limited to, the approximately $400,000,000.00 in projects outlined in the City’s Smart Sewer Adaptive Management Plan.

 

WHEREAS, strategies for stormwater management have expanded in recent years, with an emphasized focus on capturing rainwater where it falls rather than moving it away as quickly as possible; and

 

WHEREAS, when it rains, streets shed hundreds of millions of gallons of runoff into an underground pipe system and it can cause downstream problems such as basement flooding and combined sewer overflows; and

 

WHEREAS, GSI is a range of technologies that help our City collect and store rainwater, and can provide an immediate visual and aesthetic benefit to the community, serve as a resource for designers, and supplement more traditional infrastructure found within the right-of-way, and promote a sustainable infrastructure future; and

 

WHEREAS, Adaptive Management is the practice of balancing gray and green infrastructure solutions to achieve the most sustainable and resilient infrastructure; and

 

WHEREAS, Kansas City’s Smart Sewer Adaptive Management Plan and GSI Manual are essential for achieving sustainable compliance with the City’s OCP Consent Decree; and

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City’s Smart Sewer Adaptive Management Plan and the GSI Manual are designed to provide an integrated framework for design and construction of GSI city-wide; and

 

WHEREAS, a successful implementation of the Smart Sewer Adaptive Management Plan and GSI Manual is highly dependent on focused coordination and collaboration between City departments to meet and understand objectives and visions for a project area and its surrounding community; and

 

WHEREAS, the program represents the largest infrastructure investment in Kansas City’s history reflecting a City-wide plan to significantly reduce sewer overflows and improve water quality; and

 

WHEREAS, Kansas City’s Smart Sewer Adaptive Management Plan is essential for achieving sustainable infrastructure; and

 

WHEREAS, Kansas City has been a pioneer regarding the incorporation of “green” solutions to meet our wet weather obligations, advance the City’s goal to update our aging sewer system, support local workforce development, and allow citizens an opportunity to participate in community revitalization; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the Council hereby adopts the Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Manual and the City’s Smart Sewer Adaptive Management Plan.

 

Section 2. That the Council directs the City Manager to implement the Smart Sewer Adaptive Management Plan and the GSI Manual on capital projects with an emphasis on interdepartmental integration and coordination of design and construction of public improvements.

 

Section 3. That both the public works standards committee and the water services standards committee are requested to convene and cause changes to be made to any existing standards to enable the implementation of the Smart Sewer Adaptive Management Plan and the use of the GSI Manual.

 

Section 4. That the City Manager is directed to implement, to the extent practicable, additional GSI to meet the City’s obligations mandated by the Overflow Control Program (OCP) Consent Decree, including, but not limited to, the approximately $400,000,000.00 in projects outlined in the City’s Smart Sewer Adaptive Management Plan.

 

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