The following action items passed by majority vote during the regular meeting of the Sanitation District No. 1 Board of Directors held Tuesday, December 15.
- Generating and Mailing Billing Statements and Notices
The contract with Pinnacle Data Systems was extended for one year for printing services.
SD1 awarded a contract to RosTech in July 2020 for a customer information and billing system to be implemented in 2022. In the interim, this one-year extension with current vendor Pinnacle Data System will continue to accommodate the current billing system processes. A new contract for print services will coincide with the implementation of the new billing system.
SD1 Goals Advanced: Customer Satisfaction, Financial Viability and Operational Efficiency & Resiliency
- Reservation of Sanitary Sewer Capacity
Five new requests for reservation of sanitary sewer capacity were approved at the December 2020 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 and Environmental Stewardship
- Storm Water Public Cost-Share
One new request from the City of Crestview Hills was approved during the December 2020 Board of Directors Meeting. This project, when complete, will address flooding at Lookout Farm Drive and Calumet Court as part of the city’s storm water improvement project that includes installation of inlets and upsizing of storm water pipes.
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% of the cost.
SD1 Goals Advanced: Customer Satisfaction, Financial Viability, Stakeholder Support and Environmental Stewardship
- Termination Storm Water Interlocal and Transfer Agreements – City of Covington
The SD1 Board of Directors approved termination of the interlocal and transfer agreements with the City of Covington as presented by SD1 staff, and the authorization to negotiate and execute the final terms of paragraph 12 of the agreement by the SD1 Executive Director.
The City of Covington desires to terminate the Interlocal Agreement and the Transfer Agreement and apply for its own separate KPDES MS4 Permit with the state of Kentucky. SD1 maintains the position that a regional approach to storm water management is in the best interest of the ratepayers and the Northern Kentucky community. However, SD1 will agree to terminate the Interlocal Agreement and the Transfer Agreement so that Covington may have autonomy over its storm water programs and funding.
The City of Covington has made a request to terminate the storm water interlocal and transfer agreements with SD1 so that the City can operate its own MS4 permit.
Details about the SD1 Strategic Business Plan are available at: https://www.sd1.org/223/Strategic-Business-Plan.
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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.