To: Mayor Applebaum and City CouncilFrom: Jane S. Brautigam, City ManagerTom Carr, City AttorneyDavid Gehr, Deputy City AttorneyPaul J. Fetherston, Deputy City ManagerMaureen Rait, Executive Director of Public WorksJoe Castro, Facilities and Fleet ManagerBill Boyes, Facilities Maintenance Program ManagerDate: April 12, 2012
Subject: Information Item: Valmont Butte Voluntary Clean Up Program Update
The Voluntary Clean Up Plan (“VCUP”) at the Valmont Butte is under construction; settlementswith other responsible parties have been completed, and necessary permits have been obtained.However, the Boulder Weekly and some nonprofit organizations have raised questions regardingvarious aspects of the VCUP. The city has been diligent and thorough in its investigation,conducted more in-depth testing and sampling of the entire site, and has engaged in severalpublic meetings to answer questions regarding the approved VCUP. Questions raised by theseorganizations are addressed in this memorandum.
It is anticipated that the total costs to implement the clean up plan will be approximately $5million with the city responsible for 50 percent of the costs. Apportionment of the costs for thiseffort is allocated between the General Fund 50%, Wastewater Utility 40%, and Open Space andMountain Parks 10%. When the Valmont Butte site was purchased, it was intended to be used tohouse a fire training center, wastewater biosolids plant, and as open space.
COMMUNITY SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENTS AND IMPACTS
Economic: Economic impacts, including those associated with the consideration of thefuture use of the property, will be examined with the City Council after completion of theVCUP.
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