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Agenda Item (IV-D-3)

Meeting8/6/2013 - Committee
Agenda ItemCommittee - Resources (IV-D-3)
SubjectBudget Augmentation for the Groundwater Monitoring Wells Compliance Project
Funding Measure C Program Contingency Funds
Recommended ActionIt is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve a budget augmentation of $417,600, for a project budget not to exceed $517,660 for the groundwater monitoring wells compliance project.

Background Narrative:

At the June 21, 2011 meeting, the Board of Trustees approved a tentative project budget in the amount of $100,000 for the Ground Monitoring Wells disposition project at Norco College. Since approval of the tentative budget, Riverside Community College District (RCCD) has been working on a compliance plan and program with the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). Since tentative project budget approval, two of the three wells have been identified and re-established for testing, and the third testing well is also now operable. The remaining work the District has with DTSC is to prepare and complete the development of a Soils Management Plan, Operations and Maintenance Work Plan, and Land Use Covenant to be reviewed and accepted by DTSC; and to test and monitor the wells for a five-year period.

The funding from the initial tentative budget has been expended in support of the above-referenced activities and through invoices from DTSC that include charges incurred for their review and work. In order to cover DTSC invoices and the remaining work to be conducted to achieve compliance, it is necessary to augment the project budget from its tentative amount of $100,000, to a budget not to exceed $517,660. The attached exhibit outlines the expenditures, both incurred and planned, to bring this project to completion. This includes the services for monitoring the wells for the five year duration.

Prepared By: Paul Parnell, President, Norco College
 Beth Gomez, Vice President, Business Services, Norco College
Chris Carlson, Chief of Staff & Facilities Development
Calvin Belcher, Project Manager
Bart Doering, Facilities Development Director