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Resolution No. 2008-11

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City Council meeting minutes of March 17 2008

RESOLUTION NO. 2008-11

A RESOLUTION authorizing the City Manager of the City of Lakewood to sign and certify the annual report documents required by the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit for submittal to the Washington State Department of Ecology by March 31, 2008

WHEREAS, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program is a requirement of the federal Clean Water Act and is intended to protect and restore waters for fishing and swimming uses; and,

WHEREAS, this permit allows municipalities to discharge storm water runoff from municipal drainage systems into the State?s bodies of water, so long as the municipality has programs to protect or minimize impacts to water quality as required under the permit conditions; and,

WHEREAS, permit conditions are phased in over the five-year permit term, and permits are revised and reissued every five years; and,

WHEREAS, the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has delegated permitting authority for this program to the Washington State Department of Ecology, and the Department of Ecology issued the MPDES Phase II storm water permit to the City of Lakewood in January of 2007 with an effective date of February 16, 2007; and,

WHEREAS, the first permit deadline is March 31, 2008, and prior to this deadline Ecology must receive an annual compliance report and storm water management program documentation that demonstrates the City of Lakewood?s compliance activities for the previous year; and,

WHEREAS, the City is in compliance with this program; and,

WHEREAS, the compliance report and program update must be signed and certified by either the City Manager or Mayor.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL FOR THE CITY OF LAKEWOOD DOES RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. The City Manager is hereby authorized to sign and certify the annual report documents required by the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II Municipal Storm Water Permit for submittal to the Washington State Department of Ecology by March 31, 2008. This certification pertains to the City of Lakewood?s 2007 Annual Compliance Report and 2008 Storm Water Management Program (SWMP), a copy of which report is on file with the City of Lakewood City Clerk?s office.

Section 2. That this Resolution shall be in full force in effect upon passage and signatures hereon.

PASSED by the City Council this 17th day of March, 2008.

CITY OF LAKEWOOD

______________________________ Douglas G. Richardson, Mayor

Attest:

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Alice M. Bush, MMC, City Clerk

Approved as to form:

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Heidi Ann Wachter, City Attorney