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Regional sewer project on city agenda

Fire chief to review 2011 responses
By: Sara Seyydin Journal Staff Writer
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The Auburn City Council will meet Monday night with a discussion about the regional sewer project on the agenda. Councilmember Kevin Hanley said the city’s decision to move forward with the Regional Sewer Project could finally come to a head at the meeting. Hanley said he was open to Placer County Supervisor Richard Weygandt’s proposal to use $35 million in future middle fork profits to help build a regional pipeline because it would keep rates stable for Auburn and North Auburn residents. The Board of Supervisors, however, did not approve Weygandt’s proposal. “We’re in compliance. We are in a good position, so it is a lot more risky to build a long pipeline and give some of our ratemaking authority to other people,” Hanley said. “If the county offers a lot of money, some councilmembers may wish to propose another resolution that says we are in support of getting into the details of this proposal that lowers the risk for Auburn residents. That might happen. There might be discussion about why the Board of Supervisors didn’t even advance the proposal. It’s going to do-or-die with the regional idea.” Auburn City Fire Chief Mark D’Ambrogi will also present the Auburn Fire 2011 incident response report. It will highlight the amount of calls the city responded to last year and trends among the calls. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. at City Hall. ~Sara Seyydin