A construction contract for a $2 million sewer system upgrade will be considered Wednesday by the Pacific Grove City Council.

The project would be partially financed — about $810,000 from a $2.4 million state grant to reduce bacterial and other pollution from the Monterey Bay Sanctuary — and represents the third phase of installing dry-weather diversions on storm drains.

The work includes reconstruction of one of the city's seven sewage pump stations and replacement of several hundred feet of sewer mains. The city sewer fund would pick up this part of the cost.

City officials are recommending award of the contract to Monterey Peninsula Engineering Inc. — one of three bidders — for $2,069,205.

A council report says the pump station replacement is required under a court settlement. Another pump station was replaced in 2011.

The project will be in the Ocean View Boulevard corridor between First Street and Eardley Avenue. The sewer and drain lines would run the length of the project. The new pump station would go in the landscaped median between Ocean View Boulevard and the Recreation Trail.

The runoff diversion will cover an additional 100 acres and large outfalls between Hopkins Marine Station and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the report says.

On a related matter, the council will consider hiring the Wallace Group to update the city's sewer system management plan.


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The work is required to bring the plan into compliance with a 2006 order from the state Water Resources Control Board.

A project environmental review says the work would take about seven months and cause temporary disruptions to traffic on Ocean View Boulevard and to Recreation Trail users.

The council also will consider:

· Extending a contract with Albert Weisfuss Arborist Services until June 30, but renewable for five years, at a cost not to exceed $48,000 per year.

· Joining the Monterey Peninsula Regional Violence and Narcotics Team with Carmel, Marina, Monterey, Sand City and Seaside and other agencies. Police Chief Vicki Myers says one officer from Pacific Grove will eventually work full time with the team, once staffing levels permit.

· A presentation by AT&T on the temporary move of a cellular tower from the Pacific Grove Adult School to the El Carmelo Cemetery to continue wireless coverage in the city.


If you go

·What:Pacific Grove City Council

·When:6 p.m. Wednesday

·Where:Council chambers, 300 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove