•       PG&E’s project representative indicated PG&E’s bankruptcy will not impact the Rule 20A project and they intend to move forward with the project;
  •     Project contractor Daleo Construction’s recent soil borings were done to determine the characteristic of native soils to determine their suitability to be used as backfill, or if “spoils” can be taken to the Monterey Regional Waste Management District for disposal.  Final analyses are expected to be completed by the end of this week (2/15/19);
  •      Daleo also provided a tentative schedule and order of work to complete the project.  As stated previously, in order to begin the project, we need a reasonably clear and sustained forecast of non-rainy weather.  Extremely optimistically (and unlikely), if work were to begin in early March, the work could theoretically be completed before Halloween, provided we encounter no significant challenges/problems during construction;
  •     Kyle Oyama provided a quick summary of an updated accounting of project funding sources and verbally summarized appropriations/expenditures/ encumbrances/balances  The accounting shows funds are being properly used for their intended purpose, and not being diverted to inappropriate activities/services.  Kyle and Rob also detailed the government processes of encumbering and spending;
  •    Sufficient funds currently exist to complete the project;,
  •     Rob and Kyle will continue responding to the Chamber members’ questions/comments/concerns, to the extent they can..  They are unable to add work scope (i.e.: additional improvements) to the project.;
  •     Paul Greenway is still involved with the project, as President of G7ei Engineering, coordinating most of the utility companies and serving as the County Public Works/project historian.