The city will bypass normal procedures in order to rush repairs on an unstable, eroded slope on Bluebird Canyon Drive that poses a threat to the sewer below.
City officials on Tuesday awarded a design/build contract for the repairs without putting the project out to bid, and directed the city manager to implement the project before mid-December, if possible. This includes authorization to issue permits and apply for permits.
"We have been working feverishly on this," said David Shissler, the city's director of water quality.
The staff is of the opinion that the immediate threat to the sewer main in the 1200 block of Bluebird Canyon Drive was caused by the December rains.