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File #: 16-0727    Version: 1 Name: 6/20/16 - Nichols Arboretum Siphon and Sewer Repair
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/20/2016 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/20/2016 Final action: 6/20/2016
Enactment date: 6/20/2016 Enactment #: R-16-245
Title: Resolution to Approve a Professional Services Agreement with Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr, & Huber, Inc. for the Nichols Arboretum Sewer and Siphon Rehabilitation Project ($152,823.21)
Attachments: 1. psa - nichols arboretum siphon and sanitary sewer rehabilitation - 160503, 2. LFS Preliminary Construction Layout
Title
Resolution to Approve a Professional Services Agreement with Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr, & Huber, Inc. for the Nichols Arboretum Sewer and Siphon Rehabilitation Project ($152,823.21)
Memorandum
Attached for your review and approval, please find a Professional Services Agreement with Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr, & Huber, Inc. (FTCH) in the amount of $152,823.21 for design engineering services associated with the Nichols Arboretum Sewer and Siphon Rehabilitation Project.

The Nichols Arboretum Sewer and Siphon Rehabilitation Project includes the cleaning, lining, and rehabilitation of a portion of the Southside Interceptor sewer that passes through the Nichols Arboretum. Also included in the proposed work is the performance of a hands-on inspection of the flow chambers at the beginning and end of an inverted siphon that exists along the interceptor sewer. Attached is a drawing that depicts the affected portion of the Arboretum and the portion of the sewer that is planned to be rehabilitated. Due to the sensitive nature of the area in which this project exists, there are several challenges that must be addressed through the design and specification preparation process so that;

1. Appropriate chapters of City Code are met;
2. The contract documents contain the necessary safeguards to appropriately direct the contractor's operations; and,
3. To prevent needless disruption and damage to the arboretum.

The Southside Interceptor sewer is a major sanitary trunkline that provides sanitary sewer service to approximately 1,185 acres; or, an ultimate population of about 20,000 residents if all service areas are fully developed. Due to the location and topography of the land which contains the sewer, it is very difficult for our Field Operations forces to access the sewer for performing routine maintenance and cleaning activities. Consequently, the condition of the sewer has degraded over time. It has been reported that the City's Field Operations staff ha...

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