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File #: 09-0422    Version: 1 Name: 5/18/09 - DTE Emergency PO
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/18/2009 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/18/2009 Final action: 5/18/2009
Enactment date: 5/18/2009 Enactment #: R-09-180
Title: Resolution Ratifying the Issuance of an Emergency Purchase Order to the Detroit Edison Company for the Installation of Underground Electric Service by the City Administrator and Authorizing the City Administrator to take all Necessary Actions for the Installation of this Service ($25,059.53)
Title
Resolution Ratifying the Issuance of an Emergency Purchase Order to the Detroit Edison Company for the Installation of Underground Electric Service by the City Administrator and Authorizing the City Administrator to take all Necessary Actions for the Installation of this Service ($25,059.53)
Memorandum
The attached resolution ratifies and approves the emergency issuance of a purchase order to The Detroit Edison Company (DTE) for the installation of underground electric service to replace overhead electric lines and the associated power poles that are in conflict with the construction of the Courts/Police addition to City Hall.

DTE has two power poles located on the south side of Ann Street that must be relocated due to construction of the new Courts/Police addition. These poles must be relocated prior to May 18th when the crane being used to place steel arrives onsite. To accomplish this permanent removal of these two poles, an underground service must first be installed on the north side of Ann Street from mid-block west of 5th (across from the Hands On Museum) to mid-block east of 5th (across from the temporary access to City Hall).

The City had requested the pole relocations and corresponding re-design of the electric feed more then six months ago. The plans and cost proposal for the underground installation were finally received from DTE on May 4, 2009, but was too late to bring to City Council for approval at its May 4, 2009, meeting. Having to work around the poles has created a hardship for the contractor already from both a project time and cost perspective. The failure to have the poles removed prior to the crane being on site would nearly shut the project down, causing the need for the emergency purchase order. DTE requires payment before they will schedule the work.

The City Administrator has exercised his authority under Chapter 14, Section 1:317 for an emergency purchase order for this work and this memorandum reports the reason...

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