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File #: 18-1484    Version: 1 Name: 10/15/18 - Amendment 3 Ann Arbor Station NEPA
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/1/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/15/2018 Final action: 10/15/2018
Enactment date: 10/15/2018 Enactment #: R-18-424
Title: Resolution to Approve Amendment No. 3 to the Professional Services Agreement with URS Corporation Great Lakes Inc., for the Ann Arbor Station Environmental Review ($99,022.00)
Attachments: 1. URS PSA Amendment 3.pdf
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Resolution to Approve Amendment No. 3 to the Professional Services Agreement with URS Corporation Great Lakes Inc., for the Ann Arbor Station Environmental Review ($99,022.00)
Memorandum
Attached for your review and consideration is a resolution authorizing Amendment No. 3 to the Professional Services Agreement with URS Corporation Great Lakes Inc. (URS). Council Resolution R-13-321 approved a professional services agreement with URS for conceptual design and environmental review services for the Ann Arbor Station Environmental Review Project for $824,875.14 including contingencies. Council Resolution R-16-439 and R-17-212, approved Amendments 1 and 2 for $126,798.72 and $137,026.00 respectively, bringing the total amount to $1,088,699.86. This amendment of $99,022.00 will bring the total amount of the contract with URS to $1,187,721.86.

The initial scope of work for this agreement included preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) and public review process for one "preferred alternative" in accordance with the Federal National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This contract amendment is needed to complete the ongoing NEPA effort resulting from Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) requests for additional work not included in the prior approved scope of work. The original scope of work envisioned publishing a Draft EA and addressing comments received in a final finding of the FRA. FRA approved release of the Draft EA for public comment on September 15, 2017. The Draft EA, combined with all comments received and responses to the comments, were documented in a draft final finding document that was provided to FRA in November 2017. The original scope of work was therefore deemed complete.

However, FRA responded that further work would be required. FRA advised the project team that the Draft EA must be revised to a Final EA, which would be reviewed by FRA and then published for additional public review. Under FRA's current direction, after this ad...

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