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File #: 11-0791    Version: 2 Name: 07/18/11- Contract Marine City Nursery Tree Purchase & Planting
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/18/2011 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/18/2011 Final action: 7/18/2011
Enactment date: 7/18/2011 Enactment #: R-11-307
Title: Resolution to Award a Contract to Marine City Nursery Company ($301,475.00; Bid No. ITB-4165) for the Purchase, Delivery and Planting of Trees along City Street Rights-of-Way
Attachments: 1. SRF_FY12TreePlantingPlan.pdf
Title
Resolution to Award a Contract to Marine City Nursery Company ($301,475.00; Bid No. ITB-4165) for the Purchase, Delivery and Planting of Trees along City Street Rights-of-Way
Memorandum
Your approval is requested to award a Contract to Marine City Nursery Company, in the amount of $301,475.00 for the purchase, delivery, and planting of trees along City street rights-of-way including a one year guarantee.

The contract is to plant 1,200 trees along City street rights-of-way in the Malletts Creek, Allen Creek, Traver Creek and Swift Run Drainage Districts. A tree planting plan was developed focusing on areas with at least one of the following: low canopy cover, large areas of impervious surfaces, significant impact by the emerald ash borer or an aging tree canopy. The tree planting plan, which was included as part of ITB-4165, is attached. Trees decrease the quantity of stormwater runoff and improve the quality of the run-off that reaches local lakes and streams. Ann Arbor’s public trees intercept 65 million gallons of stormwater each year (Source: City of Ann Arbor i-Tree Streets Analysis, 2009).

Bid documents and specifications were distributed electronically to contractors and suppliers. Two bids were received and opened on May 27, 2011 and only one was determined to be a responsible bidder. Marine City Nursery Company, with a bid of $301,475.00, was the responsible bidder.

The project budget is estimated to be $319,475.00 and is being funded by the Approved Storm Water Capital Budget. This project was included on the Project Priority List for State Revolving Fund (SRF) loan funding and will be repaid as a loan to the SRF and may include up to 50% loan forgiveness.

The Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner (WCWRC) has secured a low interest rate loan on behalf of the City and will reimburse the Storm Water Fund for its share of the project. The WCWRC will be assessing the City over a maximum of 20 years for two projects: (1) th...

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