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File #: 19-0246    Version: 2 Name: 3/18/19 PSA to FTC&H for the Allen Creek Railroad Berm Opening
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/18/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/18/2019 Final action: 3/18/2019
Enactment date: 3/18/2019 Enactment #: R-19-105
Title: Resolution to Approve a Professional Services Agreement with Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr and Huber, Inc. for Construction Engineering Services for the Allen Creek Railroad Berm Opening Project ($600,000.00)
Attachments: 1. site_plan_010419, 2. PSA_FTCH
Title
Resolution to Approve a Professional Services Agreement with Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr and Huber, Inc. for Construction Engineering Services for the Allen Creek Railroad Berm Opening Project ($600,000.00)
Memorandum
Attached for your approval is a resolution to approve a Professional Services Agreement (PSA) with Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr and Huber, Inc. (FTC&H) in the amount of $551,458 for Construction Engineering Services for the Allen Creek Berm Opening Project. The resolution also approves a contingency of $48,542.00 for additional services.

The railroad berm near the mouth of Allen Creek and Depot and Main Streets, just west of the Amtrak Station, runs perpendicular to the overland drainage flow pattern and causes the nearby floodplain depth to be as much as 10 feet during heavy storms. Upstream, flood depths are more typically in the 3 to 5 foot range. There is also a known trespassing hazard near the project. The lack of a convenient and reasonable pedestrian access linking the downtown area to the B2B Trail leads to the dangerous and illegal trespassing behavior.

The project this contract contemplates will include a large culvert beneath the railroad that will provide safe and legal access to the B2B trail from the population center and eliminate this hazard. Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2019.

In November of 2018, Michigan State Police-Emergency Management Division (MSP-EM) notified the City Staff that the City has received a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant for the construction of the stormwater portion of the Allen Creek Berm Opening Project. The City has also been awarded a Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Grant to fund a portion of the non-motorized elements of the project. Finally, the City has also received a Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant to fund a portion of the non-motorized elements of the project.

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