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File #: 19-0576    Version: 1 Name: 5/6/19 - 2019 RRFB Installations
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/6/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/6/2019 Final action: 5/6/2019
Enactment date: 5/6/2019 Enactment #: R-19-201
Title: Resolution to Award a Construction Contract to J. Ranck Electric, Inc. (ITB No. 4574) for 2019 RRFB Installations ($95,750.00)
Attachments: 1. RRFB Location Map.pdf, 2. ITB 4574 Bid Results.pdf, 3. ITB 4574 J Ranck All Contract Docs.pdf
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Resolution to Award a Construction Contract to J. Ranck Electric, Inc. (ITB No. 4574) for 2019 RRFB Installations ($95,750.00)
Memorandum
Attached for your review and approval is a resolution to award a construction contract to J. Ranck Electric, Inc. in the amount of $ 95,750.00 for the installation of rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFBs) at various City locations.

RRFBs heighten driver awareness of pedestrians crossing major streets, which improves safety for pedestrians at these enhanced crosswalks. Staff has identified five locations, and evaluated them to verify their suitability for RRFBs:
* N. Maple Road near S. Circle Dr.
* N. Maple Road between Pamela Ave. and Sequoia Pkwy
* S. Maple Road between Bens St. and Russell St.
* Green Road at Greenbrier Blvd.
* Geddes Road east of Earhart Rd.

While Green Road/Greenbrier has a crosswalk, the remaining 4 locations are mid-block/uncontrolled crosswalks. City staff will install additional RRFBs at E. Eisenhower Parkway/Plaza Road (using a federal grant) and at E. Huron Street near N. Thayer Street (if approval can be obtained from MDOT).

Two contractors submitted bids for the project. J. Ranck Electric, Inc. was the lowest responsible bidder at $95,750.00, some 5 percent below the Engineer's Estimate. J. Ranck Electric, Inc. complies with the requirements of the nondiscrimination and living wage ordinances.

Budget Impact: The Washtenaw County Road Millage funds and the City Street, Bridge, and Sidewalk Millage provide funding for the project. Annual maintenance costs associated with each installation are estimated to be $1,500 annually and will be funded by the Major Street Fund operations and maintenance budget.
Staff
Prepared by: Nicholas Hutchinson, P.E., City Engineer
Reviewed by: Craig Hupy, Public Services Area Administrator
Approved by: Howard S. Lazarus, City Administrator
Body
Whereas, Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs) heighten driver awareness of pedestrians cross...

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