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TO:HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL
FROM:DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS
DATE:DECEMBER 3, 2002
SUBJECT:ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR ALTA MIRA CANYON
Channel improvements for the Alta Mira Canyon is a project recommended by the Geological Panel of Experts to reduce the amount of ground water entering the slide plane of the Abalone Cove landslide. Work to date includes a certified Environmental Impact Report, the application for permits to the Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, and the Regional Water Quality Control Board and the preparation of final plans and specifications for the improvements,
In August the City Council and staff discussed the project, its budget, and the acquisition of rights of way needed for construction. The City Council appointed a sub-committee to meet with Robert Douglas Chairman of Board for the Abalone Cove Landslide Abatement District (ACLAD) to discuss a potential role for ACLAD in the funding of the project, as well as to assist the City in the acquisition of the necessary rights of way.
At a meeting with Mayor pro tem Stern, and Robert Douglas it was determined that it may be possible to reduce project costs and still meet the project goals if an alternate lining system is used, or if less of the channel is lined. To investigate this possibility, engineering services are required. This staff report recommends the award of a contract for those services.
The following services are included in this contract:
To obtain the needed services, qualifications were requested from the following three geotechnical firms:
Upon review of qualifications, GeoSyntec Consultants was determined to be the most qualified. The principal reason is that they demonstrated considerable knowledge regarding geomembrane systems and flexible lining systems. This should prove useful when alternative lining systems are evaluated.
A proposal was then requested from GeoSyntec Consultants. Upon review of that proposal, it was concluded that their fees are reasonable and competitive. Based on this staff recommends that a contract be awarded to GeoSyntec Consultants.
Adopting the staff recommendations will award an engineering contract for engineering services to GeoSyntec Consultant to perform a value engineering study of the Alta Mira Canyon project. The goal of the study is to evaluate whether the currently proposed project can be reduced, and still meet the project objectives of reducing the amount of storm water entering the failure plane of the Abalone Cove Landslide.
Request staff to seek other proposals for the necessary services.
The adopted FY 02-03 Budget includes adequate funding for the recommended actions. The funding source for the recommended services is the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.
Director of Public Works
Statement of Qualifications - Zeiser Kling
Statement of Qualifications – The Delta Group
Statement of Qualifications – GeoSyntec Consultants
Proposal – GeoSyntec Consultants