AUGUST 2, 2005 NOTICE OF COMPLETION WESTERN AVENUE SINKHOLE REPAIR AUGUST 2, 2005 NOTICE OF COMPLETION WESTERN AVENUE SINKHOLE REPAIR

TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL

FROM: DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS

DATE: AUGUST 2, 2005

SUBJECT: NOTICE OF COMPLETION WESTERN AVENUE SINKHOLE REPAIR

RECOMMENDATIONS

  1. Accept the work as complete.
  2. Authorize the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion with the Los Angeles County Recorder.
  3. Authorize the Director of Public Works to release the 10% retention payment 35 days after recordation of the Notice of Completion by the City Clerk at the Los Angeles County Recorderís office, contingent on no claims being filed against the project,

BACKGROUND

On January 2, 2005, during an extraordinarily heavy period of rainfall a sinkhole appeared along Western Avenue at Delasonde Drive. On January 4, 2005, the City Council authorized staff to enter into a purchase order agreement with Mladen Buntich Construction, Inc. (Buntich) for the repair of the sinkhole and storm drain, and provided funding authorization of $350,000. On March 15, 2005 the City Council increased project funding by $400,000 to $750,000.

In addition the repair of the street and storm drain, there were other areas of project costs for engineering services and other areas of construction such as signal repairs, and traffic striping.

A final project accounting is as follows:


REVENUES

Funding Authorized by City Council

Authorized on January 4, 2005: $ 350,000.00

Authorized on March 15, 2005: $ 400,000.00

Total: $ 750,000.00

 

EXPENSES

Cost of Work Performed by primary contractor Buntich

Total Invoices paid to date: $ 556,767.00

Amount pending payment: $ 11,044.15

Total cost of work performed by Buntich: $ 567,811.15

Other areas of expense

Charles Abbott Associates Inspection & Management Services: $ 36,000

DMc Engineering Engineering Design Services: $ 8,745

TDS Engineering Repairs to Traffic Signal: $ 16,914

Group Delta Soil/material Testing: $ 4,003

Spectrum Geophysics Locate Subsurface Utilities: $ 585

Smith-Emery Laboratories Concrete Testing: $ 60

National Plant Services Video Inspection of Storm Drain: $ 2,120

Traffic Loops & Crackfilling Install Traffic Loops: $ 2,400

Subtotal other areas of expense: $ 70,829.37

Total Project Costs: $ 638,639.54

It is anticipated that some costs will be reimbursed.

CONCLUSION

Buntich has completed all work as directed by the Director of Public Works. Therefore, the work performed by Buntich should be accepted as complete and the Notice of Completion filed with the County Recorder.

FISCAL IMPACT

The recommended actions will have no fiscal impact.

Respectfully submitted,

Dean E. Allison

Director of Public Works

Reviewed,

Les Evans, City Manager

Attachment: Notice of Completion