TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL
FROM: DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS
DATE: DECEMBER 6, 2005
SUBJECT: REPAIR OF FOUR STORM DRAINS
Review and reconfirm by a four/fifths (4/5) vote, the Council’s previous action on November 15, 2005 to authorize staff to conduct an informal bid process to repair storm drains on Palos Verdes Drive South, Silver Arrow, Crest Road and Pontevedra.
On November 15, 2005, the City Council found that an emergency exists concerning the repair of four storm drains. This emergency situation will not permit a delay resulting from a competitive solicitation for bids to line the existing pipes.
Approval of both the informal bid process, the pre-ordering of the materials and the negotiation and execution of the construction contract change order with the SANCON Technologies, Inc., and the expenditure of the $459,700 for this work required a four-fifths (4/5) vote of the Council under Public Contract Code Section 22050(a)(1).
In addition, Public Contract Code Section 22050(c)(1) requires that when a governing body takes action under Section 22050(a)(1), it must review that action and reaffirm it by a four-fifths vote at each subsequent regularly scheduled meeting until the action is terminated. Accordingly, because the repair has not yet been completed, staff has placed this item on tonight’s agenda. This item will be placed on each subsequent agenda until the project is completed.
The Contractor began his work on the storm drainpipe under Palos Verdes Drive South. His crews cleaned the pipe using hand labor with shovels, a jackhammer and buckets to carry away the debris.
November 28 Access pits constructed on PVDS and Crest. Pipe cleaning to be completed, pipe lengths to be confirmed & materials ordered (three weeks lead time is required for the lining materials).
December 5 Repairs to the pipe located on the slope between Silver Arrow and Hawthorne to be performed.
December 12 Construction begins installing the manhole on the Silver Arrow pipe.
Interim Director of Public Works
Attachment: A) Statement of Estimated General Fund Reserve