Rancho Palos Verdes City Council
   



TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL

FROM: DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS

DATE: APRIL 18, 2006

SUBJECT: NOTICE OF COMPLETION OF THE TARAPACA STORM DRAIN REPAIR

RECOMMENDATION

1. Accept the work as complete; and

2. Authorize the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion with the County Recorder; and if no claims are filed within 35 days after recordation;

3. Authorize the Director of Public Works to release the 10% retention payment, to Hardy and Harper, Inc. 35 days after recordation of the Notice of Completion by the County Recorder contingent upon no claims being filed on the project.

BACKGROUND

On December 21, 2004 the City Council found that an emergency existed concerning the repair of the Tarapaca Storm Drain. Accordingly, the City Council approved the execution of a construction contract with the City’s on-call Roadway Maintenance Contractor, hardy & Harper, Inc. to accomplish this work.

DISCUSSION

Measures were immediately taken to minimize erosion to the slope behind homes located on Tarapaca Drive. Engineering services were secured and a solution to fix the problem was designed. Hardy & Harper contacted several Contractors, and visited the job site, became familiar with the requirements of the project and submitted cost proposals for this project. Problems with the very steep terrain and other job requirements prohibited all but one contractor from beginning work. Hardy & Harper’s sub contractor began work on the repair in October 2005.

Updates specific to the improvements have been provided at each City Council meeting since approval of the emergency repairs in accordance with Public Contract Code Section 22050 (a)(1) and 22050 (c)(1).
This project was funded through…budgeted in the Water Quality Fund.

CURRENT STATUS

The contractor has completed all work associated with the emergency repairs.

The final project costs are as follows:

Total Amount Approved $ 95,000.00

Tarapaca Emergency Repair Costs $ 79,880.00

Hardy and Harper, Inc. have successfully completed all work in accordance with the plans and specifications. Therefore, the work should be accepted as complete and a Notice of Completion filed.

Respectfully submitted:

Ray Holland
Interim Director of Public Works

Reviewed

Les Evans
City Manager

Attachment: A) Notice of Completion