Approves Amendment No. 3 with CH2M-Hill/Winzler & Kelly/Carlile Macy ($677,900) - Engineering Design Contract - Geysers Recharge Project

February 16, 1999


RESOLUTION NO. 23874

RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA APPROVING AMENDMENT NO. 3 TO THE CONTRACT WITH CH2M HILL/WINZLER & KELLY/CARLILE MACY TO INCLUDE ADDITIONAL ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL EVALUATION OF ALTERNATIVE PIPELINE ROUTES AND PUMP STATION LOCATIONS FOR THE GEYSERS RECHARGE PROJECT

WHEREAS, on January 22, 1998, the Board of Public Utilities selected the Geysers Recharge Projectas the long-term wastewater project; and

WHEREAS, on January 27, 1998, the Council confirmed this decision; and

WHEREAS, in May 1998, the Council awarded a contract, by Resolution No. 23552, to a consultant team headed by CH2M Hill/Winzler & Kelly/Carlile Macy to provide design and engineering services for implementation of the Geysers Recharge Project; and

WHEREAS, work completed during the project development phase determined that alternative pipeline routes and pump station locations may be cost-effective and provide advantages for future agricultural reuse opportunities; and

WHEREAS, on October 20, 1998, the Council, by Resolution No. 23730, approved Amendment No. 1 to the contract to evaluate the feasibility of a westerly pipeline alignment in lieu of the Chalk Hill Road alignment and to evaluate relocation of the Alexander Valley pump station; and

WHEREAS, the results of this work developed a potentially cost-effective alternative alignment pump station location; and

WHEREAS, on December 1, 1998, the Council, by Resolution No. 23785, approved Amendment No.2 to the contract to complete a Supplemental Environmental Impact Report on the westerly alignment (mid-section) and to complete environmental initial studies on the north section and south section of the pipeline; and

WHEREAS, the results of this work developed alternatives warranting further consideration in both the north and south sections; and

WHEREAS, completion of environmental studies (Supplemental Environmental Impact Reports) and preliminary engineering are necessary if these options are to be further developed for consideration; and

WHEREAS, the costs associated with this additional work are estimated at $677,900; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Public Utilities considered this item on February 4, 1999, and recommended Council approval.

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS RESOLVED that the Council approves and authorizes the Mayor to execute Amendment No. 3 to the contract with CH2M Hill/Winzler & Kelly/Carlile Macy to complete the environmental documents for the north and south segments, to complete the preliminary engineering for the north and south segments, and to complete the related work for the Geysers Recharge Project in a total amount of $677,900.

IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council directs the Director of Administrative Services to increase the budget for Account No. 8600 "Geysers Recharge Project - Engineering Services" by $677,900, the source of funds to be from Account No. 8542 "Geysers Recharge Project - Bond Proceeds."

IN COUNCIL DULY PASSED this 16th day of February, 1999.

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