City Council Minutes Special - 04/03/2007

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Date of Record: 2007-04-03

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

CORONADO CITY HALL

1825 STRAND WAY

CORONADO, CALIFORNIA

TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2007

The Special City Council Meeting was called to order at 7:27 p.m.

1. ROLL CALL:

Present: Councilmembers Downey, Monroe, Ovrom, Tanaka and Smisek

Absent: None

Also Present: City Manager Mark Ochenduszko

City Attorney Morgan Foley

City Clerk Linda Hascup

2. COMMUNICATIONS - ORAL: None.

3. CITY COUNCIL BUSINESS:

3a. Adoption of a Resolution Authorizing the Award of a Contract for the Transbay Pump Station Wet Well Relining Project and Ratifying Actions Taken in Response to the Emergency.

Inspection of the Transbay Pump Station wet well lining during the Transbay Sewer Force Main Replacement revealed that the lining is failing. This lining prevents sewage from leaking through the wet well walls into the surrounding ground or the pump station dry well, where the electrical systems controlling the pump station are housed. A minor amount of seepage into this equipment could force individual pump shutdown or, in the worst case, complete station shutdown.

The Transbay Pump Station is the collection point for all sewage generated by the City of Coronado and the local Naval facilities and is responsible for the pumping of all sewage across the bay. The use of an emergency contract for this project is appropriate because the wet well lining is failing; a fully open bid process will significantly extend the amount of time during which a major failure might occur, potentially resulting in the full-scale shutdown of the Transbay Pump Station. A full-scale shutdown in excess of six hours would have dire environmental, economic, and political ramifications. The location of the Transbay Pump Station within the heart of the Coronado Ferry Landing retail space magnifies the significant negative noise impacts this construction will certainly cause. Fortunately, the expected early substantial completion date of the Transbay Force Main project will enable the emergency project to be completed prior to the peak retail shopping season.

The emergency project is to be awarded under a negotiated contract with Ortiz Corporation, a company that is already on-site as a subcontractor to the general contractor for the Transbay project. The use of a negotiated no-bid contract with this highly recommended local contractor provides the best method to implement immediate necessary infrastructure improvements while minimizing the negative construction impacts to the surrounding community and avoiding the potential failure of the pump station.

MSUC (Monroe/Tanaka) moved that the City Council adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CORONADO FINDING THAT AN EMERGENCY EXISTS AND AUTHORIZING THE EMERGENCY REPAIR WORK TO THE TRANSBAY PUMP STATION WET WELL AND RATIFYING ALL ACTIONS TAKEN BY CITY STAFF IN RESPONSE TO THE EMERGENCY. The Resolution was read by Title, the reading in its entirety unanimously waived and adopted by Council as RESOLUTION NO. 8010.

AYES: Downey, Monroe, Ovrom, Tanaka and Smisek

NAYS: None

ABSENT: None

4. ADJOURNMENT. The meeting adjourned at 7:28 p.m.

Approved: May 1, 2007

/s/______________________________

Tom Smisek, Mayor

City of Coronado

Attest:

/s/______________________________

Linda K. Hascup

City Clerk