WEEKLY STATUS UPDATE FOR AUGUST 10, 2017

PUBLIC WORKS & ENGINEERING


Aquatic and Cultural Center Master Planning:

Parks and Recreation and Public Works staff presented the draft Request for Statements of Qualifications (RFQ) to the City Council at the Tuesday, August 8, 2017 meeting. This RFQ is for the selection of a consulting firm to prepare the master plan. The consultant will be tasked with soliciting public input, touring other similar sized community facilities, preparing a budget and preparing and presenting the master plan. Once approved the master plan will be used to guide the design of the new facility.

The City Council provided staff directive to advertise the RFQ.

BC Tap Circuit Breaker Purchase:

This project was awarded to Alsotm Grid, LLC at the August 8, 2017 City Council meeting. This is the purchase of a 245kV Dead Tank SF6 Circuit Breaker for the BC Tap to replace the existing breaker. This breaker purchase is part of the larger project to replace the aging transformer, circuit breaker and other equipment at the BC Tap.

US93 Conduit Repairs Phase II:

King Communications began work trenching and installing conduit. This project is the next phase of utility conduits, vaults and equipment pads to replace failed facilities along US93. Work on the south side will be between Juniper Way and Madrone Street. Work on the north side will be from Yucca Street to Marshall Plaza.

King Communication will be working nights from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Sunday night through Thursday mornings to reduce the impacts of construction to the traveling public and the adjacent businesses.

Gingerwood Phase I Electrical Service Replacement:

This project was advertised for bids on July 13, 2017. Bids are due on Thursday, August 17, 2017. This project is the first phase of connecting the existing services in the Gingerwood Mobile Home Park to the new electrical system installed over the past several years.

Fifth Street Reconstruction:

The contractor, Foxy Construction, and their paving subcontractor paved Fifth Street on Wednesday. They are also working on installing the new street lights, concrete replacements, raising water valve and manhole covers, pouring collars and working on landscape restoration and clean up. Foxy anticipates fog sealing Fifth Street late this week.

Fire Department Remodel:

Staff conducted interviews with the top 3 ranked firms on Thursday, August 3, 2017. From these interviews the Selection Committee recommended proceeding to negotiating a scope of work and fee with SH Architecture. Staff has scheduled a scoping meeting for Thursday, August 10, 2017.

Private Projects Update:


1. Subdivision 112 – The Cottages – 1501 Nevada Highway
  • The improvement plans have been reviewed and approved by City staff and an approval letter was mailed out last week.
  • The developer needs to pay the inspection and plan review fees for this project and post the bond for the public improvements. Once these items are complete, the developer’s contractor may apply for permits to construct the improvements and staff can sign the final map.
2. Subdivision 113 – Tract 349
  • The developer met with City staff to go over plan submittals and timelines for the review process last week.