Transformer and Insulator Replacements:

The Electric Division has contracted with an electrical contractor to replace old transformers and insulators on power poles located in backyards. The contractor began work this week. They are scheduled to replace 11 transformers over the next 3 weeks. This work requires a power outage for the replacement of the transformers. Each power outage is scheduled for up to 6 hours. Approximately 6 to 8 customers will be without power during an outage. This work is being performed to upgrade the City’s electric distribution system to continue to provide reliable service.

Boulder City Parkway Banners:

The banners on the street lights on Boulder City Parkway are scheduled to be replaced with the Spring banners Saturday night.

Aquatic and Cultural Center Master Planning:

SH Architecture has provided revised materials for review for the presentation to the Parks and Recreation Commission on March 26, 2018.

Public comment cards and collection boxes are still available for comments at City Hall in the upstairs hallway near the bulletin board, in the Recreation Center and at the Pool office.

The survey website is still set up at http://bouldercityaquatics.mindmixer.com/ where the public can submit their suggestions and comments.

Boulder City Parkway Complete Street Improvements:

The consultant, CA Group, is working on addressing staff’s 60% plan review comments. The CA group is continuing to schedule meetings with stakeholders along the project.

Gingerwood Electrical Service Replacement:

Quotes for the next 10 units on the project were received on Monday, March 12, 2018. Staff has issued a purchase order to the low bidder. Work is scheduled to begin next week. Staff will be issuing a request for quotes for the next 10 units next week.

Fire Department Remodel:

The Fire Department has reviewed the plans. The existing fire sprinkler system will need to be modified as part of the renovations. This will be included in the contractor’s scope of work. SH Architecture is working on addressing the Building Division comments.

Boulder City Tap Transformer and Breaker Replacements:

The contractor is waiting on delivery of the grating for the containment area. Staff met with the trucking and crane companies at the BC Tap site this week to review and plan for the delivery of the new transformer.

The witness testing has been scheduled for March 16, 2018 at the manufacturing plant. Representatives from the design engineer, TOR Engineering, will be attending the testing for the City.

Elm Street Retaining Wall:

The Notice to Proceed to the contractor, CG&B, was issued for Monday March 12, 2018. Construction is scheduled for 60 calendar days.

This project is the construction of a retaining wall in the unimproved alley between the 7-11 Store on Nevada Way and the Moore’s Mobile Home Park on Elm Street. This is a Community Development Block Grant funded project.

Historic Wall Preservation Police Station – City Municipal Building:

Staff and our construction management firm to conducted the pre-construction conference this week with the contractor, Capriati Construction Corporation. The Notice to Proceed has been issued for Monday March 19, 2018.

This project is removal of three walls of the old Annex Building behind the Police Station that was damaged by fire. The project will preserve the south wall of the building for Historic Preservation purposes. The removed building area will be backfilled and fenced in to be used as part of the Police Department rear parking area.

Arizona Street Reconstruction (Conduits):

The bid was awarded to Wheeler’s Electric, Inc. at the March 13, 2018 City Council meeting. Staff is working with the contractor to process the contracts and scheduled the pre-construction meeting.

This project is the installation of utility conduits from Nevada Way to Utah Street on Arizona Street. The work will also include trenching, pull boxes, utility vaults, ground wire installations and backfilling.

Arizona Street Reconstruction (Water):

This project was advertised for bids on Thursday, February 15, 2018. Bids are due on March 15, 2018. This project is the replacement of water services, fire hydrants and valves from Nevada Way to Utah Street on Arizona Street. The work will also include installation of backflow prevention devices and the abandonment of an old water main no longer in use.

Arizona Street Reconstruction (Concrete):

This project was advertised for bids on Thursday, March 8, 2018. Bids are due on March 29, 2018. This project is the removal and replacement of concrete curb and gutter, sidewalk and access ramps from Nevada Way to Utah Street on Arizona Street. The work does not include removal of all concrete in the project, only the areas that need to be brought up to current codes, deteriorated concrete and areas to improve drainage.

Hemenway Phase IIA:

This project was advertised for bids on March 1, 2018. Bids are due on March 29, 2018. This project is the construction of flood control improvements in several locations in the Hemenway Valley near Katzenback Drive, Lakeview Drive, and Lake Mountain Estates. Work includes box culverts, storm drains, concrete channels, sediment basins and erosion protection. This is a Regional Flood Control District funded project.

City Hall Fire Sprinkler Upgrades:

This project was advertised for bids on March 8, 2018. Bids are due on April 5, 2018. This project is the extension of the fire sprinkler supply line from the boiler room on the first floor of City Hall to the second floor and attic. The project also includes installing the sprinkler system in the attic. The sprinkler systems for the rest of the first and second floors will be installed in the future.

On-Call Drafting Services Request for Statements of Qualifications (RFQ):

This RFQ was advertised on the City’s website on March 7, 2018. Statements of Qualifications from interested firms are due on April 5, 2018. This RFQ is to select a consulting firm to provide drafting and pre-construction services for surveying and locating utilities for City designed infrastructure projects.

Private Projects Update:

1. Subdivision 112 – The Cottages
  • Public improvements are continuing to be installed.
2. Subdivision 113 – Boulder Hills Estates
  • Public Works will submit improvement plan review comments to the developer this week.
  • Public Works has the Grading Permit ready for issuance once all fees are paid, bonds posted and the grading contractor selected by the developer.
3. 15103 Highway US 95 South - Techren – Dry Lake Bed West
  • Public Works mailed out the approval letter for Techren’s Technical Drainage Study this week.

Public Works Customer Service:

The Public Works Department Engineering Division received 16 requests for services last week as follows:

06 – Building Department Reviews
01 – Improvement Plan Reviews
02 – Excavation Permits
00 – Traffic Control Plan Reviews
02 – Obstruction Permits
01 – Electric Service
01 – Deviation from Standards
00 – Utility Investigation
00 – Water Waste Investigation
03 – Electric Rebate Program