While conducting their planning work, the MCES discovered concerns regarding a segment of City owned and maintained sewer system immediately upstream of their project. SEH Inc. was contracted by the City to provide inspection services and a condition assessment of the upstream City sanitary sewer system, and later recommended full rehabilitation of approximately 1,000 feet of 42-inch pipe and several manholes. This information was shared with the City Council in work session on November 21, 2017, and a companion memo was approved on the regular agenda that evening to prepare construction plans and specifications.
Plans and specifications are now complete. If Council authorizes, bids will be advertised beginning April 6, with a bid opening scheduled on April 25. It is anticipated that an award of contract will occur on May 1, 2018 and work would commence shortly thereafter, with completion planned mid-October in advance of the MCES project.
Staff and MCES are also working on a cooperative agreement that would outline such things as access, construction coordination, cost sharing, etc. This agreement will be brought before the City Council at the time of contract award.