|Streets within the project area, illustrated on the attached Project Location Map, are proposed to be rehabilitated via reconstruction methods. Improvements to streets proposed for reconstruction include the reclamation of the existing bituminous surface and aggregate base, removal and replacement of damaged curb and gutter, sidewalk and pedestrian curb ramp improvements in accordance with ADA requirements, watermain pipe valve and hydrant replacements, and repairs or replacements to the existing storm sewer and sanitary sewer as needed.
The following streets are proposed for reconstruction:
Open house meetings were held during evening hours on October 11, 2017 and January 24, 2018 to provide information about the project, and to listen to comments and concerns from area property owners. Council accepted the feasibility report on December 19, 2017, and ordered the improvement and advertisement for bids on February 20, 2018. A public hearing and assessment hearing were also held on February 20.
- 131st Lane from Round Lake Boulevard to Silverod Street
- Silverod Street from 129th Avenue to 131st Lane
- Marigold Street from Northdale Boulevard to 129th Avenue
- 129th Avenue from Silverod Street to Northdale Boulevard
- 129th Avenue from Northdale Boulevard to Lily Street
- Lily Street from 129th Avenue to 131st Avenue
- 121st Avenue from Crooked Lake Boulevard to Jonquil Street
- 120th Avenue from Eidelweiss Street to Jonquil Street
- 119th Lane from Eidelweiss Street to Jonquil Street
- 119th Avenue from Crooked Lake Boulevard to Jonquil Street
- Jonquil Street from 119th Avenue to 121st Avenue
- Eidelweiss Street from 119th Avenue to 121st Avenue
- 118th Lane from Crooked Lake Boulevard to Northdale Boulevard
- 115th Avenue from Zea Street to cul-de-sac
- 115th Avenue from Silverod Street to Undercliff Street
- 114th Lane from Round Lake Boulevard to Pheasant Ridge Drive
- Undercliff Street from 114th Lane to 115th Avenue
- Silverod Street from 114th Lane to 115th Avenue
- Pheasant Ridge Drive from Coon Rapids Boulevard to Mississippi Drive
Properties proposed to be assessed include 339 single family residential properties, one residential duplex property, 190 condominium/townhome properties, 23 commercial properties, and one government/institutional property. The reconstruction assessment rates approved by City Council on December 19, 2017 are $1,909.54 for single family residential property, $23.87 per front foot for multi-family residential property, $47.73 per front foot for commercial property, and $62.05 per front foot for industrial property.
At the public hearing held on February 20, 2018, 25 property owners within the Shenandoah Park development filed written objections to their proposed $419.22 assessment. Staff followed up via a letter sent on March 2, 2018 to these property owners describing the basis for the proposed special assessment, and the next steps for contesting the assessment in district court, should they wish to do so. A copy of this letter is attached for the Council's reference. This letter was also sent to the property owners within Shenandoah Park that did not file a written objection for their information. Staff did not receive any follow up questions or concerns after this letter was sent on March 2. Staff recommends that the City Council uphold the proposed reconstruction assessments for these properties.
Five bids were received on April 20, 2018, and are summarized as follows:
|Northwest Asphalt, Inc.
|North Valley, Inc.
|Douglas-Kerr Underground, LLC
|C.S. McCrossan Construction, Inc.
|Park Construction Company
The engineer's estimate for the project was $2,952,396.85.
The low bidder, Northwest Asphalt, Inc. has completed similar contracts of this nature in the City with satisfactory results. If Council awards a contract, work can begin in mid May, and be completed at the end of September 2018.
A neighborhood meeting to introduce City and Contractor project staff will be held on May 10, 2018 in Thorpe Park. Additional information, including frequently asked questions, construction schedule, and a list of City and Contractor contacts will be provided to property owners via US mail within the next couple of weeks. Construction updates will be posted on the City website weekly, and property owners can choose to sign up for email alerts notifying them when updates are available.
|The construction cost for this project based on the low bid is $2,546,838.95. Adding 20% to the construction costs for contingency, engineering, and testing services brings the total to $3,056,206.74. A total of $840,634.62 is proposed to be assessed to benefiting properties.
The balance of the project cost would be recovered from various funds as follows:
$1,599,622.92 from the Street Reconstruction Fund (797).
$149,317.20 from the Storm Water Utility Fund (640) recovered through storm drainage charges.
$392,868.00 from the Water System Maintenance Fund (601) recovered through charges for water used.
$73,764.00 from the Sanitary Sewer Maintenance Fund (620) recovered through sanitary sewer maintenance charges.