00-0529R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH CAMP DRESSER AND MCKEE, INC., TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A SURFACE WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN AND A NATIONAL POLLUTION DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (NPDES) PHASE II STORM WATER PERMIT APPLICATION, ESTIMATED AT $674,557.

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

WHEREAS, the city of Duluth desires to develop a surface water management plan; and

WHEREAS, the city desires to hire a consulting engineer to provide the professional services required for the development of a surface water management plan and a national pollution discharge elimination system (NPDES) Phase II storm water permit application; and

WHEREAS, Camp Dresser and McKee, Inc., has submitted a proposal for professional services in connection with this project.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to enter into an agreement with Camp Dresser and McKee, Inc., to provide the city with such professional services.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the cost of said professional services, estimated at $674,557, will be payable from the Stormwater Utility Fund 535, Dept./Agency 500, Organization 0585, Object 5303.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution will authorize a contract in the amount of $674,557 with Camp Dresser and McKee/Short Elliot Hendrickson, Inc., to develop a surface water management plan and a NPDES Phase II stormwater permit for the city of Duluth. The contract amount will be spent over three years on nine tasks. The contract amount payable for the year 2000 is $278,000 to initiate creek studies, GIS upgrades, policy development, conveyance capacity studies and illicit connection procedures. The contract amount payable for the year 2001 is $284,000 to complete the bulk of the modeling and conveyance studies and policy development. The contract amount payable for the year 2002 is $112,557 to complete permits and remaining tasks. Funding budgeted for year 1999 and year 2000 totaled $470,000 under the stormwater utility of which $30,000 was spent for the needs assessment. The tasks include engineering, surveying, modeling, as well as programs of policy development. At the conclusion of the contract, the city will have: an NPDES permit application; a conveyance capacity assessment; a capital improvement plan; best management practices that are applicable to the city of Duluth; watershed studies of two Duluth creeks; policies updated to reflect regulatory requirements and updated, accurate GIS mapping of infrastructure, outflows and natural structures that make up the stormwater system. The scope of the study provides for stakeholder and citizen involvement and education on surface water issues. Based on the results of the contract work, the city will be able to determine the degree of further study required on creeks and streams and future conveyance capacity studies and be prepared to address future regulatory requirements. Proposals were received from nine firms. Three firms were selected to be interviewed. Camp Dresser and McKee/Short Elliot Hendrickson, Inc., were selected as the preferred contractor by the city's interview team which consisted of nine members. Proposal No. 00-0512

On May 18, 2000, proposals were received and acknowledged from:

Camp Dresser and McKee/Short Elliot Hendrickson, Inc., St. Paul, MN
Barr Engineering Company, Minneapolis, MN
Earth Tech, Minneapolis, MN
R.L.K. Kuusisto, Ltd., Duluth, MN
W.S.B. and Associates, Inc., Minneapolis, MN
C.T.E. Engineers, Minneapolis, MN
R.R.E.M. an M.S.A. Division, Duluth, MN
I.C. Environmental Corporation, Superior, WI
Bonestroo, Rosene, Anderlik and Associates, St. Paul, MN