00-0712R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN AMENDMENT TO AN AGREEMENT WITH HARDESTY AND HANOVER, LLP FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES PROVIDED IN THE REHABILITATION OF THE AERIAL LIFT BRIDGE; INCREASING THE CONTRACT AMOUNT BY $150,000.

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

RESOLVED that the proper city officers are hereby authorized to execute an amendment to Agreement No. 18574, approved by city council Resolution 99-0596, with Hardesty and Hanover, LLP for engineering services necessary in connection with rehabilitation of the aerial lift bridge to increase the amount of said contract $150,000 for additional work done beyond the contemplated scope of said Contract 18574; the revised contract amount of an estimated $800,000 payable from the Permanent Improvement Fund 411, Dept./Agency 035, Organization 2102, Object 5303; reimbursable by the municipal state aid fund; said amendment to be substantially in the form of that certain agreement on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. _____________________.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution will authorize an amendment to Resolution No. 99-0596, passed on July 26, 1999, increasing the contract with Hardesty and Hanover for construction engineering services for the rehabilitation of the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge in the amount of $150,000 for a new total of $800,000. The increase will be paid from Fund 410 to be reimbursed by municipal state aid. The reasons that the project required Hardesty and Hanover to do different and more work than they and the city contemplated at the beginning of the project is set forth by Dick Larson in the memo attached to this resolution. In a companion resolution, the city is requesting a variance from Mn/DOT to facilitate state reimbursement of our excess engineering costs in this difficult and complex project.