01-0541R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH PROGRESSIVE CONSULTING ENGINEERS, INC., TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR WATER UTILITY COST OF SERVICE AND RATE DESIGN STUDY ESTIMATED AT $28,340.

BY COUNCILOR ECKENBERG:

        WHEREAS, the city of Duluth desires a water utility cost of service and rate design study; and

        WHEREAS, the city desires to hire a consulting engineer to provide the professional services required to establish equitable water rates for Duluth's residential, commercial, industrial and outside-city customers; and

        WHEREAS, Progressive Consulting Engineers, Inc., has submitted a proposal for such 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 Progressive Consulting Engineers, Inc., to provide the city with such utility study services.

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the cost of said utility services, estimated at $28,340, will be payable from the Water Fund 0510, Dept./Agency 500, Organization 1915, Object 5441.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize the water utility cost of service and rate design study by Progressive Consulting Engineers to be paid from Water Fund 0510. This study is required to establish equitable water rates for Duluth's residential, commercial, industrial and outside-city customers. Progressive Consulting Engineers was the lowest of the two companies who responded. The estimate cost for this study was $28,500. Proposal No. 01-0608
 
Tabulation of proposals received July 13, 2001
Progressive Consulting Engineers, Minneapolis, MN $28,340
Camp Dresser & McKee, St. Paul, MN $34,140