01-0635R

RESOLUTION AWARDING CONTRACT TO AYRES ASSOCIATES, INC., FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES TO STABILIZE THE FAILED SLOPE ON LINCOLN PARK DRIVE AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF $19,957.

BY COUNCILOR ECKENBERG:

        WHEREAS, the city of Duluth desires to stabilize the failed slope on Lincoln Park Drive; and

        WHEREAS, the city desires to hire a consulting engineer to provide the engineering services required for design and construction of Lincoln Park Drive, City Job. No. 0001ST; and

        WHEREAS, Ayres Associates has submitted a proposal for engineering 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 Ayres Associates to provide the city with such engineering services.

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the cost of said engineering services, estimated at $19,957, will be payable from the Storm Water Fund 0535, Dept./Agency 500, Organization 1905, Object 5533.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution will authorize Ayres Associates to provide professional design and construction engineering services for repair of the failed slope and roadway on Lincoln Park Drive near Eighth Street. This slope failed as a result of the April 2001 ice storm. Payable from stormwater utility, anticipated to be reimbursed by FEMA; total project estimated cost is $100,000.