01-0684R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONSULTANT AGREEMENT WITH SEH, INC., FOR PROVIDING CERTAIN PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES TO THE CITY OF DULUTH IN CONNECTION WITH THE LAKEWALK EAST TRAIL EXTENSION, PHASE I, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $75,000.

BY COUNCILOR EDWARDS:

        RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are hereby authorized to enter into a consultant agreement with SEH, Inc., for the sum of not to exceed $75,000, from Capital Fund 450, Object C110, for providing certain professional engineering services to the city of Duluth in connection with Lakewalk East trail extension, Phase I, said services and payment therefore to be substantially as outlined in the agreement on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. __________.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution would authorize a consultant agreement with SEH for professional services related to development of a master plan for the extension of the Lakewalk from 26th Avenue East to Brighton Beach. This work would include, but not be limited to, right-of-way research, topographic survey, geotechnical explorations, trail alignment options, parking, public input and cost estimates. Also included in this agreement is the schematic design (selected from the trail alignment options) for the trail section from 26th Avenue East to 32nd Avenue East. This work is a necessary attachment for a TEA21 enhancement grant application. This TEA21 grant would be used to fund the construction of that portion of the Lakewalk trail extension.