04-0140R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH L.H.B. ENGINEERS AND ARCHITECTS TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR G.I.S. MAP UPDATE ESTIMATED AT $65,000.

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

WHEREAS, the city of Duluth desires to have a map update; and

WHEREAS, the city desires to hire a consulting engineer to provide the engineering services required for G.I.S. map update for stormwater collecting data, inputting data, field research; and

WHEREAS, L.H.B. Architects and Engineers 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 L.H.B. Engineers and Architects to provide the city with such engineering services.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the cost of said engineering services, estimated at $65,000, will be payable from the Stormwater Utility Fund 0535, Department/Agency 500, Organization 1915, Object 5310.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize the professional engineering services by L.H.B. Engineers and Architects for an estimated cost of $65,000 for the G.I.S. map update for stormwater collecting data, inputting data, field research. The city of Duluth as part of its NPDES Phase II stormwater permit is required to provide a map of the stormwater system and to review and evaluate all outfalls over a five year period and identify and eliminate illicit connect. The current GIS map of the system is not up to date and lacks information on manholes, culverts and connections of the system to streams. To comply with the Permit requirements, the map must be updated as soon as possible. In house update could take as long as seven years. The contract is to undertake and complete this project as rapidly as possible (estimated time six to eight months). The project involves obtaining hard copy data from the city engineering vault and entering the data in the system. When vault work is complete, the second phase would include fieldwork to identify features not found in the system. The consultants will work closely with the city GIS team to complete the project. Requisition No. 04-0195