DISCLAIMER

07-0546R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH AYRES ASSOCIATES FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR YEAR 2008 STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR MORLEY HEIGHTS IN AN ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF $134,932.

BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON:

     RESOLVED, that the city of Duluth desires to complete engineering services for the year 2008 street improvement program for Morley Heights.

     The city desires to hire a consulting engineer to provide the design and construction engineering services required for the project.

     Ayres Associates has submitted a proposal for engineering services in connection with this project.

     The proper city officials are hereby authorized to enter into an agreement with Ayres Associates to provide the city with such engineering services.

     FURTHER RESOLVED, that the cost of said engineering services, estimated at $134,932, will be payable from the Street Improvement Program Fund 0440, Department/Agency 038, Object 5530.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize the provision of professional engineering services for design and construction services for the year 2008 street improvement program for Morley Heights. Streets to be reconstructed include Morley Parkway from Snively Road to Leicester Avenue, Leicester Avenue from East Morley Parkway to West Morley Parkway, and Norwood Street (in Lakeside) from 49th Avenue East to 52nd Avenue East. Based on the city’s staff review of the proposals provided and previous experience with Ayres Associates, it is recommended that the city enter into an agreement with Ayres Associates for the services requested, at an estimated hourly cost not to exceed $134,932.


An informational meeting was held for the residents prior to the public hearing held on March 29, 2007. Owners of benefitting properties will be assessed for 25 percent of the street costs, with the balance of the costs paid from the Street Improvement Fund 0440, Department/Agency 038, Object 5530, City Project No. 0127TR.