BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON:
RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to enter into a contract with Kalkbrenner Plumbing & Heating, Inc., for the 2007 rehabilitation of sanitary sewer laterals in Basin #25 in the amount of $121,800, payable out of Sanitary Sewer Fund 0530, Agency 500, Organization 1970, Object 5535, City Project No. 0620SN.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize the rehabilitation of 20 sanitary sewer laterals totaling approximately 1,325 feet by cured-in-place pipelining by Kalkbrenner Plumbing & Heating, Inc., in the amount of $121,800. The city of Duluth has a major infiltration/inflow problem resulting in sewer overflows. This lateral rehabilitation project is a continuation of a demonstration program of the city’s comprehensive plan to eliminate overflows by eliminating infiltration and inflow sources. Kalkbrenner Plumbing & Heating, Inc., was the lowest bidder of the three companies that responded. Although their bid was 21 percent higher than the engineer’s estimate of $100,000, we recommend award. If rebid, prices are not expected to be lower; payable out of Sanitary Sewer Fund 0530, Agency 500, Organization 1970, Object 5535, City Project No. 0620SN, Requisition No. 07-0555.