07-0648R


RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION 07-0209 AWARDING A CONTRACT TO HOFFMAN & McNAMARA COMPANY FOR TREE PLANTING FOR THE 2006 STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT BY $62,624 FOR A NEW TOTAL OF $127,301.50.

BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON:

     RESOLVED, that Resolution 07-0209 to Hoffman & McNamara Company for tree planting for the 2006 street improvement program at various locations be amended to increase the amount by $62,624 for a new total of $127,301.50.

     Increase attributable to the 2007 street improvement program is out of Street Improvement Fund 0440, Department/Agency 038, Object 5530, City Project No. 0585TR.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution will authorize an amendment to Resolution 07-0209, passed on March 26, 2007, for the tree planting for the 2006 street improvement program at various locations. The 2007 street improvement program includes Duluth Heights West (City Project No. 0525TR, ten trees) and Lakeside West Central (City Project No. 0126TR, 145 trees). Including the 2007 project sites with the 2006 tree planting contract will eliminate the need for a small 2007 tree planting contract, thus eliminating additional administrative and engineering costs.