Capital Projects Construction Update
2012 Sidewalk Repair Project
This project will be funded from the adopted 2012-14 Capital Improvement Plan, using gas tax funds, which provides $102,000 for sidewalk reconstruction. The sidewalk reconstruction program is used to repair broken sidewalks. This project will fix the broken sidewalk sections and will reduce tripping hazards and potentially reduce claims against the property owners and the City.
Section 12.04 of the Municipal Code describes the responsibilities for sidewalk repairs and provides for property owners to be invoiced for cost of sidewalk repairs, plus inspection and administration, if they do not repair tripping hazards after receiving a notice. The notices have already been sent to all of the effected property owners, and staff will adjust the project quantities to account for the property owners who choose to do this work themselves. The City expects an 80% cost recovery of the funds expended on the program, and this amount of revenue has already been included in the 2012-13 budget.
In September 2012, the City Council approved the plans and specifications for the project and authorized advertisement for bidding. The bid opening for the project will be in October 2012, and the project will start construction in early November 2012 and is anticipated to be completed by December 15, 2012.
2012 Striping Project
The annual striping project is about to get underway. The areas to be restriped are primarily the streets off San Carlos Avenue, Laurel Street, and El Camino Real. The restriping locations are selected based on community input, City Council and Transportation & Circulation Commission suggestions, staff’s on site investigations, and provide for new stripes and markings that have become worn over time. For this year, $50,000 was appropriated for this project, and staff solicited and received bids in September. Quality Striping Inc. of San Mateo was the low bidder, agreeing to do the work for the price of $38,903. Staff is checking references and bid documents, anticipating an award of the contract within the next week. The project will start construction in early October 2012 and is expected to be completed in about one month.
Bayport Court Storm Drain Project
This project is to install an underground storm drain pipe and catch basin to solve the overflow problem caused by the water feature in Laureola Park. The bid opening was at the end of August, and Casey Construction was the low bidder, agreeing to do the work for the price of $49,180. The project will start construction in early October 2012 and is anticipated to be completed in the next two months.
2012 Pavement Rehabilitation Project
The 2012 Street Resurfacing project will be funded from the 2012-14 Capital Improvement Plan. This is an important CIP project that will rehabilitate three streets which are characterized as “Fair” and “At Risk” condition under the Pavement Condition Index (PCI) ratings. This approach to rehabilitate streets before they deteriorate too severely will help maximize each dollar that the City Council makes available for street rehabilitation. Repairing the streets now helps to avoid costly reconstruction in the future.
In August 2012, the City Council approved the plans and specifications for the project and authorized advertisement for bidding. The bid opening for the project was held in September 2012 and five proposals were received. After reviewing the bid proposals, G. Bortolloto & Company of San Carlos was determined to be the lowest responsible bidder and has agreed to do the work for a price of $646,639.39. The project will start construction in early October 2012 and is anticipated to be completed in the next two months.