CITY OF MELBOURNE, FLORIDA MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING BEFORE CITY COUNCIL APRIL 27, 2004
Moved by E. Palmer/Poole for approval of the Mayor’s appointment. Motion carried unanimously. (April 27, 2004 – December 8, 2005, unexpired four-year term)
Appointment of three regular members to the Babcock Street Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Committee
Moved by E. Palmer/Poole to reappoint Frank Facciobene, William Koehne and James Whaley. Motion carried unanimously. (May 4, 2004 – May 3, 2006, two-year term each)
PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES AND COMMUNICATIONS
The City Engineer and the City Manager informed Council that the Brevard County Storm Water Utility is proposing a storm water treatment pond at the northeast corner of Eber Road and Dairy Road. The 15-acre pond would be built with state and federal funding
and would several of
accommodate storm water from outside our concerns relating to the Southwest
the City. The canal system
City has asked be addressed.
Schluckebier noted that the City intends to provide funding for this system.
Mr. Ralls discussed a contested outstanding change order that the City has with CH2MHill on the design of the Phase 2 surface water treatment plant. He referenced the previous two updates that have been sent to Council. Mr. Ralls explained that in 1989 the City hired CH2MHill to design the surface water treatment plant. Phase 2 of the design contract was approved in July 2002. During the design process our staff reviewed
plans and conveyed CH2MHill floated the
idea that the City had about $50,000 extra
2002 Matt Alvarez with in costs. By December,
costs. The and at that reimbursed
Public Works/Utilities Director Robert Klaproth met with the firm in June time was told that the actual costs were $178,000, but they would like $148,000. The City finally received a written claim in November 2003.
2003 to be
Mr. Ralls said that from a contractual perspective, CH2MHill had no written authorization to perform any additional work. The City reviewed the work that was done. Staff set aside the issue of whether CH2MHill had approval and instead looked at the benefit we
might have amendment
the firm Almost
the City could
months ago, the
reluctantly support an regional manager met
staff. At this point, the last “offer” from CH2MHill is in the $120,000 would look at and resolve the operational problems with Phase 1.
Mr. Ralls elaborated on the operational problems with Phase 1.
Mr. Palmer asked if the firm did this unilaterally without coordinating with or receiving approval from the City. Mr. Ralls said that a lot of this was the result of operational problems with Phase 1. Staff asked if they would look at certain items. The problem is that too much sludge is being produced, which affects the whole system.
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