CITY OF HOMER
PUBLIC WORKS TELEPHONE (907)235-3170
3575 HEATH STREET HOMER, AK 99603 FACSIMILE (907)235-3145
TO: Walt Wrede, City Manager
FROM: Carey Meyer, Public Works Director
DATE: September 6, 2011
RE: Karen Hornaday Park Drainage Improvements
Construction Award Recommendation
The City Council, on June 14, 2011, passed an ordinance (11-22) establishing a preliminary project budget and authorizing expenditures for Phase I improvements to Karen Hornaday Park. These expenditures included preliminary engineering to include road realignment, a bridge over Woodard Creek, and drainage improvements; as well as $10,000 for ball field improvements and $5,000 for playground improvements.
The City of Homer received an FY 2010 state legislative grant in the amount of $250,000 to be used for Phase I improvements to Karen Hornaday Park (Ordinance 11-06). The City Council also appropriated $55,000 in stimulus funding towards improvements at the park (Ordinance 10-23A), bringing the total amount available for the project to $305,000.
In support of implementing Phase I of the Karen Hornaday Park Improvements, Public Works identified drainage improvements that will reduce drainage problems on the ball fields and parking areas. This work consists of lowering the elevation of existing catch basin inlets, grading to direct uphill runoff to the catch basins, and re-establishing drainage ditches along the upper side of the fields and parking area. These improvements are necessary to implement Phase I of the Karen Hornaday Park improvements, as shown in the Master Plan.
Public Works contacted eight area contractors to secure competitive quotes to complete the work. Only one quote was received; from Johnson & Sons of Anchor Point, Alaska; in the amount of $4,660. The engineers estimate was $4,500.
Recommendations: The City Council pass a resolution awarding the contract for the Karen Hornaday Park Drainage Improvements to Johnson & Sons, Anchor Point, Alaska in the amount of $4,660 and authorizing the City Manager to execute the contract.
Fiscal Note: State Legislative Grant
Karen Hornaday Park Improvements (Phase I)