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File #: 2021-1073   
Type: Consent Calendar Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 7/20/2021
Title: Recommendation to Authorize the City Manager to Execute a First Amendment to Agreement with Precision Emprise, LLC, dba Precision Concrete Cutting to Increase Compensation by $175,000 for Sidewalk Trip Hazard Removal for a Total Aggregate Compensation Not to Exceed $995,000. (Public Works 31041520)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Original Agreement, 2. Exhibit 2 - First Amendment
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Recommendation to Authorize the City Manager to Execute a First Amendment to Agreement with Precision Emprise, LLC, dba Precision Concrete Cutting to Increase Compensation by $175,000 for Sidewalk Trip Hazard Removal for a Total Aggregate Compensation Not to Exceed $995,000. (Public Works 31041520)

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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

On February 18, 2020, the City Council awarded a contract to Precision Emprise, LLC, dba Precision Concrete Cutting (PCC) for concrete saw cutting services for displacements in sidewalks and curbs. Since the award, over 6,500 tripping hazards were removed from the City of Alameda's (City) sidewalk system. On June 15, 2021, the City Council adopted the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-23 capital improvement program budget with funding for sidewalks. As saw cutting is an extremely cost effective way to remove trip hazards, staff is seeking an amendment to increase the total not to exceed amount with PCC by $175,000 for a total not to exceed contract amount of $995,000.

BACKGROUND

The sidewalk system is a vital component of the City's infrastructure and plays an essential role in city life. As conduits for pedestrian movement and access, they enhance connectivity and promote walking. As public spaces, they activate streets socially and economically. Safe, accessible, and well-maintained sidewalks are fundamental to mobility and healthy communities.

Over time concrete sidewalks have a tendency to shift and settle creating offsets between concrete panels. In addition, as trees grow and mature, site conditions can result in tree roots raising the sidewalk, curb, gutter, and pavement area. While the Alameda Municipal Code (AMC) identifies the adjacent property owner as being responsible for maintaining the sidewalk, curb, gutter, and driveway approaches, the City's long standing practice is to repair sidewalk damaged by street trees with all other repairs being the responsibility of the prop...

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