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File #: 2022-2086   
Type: Consent Calendar Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 6/21/2022
Title: Recommendation to Accept the Work of McGuire & Hester for Fire Station No. 2 Pavement Improvements Project, No. PW 05-20-25. (Public Works 31041520)



Recommendation to Accept the Work of McGuire & Hester for Fire Station No. 2 Pavement Improvements Project, No. PW 05-20-25. (Public Works 31041520)




To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council




On July 21, 2020, the City Council awarded a contract for the Fire Station No. 2 pavement improvements project to McGuire and Hester in the amount of $454,724.60. The project included demolition, removal, and hauling of the existing concrete slab and asphalt pavement from the back, sides and front of the Fire Station, installation of drainpipes and inlets and construction of new structural concrete and pavement installation. The improvements executed under the subject contract are complete and acceptable to staff.  Staff is now recommending that the City Council accept the work.




The pavement condition at Fire Station No. 2, located at 636 Pacific Avenue, was deteriorated due to the age of the facility and the heavy loads of the equipment. A pavement improvement project for the station was allocated $119,000 in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-20 budget and $711,000 in FY 2020-21. The project consisted of demolition, removal, and construction of structural concrete and pavement which included new drainpipes and inlets.  Due to the limited on-site space, the contractor performed the construction in three separate and coordinated phases. Phasing of the construction work was essential to accommodate the station’s vehicles, engines, ambulances, rescue boats, and apparatus. The new pavement is expected to serve the station for many years into the future.




On July 21, 2020, the City Council awarded a contract in the amount of $454,724.60, including contingencies, to McGuire and Hester. The project was completed in accordance with the plans and specification and remained fully operational throughout the duration of construction.  The final cost, including all extra work orders, is $412,458.




                     Accept the work as presented.

                     Do not accept the work and give staff alternate instruction.




The funds for this project are budgeted in the Public Works Department budget for the Capital Improvement Program (CIP C42000). The project is funded with monies allocated from the Facility Maintenance Fund (Fund 603).  The remaining budget will remain in CIP C42000 for other public safety facility projects. There is no impact to the General Fund.




This action is consistent with the Alameda Municipal Code.




In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), this project is Categorically Exempt pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15301(c), Existing Facilities.




The project specifications required that the existing asphalt and concrete surfaces to be removed are recycled and allow the use of recycled aggregate in the replacement materials reducing the use of virgin rock, limiting waste, with an overall reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. All construction work complied with Bay Area Air Quality Management District requirements for air quality requirements.  In addition, the project replaced and upgraded the site drainage system to accommodate increased rainfall amounts and durations anticipated with climate change.




Accept the work of McGuire & Hester for fire station no. 2 pavement improvements project, No. PW 05-20-25.


Respectfully submitted,

Erin Smith, Public Works Director



Flavio Barrantes, Public Works Project Manager III


Financial Impact section reviewed,

Margaret O’Brien Finance Director


cc:                     Dirk Brazil, Interim City Manager