Public Works Report February 11

By KBBE News
February 11, 2019

Street Department: Curb and Street Patch at 541 Tulip

Motion to approve the replacement of 105 feet of curb, two driveway approaches, and a street patch near 541 Tulip Street for a cost of materials not to exceed $2,823.54.

A repair is needed near 541 Tulip Street.  There is a large pothole at that location, and a section of curb is rotating.  The Street Superintendent has put together an estimate to replace 105 feet of curb, two driveway approaches, and a 105 foot x 3 foot street patch in the amount of $2,823.54, for materials only.

Street Department: Concrete Pothole Patch (Crafco)

Motion to approve the purchase of one pallet (56 bags) of Crafco concrete pothole patch from Crafco, Wichita, for a cost not to exceed $1,596.00.

We need to re-order Crafco concrete pothole patch.  We received a quote from Crafco (formerly PMSI), Wichita, for one pallet (56 bags) of Crafco concrete pothole patch in the amount of $1,596.00.

This request is $57.00 more than we discussed in study session.  We were quoted 54 bags and the invoice is for 56  bags.

Street Department: Disposal of 2008 Century Topper

Motion to approve disposal of the 2008 Century topper through Purple Wave.

With the transfer of the 2008 Ford 250 to the Street Department, they have no use for the topper.  The topper is a 2008 Century topper. (74" wide x 81" long).  We have offered it to other departments and no one has a use for it.  We would like to dispose of it through Purple Wave.

Street Department: Air Compressor Repairs (Central Power Systems & Service)

Motion to approve repairs to the Street Department air compressor by Central Power Systems & Service, Wichita, KS, for an amount not to exceed $6,853.90.

On December 17, 2018, the Commission approved repairs to the Street Department Air Compressor for an amount not to exceed $7,800.  When the invoice was received the credit for the core was not included.  We now have the corrected invoice and need to have it approved in 2019.  The amount of the actual invoice from Central Power Systems & Service, Wichita, KS is $6,853.90.  

WWTP: HVAC Unit for WWTF Administration Building (Ace Plumbing and Heating Supply, LLC)

Motion to approve replacement of the heat exchanger in the Heil rooftop unit on the administration building at the WWTF by Ace Plumbing and Heating Supply, LLC for a cost not to exceed $1,100.00.

The heat exchanger on one of the three roof top units of the WWTF Administration building is cracked and needs to be replaced.  The unit is a Heil Unit.  We received a quote from Ace Plumbing and Heating Supply, LLC to replace the heat exchanger in the amount of $1,100.00.

WWTP: Replacement Pumps and a spare pump for Lift Station #4 (Environmental & Process Systems, Inc.)

Motion to approve payment to Environmental & Process Systems, Inc. for an amount not to exceed $25,237.15 for two replacement pumps and one spare pump for Lift Station #4, of which $14,700.00 has been reimbursed by Alfred Benesch and Company.

On October 22, 2018 the Commission approved the purchase of two replacement pumps for Lift Station #4.  At that time the pumps had been in service approximately one year.  During a  rain event the Wastewater Superintendent noticed that two pumps were running at the same time more than they should.  After running through the design parameters and  pump curves, it was discovered that an error was made in the original design.   We need 10 hp pumps and 6.4 hp pumps were installed.  

Alfred Benesch, the design engineer, has paid all additional expenses incurred by the City due to the error.  Alfred Benesch & Company paid the City $14,700.  The difference of $3,581.15 is the cost difference between two new 6.5 hp pumps and two new 10 hp pumps.  We will install the new pumps and Environmental & Process Systems, Inc. will upgrade the heavier wiring needed.

Additionally, on November 11, 2018, the Commission approved $7,500 for a spare pump and estimated shipping.  We keep at least one of each of the lift station pumps in inventory for emergencies.  

There was nearly a four-month lead time to receive the pumps.   We have now received all three pumps and the invoice including actual shipping.  We need Commission approval in 2019.  The invoice for the three pumps for lift station #4 and shipping is $25,237.15.

ROW Access for Monitoring Wells: Braun Intertec

Motion to approve the Access to Property Agreement for Braun Intertec to install 4 monitoring wells, at the direction of KDHE, in the ROW along Woodside and Cedar Street near 1015 W. Woodside Street.

I received a request from Franky Arnwine, Braun Intertec, to install 4 monitoring wells within the City ROW at the direction of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment near 1015 Woodside.  This will allow ground water to be monitored for up to 18 months.   The monitoring wells are along W. Woodside Street and Cedar Street. 

Eagle's Wings Unit Two (Phase II) Construction Contracts (Vogts-Parga Construction)

Motion to approve the construction contracts with Vogts-Parga Construction for the Eagle's Wings Unit Two (Phase II) for a cost not to exceed $613,728.26 and authorize the Mayor to sign the contract.

We have received signed petitions and the 50% upfront costs from West First Investments, LLC for Eagle's Wings Unit Two Phase II and are ready to move forward with the construction.  The developer negotiated costs with Vogts-Parga Construction.   We received a cost estimate for the construction of the street and storm water portion of these projects (CIP 23 Eagle's Wings Unit Two Phase II) in the amount of $564,390.26 and a cost estimate of the sanitary sewer items (SSD #166 C) in the amount of $49,338.00.  Total estimated construction costs of Eagle's Wings Unit Two Phase II is $613,728.26.

Eagle's Wings Unit Two (Phase II) Inspection Contracts (Earles Engineering)

Motion to approve inspection contracts for Eagle's Wings Unit Two (Phase II) with Earles Engineering for a cost not to exceed $151,231.32 and authorize the Mayor to sign the contracts.

We have received signed petitions and the 50% upfront costs from West First Investments, LLC for Eagle's Wings Unit Two Phase II and are ready to move forward with the construction.  I have contacted Earles Engineering for an estimate of inspection costs.   We received a cost estimate for the inspection of the street and storm water portion of these projects (CIP 23-03 Eagle's Wings Unit Two Phase II) in the amount of $107,817.30, and a cost estimate of the sanitary sewer items (SSD #166 C) in the amount of $43,414.02.  Total estimated costs of inspection of Eagle's Wings Unit Two Phase II is $151,231.32.


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