AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:           August 27, 2007

 

From:                          Mike Thornton, Purchasing Manager

 

Subject:                      Resolution authorizing execution of Task Order 20 with Boyle Engineering, Inc. for design of disinfection system improvements.

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends execution of Task Order 20 with Boyle Engineering, Inc. for $228,996.00.

 

Analysis:

The city is requesting the engineer to design and assist in the permitting of the conversion of the chlorine disinfection systems from chlorine gas to liquid chlorine at four of our potable water treatment plants.  The four plants to be converted are the Airport WTP, Mall WTP, Main WTP, and Plantation WTP.

 

The chlorination systems at each of the existing water treatment plants are currently enclosed in structures.  The City is requesting, wherever possible, the structures be utilized or modified for the new chlorination systems.

 

The City is converting to the use of liquid chlorine because of the dangers associated with using chlorine gas.  Chlorine gas not only poses a safety risk to city employees but also to residents and business located around these water treatment plants.  Liquid chlorine is more expensive to use than chlorine gas; however the cost will be offset by the reduction in risk to employees and citizens.  Currently there is a 3 mile kill zone around the main water plant if there were to be an incident involving the chlorine gas.  Liquid chlorine by its nature can be contained to the site and not threaten the surrounding area.

 

The City is currently operating several water treatment plants using liquid chlorine.  The improvements to the sites previously listed will bring their operation in line with how the other plants already on liquid chlorine are operated.

 

Execution of Task Order 20 will authorize Boyle Engineering, Inc. to design the chlorination improvements, prepare construction bid documents, and prepare permit applications.  This work, if approved, will be performed under the existing continuing services agreement for engineering services between the City and Boyle Engineering.

 

 

 

 

Options:

1.  Approve execution of Task Order 20 to Boyle Engineering, Inc.; or   

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate

 

Fiscal Impact

The Airport WTP, Mall WTP, Main WTP totaling $164,255 are funded by Impact fees and the Plantation WTP is funded with BAN proceeds of $64,741.

 

 

 

Submission Date and Time:    8/24/2007 5:26 PM____

 

Department: _Environmental Services___

Prepared by:  _Mike Thornton__________                     

Attachments:         Yes__X_   No ______

Advertised:   ____Not Required __X___                     

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No ____

                                                

_________________________________           

Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________

 

Finance  Dept. __________________                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________

 

Account No. _043-3099-533.63-10___

 

Project No. _  430006____________

                           WF 476534________

WF No. _____WF 312582  ________

 

Budget  _____$12,843,775.00_______

 

Available ___ $ 9,282,369.36________

 

 

 


 

RESOLUTION NO._______________

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE  TASK ORDER 20 WITH BOYLE ENGINEERING, INC. FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR THE DESIGN OF DISINFECTION SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS FOR FOUR OF THE CITY'S POTABLE WATER TREATMENT PLANTS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:

 

            THAT the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized to execute an agreement  with BOYLE ENGINEERING, INC. whose address is 320 East South Street, Orlando, Florida 32801 for engineering services in the design of water treatment plant disinfection system improvements.

 

             THAT this resolution shall become effective immediately.

 

PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, at a regular meeting held the _27th____ day of _August________ 2007.

 

 

 

                                                                            __________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

__________________________

City Clerk