AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:           June 23, 2008

 

From:                          Mike Thornton, Purchasing Manager

 

Subject:                      Resolution authorizing an agreement with Universal Engineering Sciences to provide professional services for soil sampling and testing on the Fountain Lake Trail project

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends execution of the agreement with Universal Engineering Sciences to provide soil testing on the Fountain Lake Trail project for $32,768.50, with funds to come from the mitigation account.

 

Analysis:

During the acquisition of the 6.5 mile railroad corridor formerly owned by CSX, the City required CSX to provide a funding source through which the could mitigate the impact of soil contamination caused by rail activities in these corridors.  CSX contributed over $300,000 to establish such a fund.  The City has begun the planning phase of the Fountain Lake Trail construction.  Prior to any construction, the soil along the project area must be tested.  The results of the tests will determine what, if any remediation is necessary along the abandoned Seaboard Railway.

 

Universal Engineering Sciences has been selected to perform this work because they have a local office, the City has a continuing services contract with the firm, and they are familiar with the project having done work on the previous trail projects.

 

The cost for this work is being paid for with funds provided by the railway company for ground contaminant mitigation purposes.

 

Options:

1.  Approve execution of the agreement with Universal Engineering Sciences; or

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate

 

Fiscal Impact

Funds for this purpose are available and will be transferred from the mitigation account to the project account listed here.

 

 

Submission Date and Time:    6/20/2008 4:48 PM____

 

Department: __Parks & Recreation______

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. _____JB___________                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. _______EFS_________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________

 

Account No. _031-8124-572.31-30__

 

Project No. __310081____________

 

WF No. _____WF0065420 / 005___

 

Budget  _____$399,700.00________

 

Available ____$384,517.00________


 

 

 

RESOLUTION NO._______________

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA AUTHORIZAING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND AGREEMENT WITH UNIVERSAL ENGINEERING SCIENCES FOR SOIL SAMPLING AND TESTING RELATED TO THE FOUNTAIN LAKE TRAIL PROJECT; 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 UNIVERSAL ENGINEERING SCIENCES whose address is 3532 Maggie Blvd., Orlando, Florida 32811, for soil samples, testing, and reports.

 

             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 __23rd___ day of ___June______ 2008.

 

 

 

                                                                            __________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

__________________________

City Clerk