WEEKLY STATUS UPDATE FOR FEBRUARY 15, 2018

PUBLIC WORKS & ENGINEERING


Aquatic and Cultural Center Master Planning:

Staff and SH Architecture conducted group meetings and public meeting this week. The group meetings were from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the public meeting was from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, February 12, 2018. The meetings were to update the groups and the public on the status of the project and the responses received from the comment cards and website surveys.

Public comment cards and collection boxes have been placed at City Hall near the Utility Office, in the Recreation Center and at the Pool office.

A survey website has also been set up at http://bouldercityaquatics.mindmixer.com/ where the public can submit their suggestions and comments.

Boulder City Parkway Complete Street Improvements:

The consultant, CA Group, is working on addressing staff’s 60% plan review comments. Staff has also scheduled a status update presentation to the City Council for the February 27, 2018 City Council meeting.


Gingerwood Phase I Electrical Service Replacement:

Public Works staff met with Building Division staff to review the procedure to be used to complete the conversion of the units to the new panels. Permits for this piece of the work have been issued by the Building Division.

Fire Department Remodel:

The Building Division has routed the remodel plans for review.

Lakeview Park Improvements:

The contractor, CG&B, replaced the sidewalk in the park and installed the new sod. They are working on clean up items and have scheduled the final inspection.

Boulder City Tap Transformer and Breaker Replacements:

The contractor worked on installing the forms and rebar for the walls of the containment area for the transformer this week.

Staff and our consultant TOR Engineering conducted a conference call with the manufacturer, Virginia Transformer Company (VTC) to discuss the new transformer issues. VTC determined the cause of the issues to be an incorrect amount of insulation wrapping installed on several of the leads for the transformer causing a failure. They have begun replacement of the leads with new leads with the correct insulation.

Elm Street Retaining Wall:

Staff received and reviewed a quote from the contractor, CG&B, for changes made to the plans due the conflict discovered in the field with an existing gas main. Staff is working with CG&B and the County to process the change order.

This project is the construction of a retaining wall in the unimproved alley between the 7-11 Store on Nevada Way and the Moore’s Mobile Home Park on Elm Street. This is a Community Development Block Grant funded project.


Historic Wall Preservation Police Station – City Municipal Building:

One bid was received on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Staff reviewed the bid and found it to be acceptable. Staff sent contract documents to the contractor, Capriati Construction Corp. for processing.

This project is removal of three walls of the old Annex Building behind the Police Station that was damaged by fire. The project will preserve the south wall of the building for Historic Preservation purposes. The removed building area will be backfilled and fenced in to be used as part of the Police Department rear parking area.

2018 Boulder City Flood Control Master Plan Update:

Staff attended a progress meeting with the Flood Control District staff and the consultant, Atkins/Advantage Civil Design Group. The consultant is continuing work on collecting data for the update and converting old data to a GIS format.

Arizona Street Reconstruction (Conduits):

This project was advertised for bids on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Bids are due on March 1, 2018. This project is the installation of utility conduits from Nevada Way to Utah Street on Arizona Street. The work will also include trenching, pull boxes, utility vaults, ground wire installations and backfilling.

Arizona Street Reconstruction (Water):

This project was advertised for bids on Thursday, February 15, 2018. Bids are due on March 15, 2018. This project is the replacement of water services, fire hydrants and valves from Nevada Way to Utah Street on Arizona Street. The work will also include installation of backflow prevention devices and the abandonment of an old water main no longer in use.

Private Projects Update:


1. Subdivision 112 – The Cottages
  • Public improvements are continuing to be installed.
  • The first bond reduction request for electric improvements was received this week.
2. Subdivision 113 – Boulder Hills Estates
  • Public Works returned comments for the improvement plans on Phase 1 this week.
  • The drainage study has been approved by Public Works.
  • The Tentative Map was approved by the City Council.
3. 15103 Highway US 95 South – Dry Lake Bed West – Techren
  • The City’s consultant is reviewing the developer’s response to the drainage study comments.

Public Works Customer Service:

The Public Works Department Engineering Division received 15 requests for services last week as follows:

06 – Building Department Reviews
02 – Excavation Permits
02 – Traffic Control Plan Reviews
03 – Obstruction Permits
00 – Electric Service
00 – Deviation from Standards
00 – Utility Investigation
00 – Water Waste Investigation
02 – Electric Rebate Program