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Public Improvement Projects

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Utilities Section:

WWTP Chemical Feed System Conversion –
This project consists of the renovation of the current chlorine and sulfur dioxide chemical building, and installation of new sodium hypochlorite and sodium bisulfite storage tanks and dosing systems, replacement of a Return Activated Sludge (RAS) flow meter, and installation of two air valves to the aeration basins. All punch list items have been completed and the Contract has reached Final Completion. City staff and the Contractor are in the process of completing final closeout documents and preparation of the Final Pay Application.  The project has been completed under the $740,010 budget.

Project Manager: Russell Ferlita, Ph.D., P.E. (727) 298-3186
Construction Manager: Tim Calvit, P.E. (727) 298-3211
Project Inspector: Mike Blanton (727) 298-3177

WWTP Denitrification Filter Building Repair & Rehabilitation –
This project consists of the removal and replacement of twenty (20) valves and actuators for the denitrification filters, removal and replacement of two pumps and 2 check valves, and repair of damaged concrete portions of the filter building.  To perform the work, insertion of eight line stops are required to isolate portions of existing piping and valves.  In addition, all piping corresponding to replaced valves will be painted. SGS Contracting Services was awarded the contract in the amount of $697,400 on April 19th; the Pre-Construction meeting was held on May 29th. Due to long lead times for the valves and actuators, the “NTP” was issued for August 20th; with project completion anticipated before June 12, 2019. To date, the Contractor has removed and replaced Backwash Pump #1, replaced the existing 16” check valve, modified the discharge elbow and has successfully started and run the new pump.  Wastewater staff has assisted in disconnecting electric conductors, tagging/lockout all electrical equipment and reconnecting the electric for startup.   Contractor is currently working on Backwash #2 and anticipates startup in the next several weeks.

Project Manager: Russell Ferlita, Ph.D., P.E. (727) 298-3186
Construction Manager: Tim Calvit, P.E. (727) 298-3211
Project Inspector: Mike Blanton (727) 298-3177

Water Treatment Plant – Design Build
The Water Treatment Plant (WTP) Refurbishment Project will rehabilitate / replace the existing 9.5 MGD treatment plant and ensure the ongoing production of high quality potable water to the City of Dunedin’s residents and customers.  This is a Progressive Design-Build project which consists of two phases.  Phase I, included pilot testing (already completed) and detailed design to 90% in order to establish a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) for construction.  Phase II, includes completing detailed design, construction, commissioning and turnover to the City. Phase I detailed design is currently underway.  The 90% design package was submitted mid-November, and is under review by the City and the City’s value engineering consultant, Tetra Tech.  The 90% design review meeting will be held on December 12th between the City, the City’s value engineering firm, and Black & Veatch. The 90% Design package is currently out to bid with bids due on January 18th.  Once the bids are reviewed, the City will receive the GMP, which will subsequently be brought before the Commission for consideration of construction award.

Project Manager: Russell Ferlita, Ph.D., P.E. (727) 298-3186

Lift Station 8 & 15 Emergency Diesel Pumps –
These Emergency Diesel Pumps will automatically turn on in the event of a power outage, thus minimizing the need for wastewater staff to physically access the stations to respond to an emergency power outage.  In addition, the back-up pumps are designed to handle above normal flows to the stations during inclement weather, in an effort to minimize SSO’s. The City’s consultant has completed the 100% Design Drawings and Specifications for the project.  The project will be advertised for Bid the week of December 12th with bids being due on or before January 8, 2019. 

Project Manager: Tim Calvit, P.E. (727) 298-3211
Project Inspector: Mike Blanton (727) 298-3177

Edgewater Drive Sanitary Sewer Replacement and Crosswalk RRFB Project –
This project included the removal of existing 8” vitrified clay sanitary sewer pipe (VCP) and replacement with 8” PVC pipe, the removal and replacement of one manhole, installation of a crosswalk with signage and rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFB’s), and associated restoration work.  This project improves water quality, and decreases Inflow/Infiltration into the sanitary sewer collection system. All work has been completed.

Project Manager: Russell Ferlita, Ph.D., P.E. (727) 298-3186
Project Inspector: Mike Blanton (727) 298-3177

Wastewater Treatment Plant SCADA System Upgrades –
The City of Dunedin intends to upgrade its existing PLC’s and InTouch application in the Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility AWWTF and Collections system.  The scope of work includes: materials, installation, testing, and commissioning of existing Local and Remote Telemetry Units, PLC’s, network equipment, power supplies, terminal blocks, wire, wire ways, surge suppression, cellular communication modems, mounting hardware, & computers. The project was advertised as a time and materials contract on August 24th.  All bids received were deemed unresponsive.  The City is currently evaluating an alternative method to complete the project. The project is expected to be re-bid in the first quarter of 2019.

Project Manager: Russell Ferlita, Ph.D., P.E. (727) 298-3186

Roadway Section:

Fenway Street Crosswalk –
This Edgewater Drive crossing is in the final design phase and expected to be constructed in early 2019.

Main Street and Edgewater Crosswalk -
This crossing will be delayed as FDOT is going to include it in their FY2019/2020 budget.  FDOT is planning on milling and repaving this section of the road and will re-align the crosswalk, modify curbs and sidewalks as necessary. Once completed, the City will install the flashers.

Pavement Preservation – 
The 2018 annual paving contract was awarded to Gator Grading & Paving, LLC on October 30th in the amount of $522,673.20.  Construction is expected to begin in January. Engineering staff will perform a walk-through with the contractor in December.

Pavement Rejuvenation -
An RFQ for the FY2019 rejuvenation contract was released in November with an estimated cost of $38,000.  Quotes were opened on December 5th; a recommendation for award to Pavement Technology Inc., in the amount of $38,587.98 is in process.

Drainage / Interdepartmental Support:

Marina Sediment Removal Project –
The City Commission approved an authorization request for $62,430 on August 21st for a natural resources survey (complete), field bathymetric survey (complete), and field geotechnical data collection (complete) in order to finalize Phase 1 of the project, and prepare permitting submittals.  A report of the natural resource, bathymetric and geotechnical findings will be provided to the City by December.  Following the report submittal, the bathymetric results will be shared with the Commission.  With this data the consultant can then move forward with the design in Phase 2, if it is confirmed that sediment depths warrant removal.

Project Manager: Bruce Wirth, P.E. (727) 298-3208

Marina Boat Ramp Replacement –
The concrete boat ramp to the Sound has been damaged by wave erosion and needs to be replaced.  Staff submitted and received an Exemption Verification from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) that allows for removal and replacement with a ramp of similar size and location without permitting.  Final plans for a smaller ramp are currently at 90% completion.  Demolition of the existing ramp will be performed by In-House forces after the first of the year.

Project Manager: Bruce Wirth, P.E. (727) 298-3208

Idlewild Ditch Project –

The City Commission approved an authorization request for $49,996 on August 21st for the Idlewild Ditch Project, which will address erosion and sediment issues affecting adjacent properties, and the City maintained ditch system. The consultant (ADA) has completed the site survey and preliminary calculations and is preparing the 60% construction plans. A pre-application meeting with the SWFWMD (regulatory agency) was held the first week of December.

Project Manager: Bruce Wirth, P.E. (727) 298-3208

Fern Trail Boardwalk –
This existing trail in Hammock Park floods and has been closed to preserve the native species along the trail.  A boardwalk has been designed to be approximately one foot above existing grade to ensure this trail can be enjoyed year-round, while the natural wetland and vegetation is not disturbed.  The project was bid in November and bids will be opened December 11, 2018.

Project Manager: Bruce Wirth, P.E. (727) 298-3208