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Beach Community Redevelopment Agency Meeting Minutes
meeting was called to order by Chair Capellini at 6:45 p.m. on the above date
in the City Commission Chambers, City Hall.
Sylvia Poitier – Tardy
Chair Martin Popelsky - Tardy
Albert R. Capellini, P.E.
Michael Mahaney, City Manager
Maurodis, City Attorney
Ada Graham-Johnson, CMC, City Clerk
February 19, 2008
MOTION was made by Ms. Militello and seconded by Mr. Gonot to approve the
agenda as submitted.
ROLL CALL: YEAS: Mr. Gonot, Ms.
Militello, Ms. Poitier, Vice Chair Popelsky and Chair Capellini. NAYS: None.
The agenda was approved prior to
comments by Mr. Gonot.
1 TAPE 1, COUNT 0026
Approval and Authorization to award
bid for construction of “S” Curve Phase II improvements to Tenex Enterprises,
Gerald Ferguson, Director of Planning and Growth Management/Building
Department, stated that this item is associated with the Phase II “S” Curve
improvements, to include the pedestrian crossings, sidewalk widenings, etc.
The construction bids were opened January 14, 2008; six (6) bids were received
with bids ranging from $423,700.00 - $686,449.00. After review, it is recommended
that the contract be awarded to Tenex
General Items – CONTINUED
Enterprises, as the lowest bidder. He stated that
$600,000.00 was budgeted for the project.
Mr. Gonot asked if Tenex understood the scope of services
necessary, as their bid is considerably below the budgeted amount.
Charles DaBrusco, Assistant Director of Public Works &
Environmental Services, replied that the actual engineer’s construction cost
was modified to $455,000.00, prior to the bid opening. He stated that there
were two (2) bid analysis performed for the cost estimate, one for $350,000.00,
which was based on DOT pricing to receive a bond. Approximately one (1) year
ago, an estimate was performed for approximately $600,000.00. He further stated
that the product has been tweaked and turned key prices down, and modified the
cost estimate to $450,000.00.
Mr. Gonot asked if there was a comprehensive understanding of
Ms. Poitier arrived at 6:50 p.m.
Mr. DaBrusco replied yes; whenever there is a bid, there
will be across the board prices, depending on the extent of interest.
Mr. Gonot stated that conversely, it is low and then
sometimes amended later.
Mr. DaBrusco replied that will not happen because he has
amended the bid contract boiler plate documents to assure the City is protected
Chair Capellini asked if staff is recommending the lowest
Mr. DaBrusco replied yes.
MOTION was made by Ms. Militello and seconded by Ms. Poitier to approve bid
award to Tenex Enterprises as the lowest bidder.
ROLL CALL: YEAS: Mr. Gonot, Ms.
Militello, Ms. Poitier, and Chair Capellini. NAYS: None.
Vice Chair Popelsky arrived at 6:55 p.m. and did not vote on
Board / Administration Comments
City Manager – Road House Grill
Item - Michael Mahaney, City Manager, suggested that Chair Capellini announced to
the general public that the Roadhouse Grill item on the Regular City Commission
Meeting Agenda has been rescheduled for March 18th as requested by the
applicant. He stated that on March 4th, the water park issue will be heard and
it is a very involved hearing.
Board / Administration Comments – CONTINUED
CRA Attorney - No Report.
City Clerk - No Report.
Mr. Gonot - Director of
Economic Development – Mr. Gonot asked for clarification if an Economic
Development Director had been hired. He recommended a hiring freeze due to the
vote at the January 29th election. He said that since no one has
been hired for the CRA Director, that the issue of having a contract employee
be discussed, as there are items approaching.
Mr. Mahaney said that he does not
think a CRA Director is needed at this time; however, if both projects proceed,
a project manager will be needed. He further advised that Charles DaBrusco
will be the project manager, who has experience in this area. He said that
having Mr. DaBrusco as the project manager will allow the City to move forward
with the S Curve project.
Ms. Militello - No Report
Ms. Poitier - No Report.
Vice Chair Popelsky - No Report.
Chair Capellini – Prior to adjourning the CRA Meeting, Chair
Capellini announced that the Roadhouse Grill Item 24 would not be discussed at
tonight’s Regular City Commission Meeting, per the applicant’s request.
There being no further
business, the meeting adjourned at 7:05 p.m.
ALBERT R. CAPELLINI, P.E., CRA CHAIR
CMC, CITY CLERK