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SPECIAL MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL

OF THE CITY OF EL MIRAGE

EL MIRAGE SENIOR CENTER

14010 N. EL MIRAGE RD

5:30 P.M. – WEDNESDAY - SEPTEMBER 1, 2004

 

 

 

MINUTES

 

CALL TO ORDER:  Mayor Robert Robles called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

 

ROLL CALL:  Present were:  Mayor Robert Robles, Vice Mayor Michele Kern, Councilmembers Xavier Bedolla, Kathleen White, City Manager B. J. Cornwall, City Engineer/Operations Dir. Chris Young and City Clerk Edith Hoover.  Absent:  Councilmembers Tensi Reed, Bruce Baker (League Conference) and Roy Delgado, (League Conference).    

 

SPECIAL CONSENT AGENDA

                                                                                                                               

Consideration and action regarding Resolution No. R04-08-50, declaring a public need and necessity and a public purpose; authorizing the acquisition of real property located in the City limits of the City of El Mirage, Maricopa County, Arizona, known as 12145 NW Grand Avenue, through gift, purchase, or eminent domain; and authorizing and directing the Mayor, City Manager, City Clerk and City Attorney to do all acts, execute all documents and pay all costs and fees necessary for the acquisition of said real property.

Councilmember White made a motion to approve all items included on the Consent Agenda; seconded by Councilmember Bedolla.

 

VOTE:            Yea:                White, Bedolla, Kern and Robles

                        Nay:

Absent:           Reed,  Baker and Delgado

                        Motion:           Carried

 

SPECIAL AGENDA

 

Consideration and action regarding the Award of Contract for the Olive Ave. (Dysart Rd. to El Mirage Rd.) Street Reconstruction (P04-01) to J. Banicki Construction, Inc.  The bid opening was held on 8/27/04 with Banicki being the low bidder at $1,104,286.99.

 

City Engineer/Operations Dir. Chris Young thanked the Council for coming to the special meeting.  Three bids were opened on August 27, 2004.  The lowest responsible bidder was J. Banicki Construction, Inc. at $1,104,286.99.  The award of this contract will allow the City Engineer to issue the Notice to Proceed within 10 working days.  The project work consists of full-width (two-lane) roadway and drainage improvements along Olive Ave. from Dysart Road to El Mirage Road.  Improvements include the reconstruction of the existing street section, drainage improvements and traffic signal improvements/upgrades at both intersections.  This is the first of three phases of street improvements that were “funded” by last year’s bond election.  Phase 2 will be El Mirage Rd. (Northern – Olive) street reconstruction.  Phase 3 will be the intersection improvements at Dysart Rd. and Waddell Rd.  Street improvements/signal upgrades will dramatically improve traffic flows and quality of “ride”.  Drainage improvements will handle runoff from the “10-year” storm thus greatly decreasing the number of times that Olive Avenue will need to be closed due to flooding.

 

The contract amount is $1,104,286.99 to be funded out “dedicated” General Obligations Bonds approved last year by the City of El Mirage residents.  Bonds are payable by the secondary property tax.

 

Mr. Young recommends awarding the contract to J Banicki Construction, Inc. in the amount of $1,104,286.99.

 

Councilmember White made a motion to approve the award of contract for the Olive Avenue (Dysart – El Mirage) Street Reconstruction to J. Banicki Construction, Inc.; seconded by Xavier Bedolla.

 

VOTE:            Yea:                White, Bedolla, Kerns and Robles

                        Nay:

                        Absent:           Reed, Baker and Delgado

                        Motion:           Carried

 

ADJOURNMENT:

Vice Mayor Kern made a motion to adjourn at 5:50 p.m.; seconded by Councilmember White.

 

VOTE:            Yea:                White, Bedolla, Kerns and Robles

                        Nay:

                        Absent:           Reed, Baker and Delgado

                        Motion:           Carried