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On joint motion of all Councilmembers present, the following resolution was offered:

RESOLUTION NO.

A resolution authorizing the execution of Amendment No. 7 which amends the existing Engineering Agreement between Jefferson Parish and Design Engineering, Inc., to provide Engineering Services for the design of Northbound Manhattan Boulevard (Gretna Boulevard to West Bank Expressway) Continuous Right Turn Lane to Eastbound West Bank Expressway and Eastbound West Bank Expressway Right Turn Lane to Southbound Manhattan Boulevard, Public Works Project No. 2005-039-TR, Contract No. 55-00008666, to add additional Engineering Services for the Not-To-Exceed amount of $250,000.00, which increases the cost of the Engineering Agreement from $704,925.00 to $954,925.00. (Council District No. 3)



WHEREAS, there is an Engineering Agreement between the Parish of Jefferson (hereinafter, OWNER) and Design Engineering, Inc. (hereinafter, ENGINEER), dated May 16, 2007, with an expiration date of May 16, 2010, authorized by Resolution No. 107740, adopted April 25, 2007, to provide Engineering Services for the design of Northbound Manhattan Boulevard (Gretna Boulevard to West Bank Expressway) Continuous Right Turn Lane to Eastbound West Bank Expressway (hereinafter, PROJECT 1) and Eastbound West Bank Expressway Right Turn Lane to Southbound Manhattan Boulevard (hereinafter, PROJECT 2), Public Works Project No. 2005-039-TR, as amended by Amendment No. 1, authorized by Resolution No. 110004, adopted April 9, 2008, Amendment No. 2, authorized by Resolution No. 111086, adopted October 8, 2008, Amendment No. 3, authorized by Resolution No. 112542, adopted June 24, 2009, Amendment No. 4, authorized by Resolution No. 113587, adopted December 9, 2009, Amendment No. 5, authorized by Resolution No. 116451, adopted March 16, 2011, and Amendment No. 6, authorized by Resolution No. 118393, adopted February 15, 2012; and

WHEREAS, Amendment No. 1, dated April 23, 2008, added Right-of-way Acquisition Services in the Not-to-Exceed amount of $30,000.00 to be performed by the Law Office of Clarence Roby, Jr., APL; and

WHEREAS, Amendment No. 2, dated October 22, 2008, added Supplemental Engineering Services for Traffic Signal Design for a Lump Sum amount of $58,615.00 for PROJECT 1 and eliminated Supplemental Engineering Services for Environmental Assessment Services for the Not-To-Exceed amount of $50,000.00; and

WHEREAS, Amendment No. 3, dated July 20, 2009, and Amendment No. 4, dated January 13, 2010, added additional Right-of-way Acquisition Services in the Not-to-Exceed amount of $120,000.00 for the 28 individual parcels identified for PROJECT 1 acquisition to perform appraisals, to perform cost-to-cure analyses, to complete individual negotiations with property owners, and to revise appraisals and cost-to-cure analyses as necessary based on individual negotiations; and

WHEREAS, Amendment No. 4 extended the Engineering Agreement for a period of one (1) year from May 16, 2010 to May 16, 2011, Amendment No. 5 extended the Engineering Agreement for a period of one (1) year from May 16, 2011 to May 16, 2012, and Amendment No. 6 extended the Engineering Agreement for a period of one (1) year from May 16, 2012 to May 16, 2013; and

WHEREAS, Amendment No. 6 added Construction Administration, Record Drawings, Resident Inspection, and additional Right-of-way Acquisition services for PROJECT 1 in the Not-to-Exceed amount of $257,750.00; and

WHEREAS, construction of PROJECT 1 is ongoing and the Contractor is utilizing multiple crews, working both day shifts and night shifts to meet the accelerated construction schedule required by the Parish in this heavily congested traffic corridor; and

WHEREAS, in order to properly monitor all construction activities required by the accelerated construction schedule, the Jefferson Parish Engineering Department has determined that additional Construction Administration and Resident Inspection Services will be required for completion of PROJECT 1; and

WHEREAS, additional PROJECT 1 fees for Construction Administration in the Not-to-Exceed amount of $75,000.00 and for Resident Inspection in the Not-to-Exceed amount of $175,000.00 have been negotiated and agreed upon by the ENGINEER and the Jefferson Parish Engineering Department.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Jefferson Parish Council, the governing authority of said Parish:

SECTION 1. That the Jefferson Parish Council does hereby authorize the execution of Amendment No. 7 which amends the existing Engineering Agreement between the Parish of Jefferson and Design Engineering, Inc., to provide Engineering Services for the design of Northbound Manhattan Boulevard (Gretna Boulevard to West Bank Expressway) Continuous Right Turn Lane to Eastbound West Bank Expressway and Eastbound West Bank Expressway Right Turn Lane to Southbound Manhattan Boulevard, Public Works Project No. 2005-039-TR, Contract No. 55-00008666, to add additional Engineering Services for the Not-To-Exceed amount of $250,000.00.

SECTION 2. That the cost for the additional engineering services fees (Construction Administration in the Not-to-Exceed amount of $75,000.00 and Resident Inspection in the Not-to-Exceed amount of $175,000.00) shall be charged to Account No. 44500-4070-7451 (45016.002).

SECTION 3. That the Chairman of the Jefferson Parish Council, or in his absence the Vice Chairman, be and is authorized to execute any and all documents necessary to give full force and effect to this resolution.

The foregoing resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:



YEAS: NAYS: ABSENT:

This resolution was declared to be adopted on this the 8th day of August, 2012.


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