It is recommended that the Coalinga City Council accept the project as complete and authorize the City Engineer to file the Notice of Completion for the project with the County Recorder and notify surety to exonerate contract bonds.
On December 6, 2018, the City Council awarded a construction contract to R.J. Berry Jr., Inc. in an amount of $433,359.00, with the City Council directive to have a deductive change order issued after award to stay within the budgeted amount of $411,108.00.
The project included demolition of existing improvements, sawcutting, installation of sidewalk, curb ramps, curb and gutter, valley gutter, driveway approach, AC plug, existing lid adjustment, relocation of existing street signs, and construction surveying.
A notice to Proceed was issued to R.J. Berry Jr., Inc. providing 45 working days to complete construction.
The project was completed on schedule. The final contract amount is $421,450.12 which is $10,342.12 above the amount approved by City Council on December 6, 2018. The increase in the final contract amount is due to additional hot mix asphalt added to the project to lengthen the pavement transition to meet minimum slopes.
The final inspection was done on March 14, 2019, which included preparation of final punch list of items. The punch list items were completed on May 1, 2019. The notice of completion, when filed, begins a time period for which mechanics liens, liens against the contractor, and stop payment notices can be filed against a public construction project. It is a protection for the City during a construction project. Staff is not aware of any issues related to this project.
V. FISCAL IMPACT:
The project was fully funded by Measure C funds and ATP funds in that amount of $421,450.12. There is no fiscal impact to the General Fund.