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Sponsored by: Hunt <br /> CITY OF SEWARD,ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2016-036 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA, AUTHORIZING SOLE SOURCE CONTRACTS FOR <br /> PROFESSIONAL SERVICES REQUIRED TO PERMIT EROSION <br /> MITIGATION WORK FOR THE SNOW RIVER TRANSMISSION LINE <br /> CROSSING, INCLUDING PERMITTING BY SOLSTICE ALASKA <br /> CONSULTING IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $19,803, <br /> ENGINEERING BY AWR ENGINEERING IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO <br /> EXCEED $58,758, SURVEYING BY SURVBASE SURVEYING AND <br /> MAPPING IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $35,709 AND <br /> GEOTECHNICAL STUDY BY SHANNON AND WILSON GEOTECHNICAL <br /> AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO <br /> EXCEED $36,630, FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $150,900, <br /> AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS <br /> WHEREAS,the transmission line to the Seward area is a radial feed line; and <br /> WHEREAS, the transmission line at approximately mile 17.5, crossing Snow River and <br /> constructed parallel to the Seward Highway is in jeopardy due to erosion caused by the naturally <br /> occurring reroute of Snow River; and <br /> WHEREAS,the electric department discovered the situation when the crew was in the area <br /> doing clearing, and has determined that immediate repairs are needed in order to protect critical <br /> infrastructure serving the electricity needs of the Seward service area; and <br /> WHEREAS,a near-term erosion mitigation plan must be implemented to save structure T- <br /> 197 and reestablish river bank for structures T-198 and T-199; and <br /> WHEREAS, the location will require obtaining several local, state and federal permits to <br /> obtain authorization to conduct necessary mitigation work,including a detailed engineering plan for <br /> submission to permitting agencies; and <br /> WHEREAS, the selected engineering firm has special knowledge working with erosion <br /> countermeasure mitigation and design and has been recommended to the City by the engineers most <br /> familiar with the City's infrastructure and the topography of the affected areas; and <br /> WHEREAS,the engineering will require specific separate geotechnical studies in order to <br /> complete the design documents; and <br /> WHEREAS, Seward City Code § allows for an exemption from competitive <br /> procurement requirements for specialized products and professional services: "To the purchase of <br />