CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
Meeting Date: November 9, 2004
Subject/Title: Approve a Resolution accepting the work performed by Strange
& Chalmers, Inc. for the Bicycle Ramps 2004 project, CIP Project No.
Prepared by: Karen Wahl, Grants Administrator
Submitted by: Craig Bronzan, Director of Parks and Recreation
Approve a Resolution accepting the work performed by Strange & Chalmers,
Inc. for the Bicycle Ramps 2004 Project, CIP Project No. 522-5212, and
direct the City Clerk to file a Notice of Completion with the County
On January 28, 2003, City Council approved a resolution authorizing the
submittal of a grant proposal to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission
(MTC) Fiscal Year 2003/2004 Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 3
Pedestrian/Bicycle Program for funding curb cuts in various locations
throughout the City for safer bicycle travel.
On April 8, 2003, City Council approved a resolution approving a request to
MTC for the allocation of FY 2003/2004 TDA Article 3 Pedestrian/Bicycle
Project funding in the amount of $30,000 for the bicycle project.
The Bicycle Ramps 2004 Project provided for curb cuts for bicycle ramps at
various locations to facilitate safer bicycle transition between Class 1
(off-street) bike paths and Class II (on-street) bike lanes. Design criteria
in Chapter 1000 of the Caltrans Highway Design Manual, “Bikeway Planning and
Design” were used to ensure that bicyclists would have a transition surface
flush to the street.
Strange & Chalmers, Inc. was awarded a contract in the amount of $30,600 on
May 6, 2004 in an informal bid process. The project was constructed within
budget without contingencies and was completed June 24, 2004. The bicycle
ramps were installed at nineteen locations to provide better access to Marsh
Creek Regional Trail, Deer Creek Trail, Sand Creek Trail and the trail along
the Union Pacific railway.
A request for reimbursement in the amount of $30,000 has been submitted to
MTC. The City’s share of the cost of the project is $500.00 and is budgeted
through the Trails Project, CIP No. 522-5212.
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD ACCEPTING THE WORK
PERFORMED BY STRANGE & CHALMERS, INC. FOR THE BICYCLE RAMPS 2004 PROJECT,
CIP PROJECT NO. 522-5212, AND DIRECTING THE CITY CLERK TO FILE A NOTICE OF
COMPLETION WITH THE COUNTY RECORDER
WHEREAS, a contract for the Bicycle Ramps 2004 Project was awarded in the
amount of $30,600 in an informal bid process on May 6, 2004; and
WHEREAS, and the contractor, Strange & Chalmers, Inc., has completed all
contract work and has met all contractual requirements; and
WHEREAS, and the total project cost is within the approved 2003/04-2007/08
Capital Improvement Program Trails Project, CIP No. 522-5212; and
WHEREAS, the Bicycle Ramps 2004 was awarded funding and MTC has allocated
TDA Article 3 funds for the project.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood
that the Bicycle Ramps 2004 project, CIP No. 522-5212, is hereby accepted.
PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at
a regular meeting held on the day of November 9, 2004 by the following vote:
RECORDING REQUESTED BY
CITY OF BRENTWOOD
WHEN RECORDED RETURN TO:
CITY OF BRENTWOOD
150 City Park Way
BRENTWOOD, CA 94513
NOTICE OF COMPLETION
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT:
THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD, a general law city, in the County of Contra Costa,
State of California, did, on May 6, 2004 enter into an agreement with
Strange & Chalmers, Inc. for the construction of the Bike Ramps, 2004
Project which installed bicycle ramps at nineteen locations in the City of
The work described in the contract documents was to furnish all material,
labor and equipment necessary to complete the said project.
On June 24, 2004, the said contract as a whole was completed and the work
was accepted by the City Council of the City of Brentwood on November 9,
I hereby certify under penalty of perjury that the facts set forth in the
foregoing Notice of Completion are true and correct.
Executed at Brentwood, Contra Costa County, State of California, on November
Karen Diaz, CMC
City of Brentwood, California