During the Council retreat, flooding was discussed. Several projects were identified such as Arc/Billow Street, lagoons, sea level rise, and the 700 block Palmetto Blvd. The first step in the process is to hire a firm or firms that specialize in flooding and drainage to review and find solutions to these problems.
Iris Hill, Town Administrator
Mark Aakhus, Assistant Town Administrator
Staff have applied for BRIC and HMGP grants. Each are for a study of the interior lagoon systems for $100,000.
The Arc/Billow project was awarded to Davis & Floyd as Work Authorization #1 for $35,000.
The selection committee recommended awarding master agreements to Davis and Floyd and American Engineering. Council approved award on Feb 13, 2020 and authorized negotiation of contracts.
Presentations have been scheduled with the top four ranked firms for January 22, 2020.
Council approved the selection committee on November 14, 2019. The committee consists of Councilmember Susan Hornsby, Iris Hill, Town Administrator, Mark Aakhus Assistant Town Administrator, and Bob Doub, Past Public Works Director.
Proposals were received from 13 Firms.
McKim & Creed
The Cranston Team
American Engineering Consultants, Inc.
Johnson, Laschober & Associates, P.C.
Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc.
Applied Technology & Management, Inc.
Coastal Science and Engineering/Wildlands Engineering
Davis & Floyd Professional Engineering
Thomas & Hutton