M&C Review


COUNCIL ACTION:  Continued on 12/11/2018 - Continued to 1/15/20019

DATE: 12/11/2018 REFERENCE NO.: C-28980 LOG NAME: 80TRINITY TRAILS EAST PHASE II
CODE: C TYPE: NON-CONSENT PUBLIC HEARING: NO
SUBJECT:  

Authorize Execution of an Engineering Services Contract with Halff Associates, Inc., in the Amount of $148,000.00 for the Engineering-Related Professional Services for the Trinity Trails - River Trails Park to River Legacy Park Trail Project (COUNCIL DISTRICT 5)


RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended that the City Council authorize the execution of an engineering-related professional services contract with Halff Associates, Inc., in the amount of $148,000.00 for the schematic design services for the Trinity Trails - River Trails Park to River Legacy Park Trail project.

 
DISCUSSION:

The purpose of this Mayor and Council Communication (M&C) is to authorize the execution of an engineering-related professional services contract with Halff Associates, Inc., in the amount of $148,000.00 for schematic design services for the Trinity Trails - River Trails Park to River Legacy Park Trail  project.

Halff Associates, Inc., will provide schematic and trail alignment design services for this trail project that is located in east Fort Worth and will complete the last 4 miles of the Trinity Trails system connecting the City of Fort Worth trail system with City of Arlington trail system.  The 12-foot wide trail extension will begin at River Trails Park (approximately 3/4 of a mile east of IH820 and 1/4 of a mile south of Trinity Boulevard) and end at the west terminus of the River Legacy Park Trail in Arlington (approximately 1/4 of a mile east-northeast of the intersection of Greenbelt Road and Trammel Davis Road, near the south bank of the West Fork Trinity River).

The 2014 Bond Program allocated $1,500,000.00 for the Quanah Parker Park to Arlington River Legacy trail project.  Of this amount $325,000.00 has been allocated for design and engineering of the River Trails Park to River Legacy Park Trail segment.  

Additionally, the 2018 Bond Program allocated the amount of $4,000,000.00 for Trinity Trails Connections which includes the design and construction for the expansion of the Trinity Trails system, including but not limited to, connecting from River Trails Park to River Legacy Park at the boundary with the City of Arlington.  

Project funding is summarized in the table below:









Project Funding

M&C

Current Appropriations

Total Appropriations

2014 Bond Program

-

$325,000.00

$325,000.00

2018 Bond Program

-

$4,000,000.00

$4,000,000.00

Total Funding

-

-

$4,325,000.00

This project is included in the 2014 Bond Program.  Available resources within the General Fund will be used to provide interim financing until debt is issued.  Once debt associated with the project is sold, bond proceeds will reimburse the General Fund in accordance with the statement expressing official Intent to Reimburse that was adopted as part of the ordinance canvassing the bond election (Ordinance No. 21241-05-2014) and subsequent actions taken by the Mayor and Council.

Funds for this project are also in the 2018 Bond Program.  Available resources within the General Fund will be used to provide interim financing until debt is issued.  Once debt associated with the project is sold, bond proceeds will reimburse the General Fund in accordance with the statement expressing official Intent to Reimburse that was adopted as part of the ordinance canvassing the bond election (Ordinance No. 23209-05-2018).

M/WBE OFFICE - Halff Associates, Inc., is in compliance with the City's BDE Ordinance by committing to 16% SBE participation on this project.  The City's SBE goal on this project is 8%.

Trinity Trails - East Fort Worth Extension Phase II project islocated in COUNCIL DISTRICT 5.

 
FISCAL INFORMATION/CERTIFICATION:

The Director of Finance certifies that funds are available in the current capital budget, as appropriated, of the 2014 Bond Program, Trinity Trails East Project.  The Park & Recreational Department has the responsibility to validate the availability of funds prior to the expenditure of funds.  

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Submitted for City Manager's Office by:
Fernando Costa (6122)
Originating Department Head:
Richard Zavala (5704)
Additional Information Contact:
David Creek (5744)

 
 
ATTACHMENTS
  Form1295_Halff_Fort Worth_101767 2018-409228_Redacted.pdf
  FW East II-trail.pdf