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File #: RES 19-400    Version: 1 Name: 2019 PLA Recommendations
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 3/13/2019
Title: Authorizing using a Project Labor Agreement for the Fairview Avenue Reconstruction, Wheelock Parkway Phase IV, and Summit Avenue Bridge No. 62504 projects, and authorizing not using a Project Labor Agreement on the East 7th Street Pedestrian Improvements and Washington Tech Safe Routes to School projects.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
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Authorizing using a Project Labor Agreement for the Fairview Avenue Reconstruction, Wheelock Parkway Phase IV, and Summit Avenue Bridge No. 62504 projects, and authorizing not using a Project Labor Agreement on the East 7th Street Pedestrian Improvements and Washington Tech Safe Routes to School projects.
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WHEREAS, the Saint Paul City Council adopted a policy on the use of Project Labor Agreements (PLA) pursuant to Council File #09-584 for projects involving $250,000 or more of city money; and
WHEREAS, Public Works is undertaking the following street and bridge reconstruction projects in 2019 with total budgets over $250,000:
East 7th Street Pedestrian Improvements: Various pedestrian safety improvements along East 7th Street between Greenbrier Street and Arcade Street.
Fairview Avenue Reconstruction: Reconstruction of Fairview Avenue between Shields Avenue and University Avenue.
Washington Tech Safe Routes to School: Various intersection improvements, bump outs, and sidewalk work in the vicinity of Washington Technology Magnet School.
Wheelock Parkway Phase IV: Reconstruction of Wheelock Parkway between Western Avenue and Rice Street.
Summit Avenue Bridge No. 62504: Reconstruction of bridge and approach roadways.
WHEREAS, Public Works sent written "Notice and Request for Recommendation on the Use of a PLA" to interested parties on January 3, 2019 with two responses received; and
WHEREAS, the Associated General Contractors of MN (AGC) stated "A significant investment, will take some time to complete, and raises particular safety and quality issues for which a PLA will help” as reasons they recommend a PLA for East 7th Street Pedestrian Improvements, Fairview Avenue Reconstruction, Washington Tech Safe Routes to School, Wheelock Parkway Phase IV, and Summit Bridge No. 62504 with no other recommendations for using a PLA; and
WHEREAS, the PLA response form from AGC offered no specifics which would indicate concerns over a significant investment, amou...

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