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File #: RES 20-1276    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 9/23/2020
Title: Authorizing the use of a Project Labor Agreement for a project to repair and restore the cornice along the east, south, and west sides of the George Latimer Central Library building.
Sponsors: Rebecca Noecker
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Authorizing the use of a Project Labor Agreement for a project to repair and restore the cornice along the east, south, and west sides of the George Latimer Central Library building.

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WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul, through its Office of Financial Services - Real Estate Section (“OFS Real Estate”), is preparing to undertake a project to repair and restore sections of the exterior cornice along the east, south and west sides of the George Latimer Central Library building ("GLCL") that have experienced spalling, sagging and cracking (the "GLCL Cornice Restoration Project"); and

WHEREAS, OFS Real Estate has been working with a consultant to conduct an assessment of the damage and prepare cost estimates, plans and specifications for the needed repair and restoration work; and

WHEREAS, the consultant has completed its plans and specifications and OFS Real Estate now wishes to solicit bids for the repair and restoration work; and

WHEREAS, the GLCL Cornice Restoration Project spending and financing plan was approved by the City Council in the 2019 CIB Budget at an amount of $430,000; and

WHEREAS, notification regarding the possible use of a Project Labor Agreement ("PLA"), as originally authorized and required by the City Council in CF 09-584, adopted on June 3, 2009, was duly given to interested parties on July 31, 2020; and

WHEREAS, of the one response received to the notification by the August 10, 2020 deadline, the recommendation was in favor of the use of a PLA for reasons of safety concerns and project cost; and

WHEREAS, OFS Real Estate, as manager of the GLCL Cornice Restoration Project, and the Administration jointly recommend the use of a PLA on the GLCL Cornice Restoration Project; and

WHEREAS, the City Council finds that the use of a PLA will ensure a harmonious, continuous and stable workforce, which in turn will ensure the GLCL Cornice Restoration Project will be completed without work stoppage or interruption and in a manner tha...

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