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CURRENT PROJECTS - DECEMBER 2015

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  • PG&E Pathways Project

PG&E has been working on a project entitled “pathways” throughout the Northern California region.  This project specifically focuses on removing barriers on top of and in the near vicinity of gas pipes owned by PG&E.  For the City of Pinole, this includes removal of some street trees in the median (Appian Way near Fitzgerald) and some trees in the open space area along Henry Avenue, west of Pinole Valley Road. 

For Pinole, a total of 204 trees will be impacted.  Of this amount, 54 are in the City right of way/property and 146 are on privately owned property. PG&E is planning on removing the trees and replacing them in alternate locations, at their cost. 

  • Gateway West and East – Thomas Properties

Development Plans are currently being reviewed by staff. Gateway West appears to be moving along through the City approval process.  The Gateway East design (square footage of the proposed building and AC parking/access ways) appears too ambitious and will not satisfy the criteria of the C 3-Stormwater Control Plan.

  • Pinole Valley High School – Off Site Improvements

The overall plan for offsite improvements for the Pinole Valley High School Project is significant and includes four traffic signals, roadway resurfacing, roadway restriping, and new drive approaches on private property.  These conceptual plans have been approved in concept by the City Council and the City's Traffic Committee. These improvements are scheduled for construction in the 2017 calendar year. 

The City was notified that the District intends to bid the project based on 30 months and 36 months to complete.  The 30 month plan most likely will require alternative work days, i.e. 6 days a week for 12 hours a day. 

  • San Pablo Avenue Vehicle Bridge

This is a long term (15 years) project in order to replace the San Pablo Avenue vehicular bridge at BNSF Railroad.  The bridge is the only direct route to the City of Hercules without using the freeway.  The most recent State bridge inspection has revealed that the bridge does have deficiencies and would make it a good candidate for funding from a State bridge grant.  A funding application has been completed (by a consultant) and it is included in the City’s approved Five Year CIP for planning purposes.

  • Measure S 2014 Capital Improvement Projects

In 2015, the City Council approved a five year plan for Capital Improvement Projects to be funded from the Measure S 2014 Sales Tax.   The list can be found here.

  • Community Theatre Seating

This is the last planned Measure WW project.  It consists of replacing the platform and seating in the Community Theatre.  The project has now twice gone through “Notice Inviting Bids” and both times the bids have been rejected by the City Council.  The project will be re-bid in the near future.

  • Senior Center Roof Project

The City Council approved the replacement of the metal roof over the Senior Center entrance and office area.  The project start date was initially proposed to occur in late November but was postponed to December 17th.  It is estimated that the replacement of the roof project will be completed by late January to mid February, 2016.

  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

 Plans are complete and signed.  Staff is currently analyzing bids that were submitted.  Once the bids are reviewed, the eligible bid will be submitted to the State for review and approval. Award of the contract by the Pinole City Council is estimated to take place in February 2016 and mobilization in March 2016.

  • Public Works Storage Building

Due to the construction of improvements at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, the storage capacity of the Public Works Corporation Yard will be significantly reduced. The metal building located in the current space will be demolished, requiring a new one to be built at an offsite location. Plans include installing a new metal building at the former County Animal Control site which is owned by the former Redevelopment Agency. The building was bid in November and the cost is $148,195.  It will be funded from the Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade Project (50% from Pinole and 50% from Hercules)

  • Bayfront Park Restroom Replacement

The restroom will be removed and replaced by a new facility as a requirement of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade Project. The new restrooms are included in the WWTP design contract.

  • New Camera System for Sewer Investigations

The City owns and operates a video camera system to inspect its Sewer Collection and Storm Drainage systems.  The camera has reached the end of its service life and a new camera needs to be purchased.  Staff will have to develop the specification and bidding documents.

 

Projects on Hold Until New Development Services Director is Hired

  •  Soccer Field Rehabilitation
  • Load Limits on City Streets
  • Rule 20 A Funding
  • Fire Station 73 Improvements
  • Street Sign Program
  • Replacement of Worn Street Signal Heads
  • San Pablo Avenue Pedestrian Bridge and Vehicle Bridge
  • Inflow and Infiltration Study
  • Hazel Street Pump Station Replacement

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