Seawall Update: January 10, 2014

Seawall Update

A small group of volunteers have come together from members of the Channel Islands Waterfront Homeowners Association, to make an effort to facilitate communications regarding the Seawall repairs.

These are notes from a meeting held January 10th 2014

[HOA_SEAWALL_1-10-14_UPDATE.pdf]

Timeline update

The city has published the bid requirements and hosted a pre-bid meeting and bids are expected to be back in mid-February. City Council must approve final bid.  Our thanks to the City for keeping us informed on this project and this process! (bid publication example included last page) Bids are expected to be back in mid-February. City Council must approve final bid.

The City is still working with the Coastal Commission to finish the permitting process.

Update on Kingsbridge Project

The contractors will be responsible for documenting the pre-construction conditions.
NOTE: Homeowners may want to do some time stamped images of any existing cracks and structural issues PRIOR to the work being done for their own records. Vibration from the work should be no more than the vibration caused by trash pick-up.

Note that while this application to reinforce the wall’s stability it does not address the failing concrete issue that affects all of the walls. That said, the engineering consultants said the reinforcement should extend the lives of these walls for up to twenty years.

Update on Alternative Methodology Research

Three (3) Contractors have identified different methodologies that sound hopeful that fall within the Design/Build prescriptive requirements. Each apparently has viable solutions to the sub-surface bonding challenge. 2 of the approaches with merit are epoxy based that will bond under water. The other approach involves sawing into the wall and inserting fiberglass with and epoxy overlay.

While the research recommendations sound hopeful the actual implementation should not be considered until each is fully tested against the following Four Tier Impact Parameters:

  1. Cost effectiveness
  2. Environmental Impact
  3. Long term effectiveness
  4. Homeowner impact

At this point the soundest solution would appear to be to launch and complete a research and development process for complete evaluation. By running actual onsite tests on a portion of the most severely degraded walls and studying the impacts and outcomes a best solution could be determined for ongoing repairs.

Community preparedness update

Temporary boat relocation:
Residents are being informed of a need to register needs for assistance in boat relocation.
Boat owners will be required to add location owners of docks for relocation temporarily on insurance.

Additional information will be distributed at the Channel Islands Waterfront Homeowners Association meeting on Saturday, Feb 15th 2014 at the Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach at 9 am.

Community meeting with City and Engineer representatives

According to the timeline it would appear that by 3/15/14 we should have more information regarding hard timelines? We would like to schedule a community meeting at some date closer to the actual work-start-date to share information with the residents in the area of impact.

Impact Estimates

So far what we know with some degree of certainty is that the actual work and impact on residents SHOULD begin following the Approval deadline on 3/11/14.

It is understood that all docks on the west side of the channel (the homes on the east side of Kingsbridge Way) will be removed for about a month and that traffic to this leg of the channel may be halted for short periods to enable equipment and work crews access. The Seawall Volunteers are working to provide assistance for accommodating boats at other locations during the repairs. As the timeline is clarified we will be distributing more information!  

Kingsbridge Project Impact  Map

Kingsbridge Project Impact Map

Stay up to date on information on NEXTDOOR! https://mandalaybay.nextdoor.com/
Also see the updates on the Channel Islands Waterfront Homeowners Association website: YOU ARE HERE: http://www.channelislandsca.com/

EXAMPLE BID PUBLICATION

Bid Due date: 02/05/2014 at 02:00 PM Project Type: Public
Estimate: License: A
Title: Kingsbridge Way Wall Repairs-Mandalay Bay Seawalls Project, Oxnard
Details: The proposed repairs include drilling and installation of (20) grouted tie-backs into the earth using pre-stressing strands which are anchored into a new cast-in-place concrete beam installed on the face of the seawall. The new beam will run continuous for 196 feet on the exterior of the seawall near the mean high tide line. The work will be performed in dry conditions, but the formwork and beam will be submerged by high tides during the construction period. Drilling debris and any excess grout will be entrapped at each work station for disposal. After the wale has cured the anchors will be pull-tested and if acceptable the anchor pockets grouted. Water turbidity will be controlled by a containment boom and silt curtain around the active work area. Work includes removal, temporary storage and installation or replacement of construction interferences including private improvements (docks, gangways, guide pile and decks) within the prescribed work area. Removed concrete guide piles intended for re-installation shall be identified by property location and then either; stored on a materials barge, removed from the jobsite and stored offsite in a Contractor controlled yard, or cleaned of marine growth within 24hrs of removal to control the smell and stored onsite within the 12 property work area in a stable manner which does not pose an adverse structural load, public safety or navigation risk. The private improvement removal and restoration of work quantities can vary dependent upon each Contractor’s means, methods and anticipated equipment to work the jobsite. The Contractor will be held to the bid total for this effort, regardless if the work plan changes and requires greater or lesser effort/cost. Notice is required 30 days before any request for private boat moves. Private boats will be moved by others. Bonds required.
State: California County: Ventura
Prebid Meeting: Recommended Prebid Date/Time: 01/15/2014 at 09:30 AM
Location: City Civic Center City Council Chambers 305 W. 3rd St., Oxnard 93030
Owner: Please sign up for FREE to view full project details.

NOTICE TO BIDDERS posted January 3, 2014

An on time milestone!

This posting is available online at:

http://secure.adpay.com/Ventura%20County%20Star/11482977/clicknbuy.aspx?networkview=True&catid=1299&pcatid=GLGL&procid=e78429c7-0d4b-42d6-b787-55c81c7d9190

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

The Oxnard City Council has authorized the invitation to bid on Project Specification Number PW14-03 for the Kingsbridge Way Wall Repairs-Mandalay Bay Seawalls Project. The work will consist of installing twenty (20) earth tie-back anchors and concrete beam to anchor the tie-back on the seawall face. The work designated in this specification will require the Contractor to possess a State of California General Engineering Contractor’s License, Class A to be considered as a prime contractor qualified for award of this project. Per City policy no engineer’s construction estimate is provided for public bid projects.

Plans and Specifications will ONLY be available to review or for purchase directly from the City’s online Plan Room, CyberCopyUSA – www.cybercopyreprograph
ics.com, or phone (805) 642-3292; fax (805) 715-1535 for a non-refundable fee of $75.00 plus $20.00 shipping and handling starting on MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2014. The Plans and Specifications may be obtained in electronic medium format-CD’s for a non-refundable fee of $35.00 including shipping and handling. For further bid information you may contact General Services Contract Procurement Office, Phone (805) 385-7821.

A non-mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held in the City Council Chambers, Civic Center, 305 W. Third St., Oxnard at 9:30 A.M. on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014. All prospective bidders are urged to attend.

All contractors will pay prevailing wages for each classification and type of worker under the California State Department of Industrial Wage Determinations. The HIGHER of the State or Federal Wage Rate-when required, shall be used. These determinations are included in the specifications. All pertinent wage determinations must be posted on the job site. A 10% Bid Bond is required for all bids submitted and the successful Bidder will be required to provide a Payment & Performance Bond equal to 100% of the contract price. Successful Bidder may request that the City enter into an Escrow Agreement for security deposits in lieu of retention.

Each bid shall be submitted on the bid documents (BLUE BID SHEETS) provided by the City of Oxnard and the bidder MUST be a PLAN HOLDER OF RECORD. All bids must be received at the Office of the City Clerk, Administration Building, 305 West Third Street (East Wing), Oxnard, CA 93030 before 2:00 P.M. on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014. Immediately thereafter all bids shall be publicly opened by the City Clerk and Purchasing Agent in the Council Chambers, 305 West Third Street, Oxnard, CA 93030.

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THIS PROJECT PLEASE DIRECT ALL QUESTIONS TO GENERAL SERVICES – 805-385-7821.

Ad Dates 01/03/14 , 01/10/14 Ad No.

Seawall Update: January 2, 2014

Seawall Update
A small group of volunteers have come together from members of the Channel Islands Waterfront Homeowners Association, to make an effort to facilitate communications regarding the Seawall repairs.

We know many people doubt that any actual action will take place prior to a catastrophe but there is a schedule for the work to begin on Kingsbridge way.

The process time line of what has taken place and what is expected to take place on the project is included in this document.

January 3rd there should be a notice published in the Ventura County Star announcing the First week of the bid period for the contractors to proceed on the first phase of Seawall repair encompassing the East side of Kingsbridge Way in the channel between Jamestown way and Kingsbridge Way ending at Costa De Oro on the North end. The seawall (doomed to fail if not repaired) is the east facing wall.
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January 6th Plans and specs will be made available for contract procurement Following the second week of the Bid Period there will be a Jan 15th Pre Bid Conference (City Council Chambers), followed by two more weeks of bids.
February 5th 2pm in Council Chambers Bid Opening. Bid Tab/Verification (Contract procurement)
February 6th Bid Review (Purchasing Agent)
February 10th Contract Preparation and Approval
February 13th Contract to Contractor
March 3rd Contract Procurement from Contractor – Signature Distributed (Project Manager/ City Attorney/CCRC)
March 11th APPROVAL BY CITY COUNCIL
4/05/14 Must be awarded by this date to save Bid or have Written Approval to Extend

Impact Estimates
So far what we know with some degree of certainty is that the actual work and impact on residents SHOULD begin following the Approval on 3/11/14. We hope that last line regarding the potential of “Award By date or Written Approval to Extend” does not come into play!

It is understood that all docks on the west side of the channel (the homes on the East side of Kingsbridge Way) will be removed for a month and that traffic to this leg of the channel may be halted for short periods to enable equipment and work crews access. The Seawall Volunteers are working to provide assistance for accommodating boats at other locations during the repairs. If you live on the East side of Kingsbridge Way Be

Based on this timeline we hope to have more information available at the Channel Islands Waterfront Homeowners Association Annual Meeting: Sat Feb 15th, 2014

If you live in the area impacted and would like assistance in relocating a boat please download this PDF: Click here: Seawall_Impact_Signup

For a pdf of this page plus the timetable: Click here for HOA_SEAWALL_UPDATE and timetable

January 3rd – NOTICE published: Click Here

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