Notes on Seawall Stabilization Project Meeting May 16th

CIWHOA_MAY_16_2015_Notes (pdf)

This meeting was attended by approximately 30 residents and homeowners, 2 City Representatives (Raymond Williams and Bruce Sneed), 2 representatives from Meeks Construction (Ken Allred and James Jilk); and Cameron Duncan from TranSystems (who also generously supplied bakery goods and fresh strawberries!)

10:30 Welcome
Bill Clark President of Channel Islands Waterfront Homeowners Association welcomed all who attended. He spoke about the importance of this long awaited high priority project and the efforts to continue to work with the City and Homeowners to continue to work towards funding for the additional high priority projects that have been identified.

10:35 Project Overview
Ray Williams, City of Oxnard Utility Department, Design & Construction Services offered business cards and his direct contact information to facilitate communications and concerns after the meeting and during the project about to begin. He introduced the City of Oxnard Public Works Inspector, Bruce Sneed who will be following up and inspecting the project. Ray provided an overview of the project and turned the meeting over to Ken Allred of Meeks Construction.
Raymond Williams email: Raymond.Williams@ci.oxnard.ca.us Office: 805 385-7902

10:40 Meeks Construction Timeline
Meeks Construction (Ken Allred)

  • Dates for boat & dock removals June 1st
    * (http://channelislandsca.com/boat-relocation-information/)
    3 Shared Docks and boats to be moved: 2020 & 2030, 2040 & 2050, 2100 & 2110
    Boats only to be moved: 2120
    2000 & 2010 no move required but during loading to and from barge access to channel may be limited.
  • Estimated timeline and work schedule: 4 months to complete – they will probably not be working weekends but may be working earlier and later than normal construction times to take advantage of best tides for this work. They will be staging equipment in the parking area of the green-strip between Kingsbridge Way and Jamestown Way. Traffic may be slightly impacted when they are loading equipment to and from the work barge.
  • Video Documentation May 26th & 27th  (addresses on Kingsbridge Way: 2000, 2010, 2020, 2030, 2040, 2050, 2100, 2110, 2120, 2013, 2140, 2144)
    These inspection and evaluations will be performed to assess and document current conditions of decks and properties. It would be beneficial if this could all be scheduled on a SINGLE DAY either the 26th or 27th of MAY.
    * (see: http://channelislandsca.com/video-documentation-schedule/)

10:50 Transystems
Cameron Duncan answered a question regarding surface spalling and the degrading condition of other walls, which lead into him explaining the analysis, prioritization and monitoring the entirety of Mandalay Bay.

Mr Duncan illustrated the engineering design of Kingsbridge Stabilization project and clarified that this project has nothing to do with another high priority project which is an R&D test project of the current products and processes for applying a surface repair and protection to the face of the seawalls throughout the harbor – all of which have been documented and are being monitored every 6 months. But the actual R&D Project is unfunded and there is not enough funding from the annual assessment funds to fund this project even with a 50/50 agreement with the city.

Cameron also spoke of additional repairs and maintenance that have been defined and prioritized and are currently unfunded and expressed concerns regarding the difference between the unfunded amount and the many times higher costs of replacing following a failure.

11:00 Questions & Answers
Facilitated by Ray Williams

Questions were asked about boat relocation Resources (see below)

A question was asked as to the status of the slope protection projects and Ray answered that that project was now complete.

Questions were asked about the condition of the walls at individual addresses. Cameron Duncan explained the monitoring and recordkeeping by “Block” within each channel. Ray introduced Robert Freeland as the HOA rep engineer with all of the records who would be happy to answer any questions regarding specific locations. Robert Freeland rfreeland50@gmail.com

Ray reminded us that there are two types of seawalls: the “Boise” wall in the eastern part of the development and the “Zurn” wall in the western portion. Peninsula road separates the two different walls. Together the seawalls are more than 7 miles long. (http://channelislandsca.com/history-of-the-seawall-construction/).

The various issues and conditions are studied and considered as one infrastructure with varying needs.

The first steps are also being taken for the testing to evaluate the needs of dredging for the entire are north of the bridge.

11:30 Thank you
Bill Clark thanked all for attending!

 *RESOURCES:

Boat relocation resources & assistance form
http://channelislandsca.com/boat-relocation-information/

Video Documentation scheduling form

http://channelislandsca.com/video-documentation-schedule/