Public Works Commission

AGENDA

PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION
CITY OF HUNTINGTON BEACH

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 5:00 PM

City Council Chambers

2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA  92648

A. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL           Herbel, Kirkorn, McGovern, O’Connell, Rivera, Siersema, Spencer

B. PRESENTATIONS-COMMENDATIONS

C. MINUTES

C-1. Minutes of September 15, 2010

D. ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

Public Comments - the Public Works Commission welcomes public comments on all items on this agenda or of community interest.  Three minutes per person, time may not be donated to others.  Commission on this date can take no action on any item not on the agenda.  This is the time to address Commission regarding items of interest or agenda items other than public hearings.  Communications on agenda items will be scheduled such that public comments may be received as close to 5:00 p.m. as possible.

E. DIRECTOR’S ITEMS

None

F. INFORMATION ITEMS

F-1. Active Capital Project Report - An update on active capital projects is presented for the Commission's information. Project information, including description, location maps and funding sources can be found in the FY 2010/11 Capital Improvement Program notebook, or on the city's website under Government, Current, Current Budget information.

F-2. Citywide Pavement Management Program - Staff will give a brief Power Point presentation on the recently completed Pavement Management Program.

G. ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS

G-1. Gravity Sewer Installation & Sewer Lift Station Demolition, Oceanhill Drive, from Adams and Beach to Oceanhill Drive (CC1368) - Plans and specifications are in final preparation for the Gravity Sewer Installation & Sewer Lift Station Demolition at Oceanhill Drive, Project. Staff is seeking approval for the project and the initiation of the competitive bid process.

Funding Source: Funds for this project are available in the Sewer Fund Account No. 21089007. The engineer's estimate of construction cost is $360,000.

Recommended Action: Motion to recommend to the City Council, the Gravity Sewer Installation & Sewer Lift Station Demolition, Oceanhill Drive Project CC 1368.

G-2. Retention of Marked Crosswalk at Heil Avenue and Silver Lane/Thames Lane - The existing marked crosswalk across the west leg of Heil Avenue and Silver Lane/Thames Lane is being considered for removal due to the discontinuation of the crossing guard service and to discourage pedestrian crossings at that location. State law requires that the public be notified and provided the opportunity to respond prior to the removal of any marked crosswalk.

Funding Source: The recommended action would require expenditure of approximately $2,000 for the sandblast removal of markings. Work can be accommodated within current Public Works operational budget.

Recommended Action: Motion by the Public Works Commission to support the staff recommendation to remove the marked crosswalk at Heil Avenue and Silver Lane/Thames Lane.

G-3. Retention of Marked Crosswalk at Garfield Avenue and Suva Lane - The existing marked crosswalk across the east leg of Garfield Avenue and Suva Lane is being considered for removal due to the discontinuation of the crossing guard service and to discourage pedestrian crossings at that location. State law requires that the public be notified and provided the opportunity to respond prior to the removal of any marked crosswalk.

Funding Source: The recommended action would require expenditure of approximately $2,000 for the sandblast removal of markings. Work can be accommodated within current Public Works operational budget.

Recommended Action: Motion by the Public Works Commission to support the staff recommendation to remove the marked crosswalk at Garfield Avenue and Suva Lane.

G-4. Retention of Marked Crosswalk at Magnolia Street and Pioneer Drive - The existing marked crosswalk across the north leg of Magnolia Street and Pioneer Drive is being reviewed as a result of the elimination of crossing guard service for students at this location. State law requires that the public be notified and provided the opportunity to respond prior to the removal of any marked crosswalk.

Funding Source: The recommended action would require the expenditure of approximately $1500 to modify the signing. Work can be accommodated within current Public Works operational budget.

Recommended Action: Motion by the Public Works Commission to support staff recommendations to:

  1. Retain current marked crosswalk
  2. Modify signs and pavement legends from "school" to "pedestrian" crossing treatment
  3. Conduct additional pedestrian use observations and reevaluate the need for the crosswalk in the Spring of 2011.

H. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

I. COMMISSION AND STAFF COMMENTS

I-1. Report from 15% Infrastructure Calculation Sub-Committee

J. ADJOURNMENT

 

NEXT PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION MEETING

November 17, 2010, 5:00 p.m. City Council Chambers