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File #: ID19-1550    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Passed
File created: 4/9/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/25/2019 Final action: 4/25/2019
Title: Actions pertaining to the Parking Expansion project at Fresno Yosemite International Airport (Council District 4): 1. Adopt finding of a Categorical Exemption pursuant to Section 15332 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines 2. Award a construction contract to Durham Construction Company, of Clovis, CA, for $3,153,558.20
Sponsors: Airports Department
Attachments: 1. 04-25-19 FAT Parking Expansion Agreement JOC Durham 04-08-19.pdf, 2. 04-25-19 FAT Parking Expansion Site Map 04-08-19.pdf

REPORT TO THE CITY COUNCIL

 

 

 

April 25, 2019

 

 

FROM:                     KEVIN R. MEIKLE, Director of Aviation

Airports Department

 

 

SUBJECT

Title

Actions pertaining to the Parking Expansion project at Fresno Yosemite International Airport (Council District 4):

1.                     Adopt finding of a Categorical Exemption pursuant to Section 15332 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines

2.                     Award a construction contract to Durham Construction Company, of Clovis, CA, for $3,153,558.20

 

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RECOMMENDATIONS

 

Staff recommends that Council adopt a finding of a Categorical Exemption pursuant to Section 15332/Class 32 (In-Fill Development) of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines, and award a construction contract to Durham Construction Company, of Clovis, California, in the amount of $3,153,558.20 for the Parking Expansion project (Project) at Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) and authorize the Director of Aviation or designee to sign and execute the above contract on behalf of the City of Fresno.

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

With continued record growth at FAT, a need for additional long term passenger parking has been identified.  During peak periods, temporary parking lots must be utilized to provide for the increased demand.  Forecasting studies, developed as part of the ongoing FAT Master Plan Update, identify continued growth at FAT and substantiate the immediate need for additional, permanent, long term parking.

 

The new parking lot, located east of the Airport entrance road, will be constructed to accommodate employee parking, an expanded cell phone parking waiting area and additional long term parking.  As part of the Department’s ongoing sustainability efforts, the parking lot will include LED lighting, clean air vehicle parking and electric vehicle charging stations.  Refer to the attached site map.

 

BACKGROUND

 

An unprecedented number of passengers flew in and out of FAT over the past several years.  With the recent addition of new carriers and routes, that trend is anticipated to continue.  Development of additional long term parking is a critical element in sustaining the Airport’s viability while helping to preserve a positive passenger experience.

 

The Project will provide approximately 750 new long term parking stalls and an expanded cell phone waiting area.  The Project will also include necessary security upgrades, lighting, landscaping and storm drain infrastructure.

 

On May 24, 2018, Council approved an agreement with Blair, Church, & Flynn Consulting Engineers to provide professional civil engineering services where they prepared the construction plans and specifications for the Project. The City entered a cooperative purchase agreement with Durham Construction Company on a piggyback of an existing government agency’s agreement, the National Joint Powers Alliance (a Minnesota public agency).  This contract provides competitively bid fixed-unit pricing for construction tasks from local contractors which allows the Airport to provide prompt response for building maintenance or construction services at competitive local market pricing.  The Project will be performed using a Job Order Contracting purchase using another government agency's contract. This method of procurement is an exception to the competitive bidding requirements in the Fresno City Charter.

 

The Contract has been reviewed and approved as to form by the City Attorney’s office.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL FINDINGS

 

Staff has determined that a Categorical Exemption is appropriate, based on Class 32 Section 15332 of the CEQA Guidelines, which exempts in-fill development projects meeting certain conditions.  Furthermore, staff has determined that none of the exceptions to Categorical Exemptions set forth in the CEQA Guidelines, Section 15300.2 apply to this project.  Staff recommends that the Council, based upon its own independent judgment, adopt a finding of a Categorical Exemption per Staff determination, pursuant to Section 15332, Class 32 of the CEQA Guidelines for the Parking Expansion Project at FAT.

 

LOCAL PREFERENCE

 

Local preference was not implemented because this item is using an existing competitively bid contract through another governmental entity.

 

FISCAL IMPACT

 

The Project is part of Airports’ ongoing commitment to ensure FAT is operationally ready and is properly positioned for local and regional growth. The Project is included in the Airports FY 2019 adopted budget. There is no impact to the General Fund from this action.

 

 

Attachments:

      -- Formal Cooperative Purchase Agreement                     

      -- Site Map