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Engineering Division (Utilities):

New Reclaimed Water Ground Storage Tank Related Projects

Construction of a new 2 million gallon ground storage tank and associated equipment is underway at the Wastewater Treatment Plant to increase the reclaimed water storage capacity. The City will also receive water from the adjacent Coca Cola facility on MLK, Jr. Avenue to augment the reclaimed water system. Installation of underground electrical and the transformer is complete. Installation of interconnection with Coca Cola to receive reclaimed water is underway. Tank is currently undergoing pressure / leak testing.

Project Managers: Russell Ferlita, Ph.D., P.E. (727) 298-3186; Paul Stanek (727) 298-3100Brian Antonian (727) 298-3256
Project Inspector: Mark Torrance (727) 298-3183

Water Plant Greensand Filter Media Replacement

The City is replacing exhausted media in the green sand filters at the Water Treatment Plant to ensure reliability of the treatment process and potable water supply. Reconditioning of Filter #4 is complete, the media has been loaded, the filter has been disinfected, and is undergoing clearance to place back online. Final punch list items underway.

Project Manager: Russell Ferlita, Ph.D., P.E. (727) 298-3186
Project Inspector: Mark Torrance (727) 298-3183

Wastewater Plant Methanol Tank Replacement

Replacement of the methanol storage tank at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, with a new tank meeting current code requirements, is substantially complete. Final installation of tank accessories is completed. The tank and dosing pumps were commissioned and placed into service. Final punch list items are completed and the project is being closed out.

Project Manager: Brian Antonian (727) 298-3256
Project Inspector: Mark Torrance (727) 298-3183

Wastewater Plant Headworks Redundant Discharge Pipe

The City has added a redundant pipe connecting the headworks of the plant, which receives all the wastewater for the City, to the treatment process. This project ensures the plant is able to continue to treat wastewater in the event of a primary headworks pipeline failure. All items have been installed, tested, and accepted. Final punch list items are completed and the project is being closed out.

Project Manager: Brian Antonian (727) 298-3256
Project Inspector: Mark Torrance (727) 298-3183

WWTP Chemical Feed System Conversion
Project consists of the renovation of the current chlorine and sulfur dioxide chemical building, installation of new sodium hypochlorite and sodium bisulfite storage tanks, dosing systems, replacement of a Return Activated Sludge (RAS) flow meter, and installation of two air valves to the aeration basins. The project bid opening is scheduled for September 12th.

Project Manager: Russell Ferlita, Ph.D., P.E. (727) 298-3186
Project Inspector: Mark Torrance (727) 298-3183

Water Treatment Plant

The Commission awarded a contract to Angie Brewer and Associates LC (AB&A) during the August 8th Commission meeting to provide services required to assist the City in obtaining and administering a State of Florida DEP Revolving Fund (SRF) loan. The Consultant will be responsible for all administration and compliance activities necessary to meet the terms of the SRF loan, throughout the 3-4 year design / construction period. The City is currently finalizing contract negotiations with Black & Veatch / Overland Construction (B&V), for progressive design-build services for the Phase I - Pilot Testing, and future GMP for reconstruction of the existing Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant (ROWTP), constructed in 1992. A recommendation to award Phase I portion of the contract to B&V will be brought before the Commission on August 24th. This entire project is estimated at $26.5M.

Project Manager: Russell Ferlita, Ph.D., P.E. (727) 298-3186
Project Inspector: Mark Torrance (727) 298-3183

Engineering (Stormwater):

Lakewood Estates Drainage Improvements Project 
Construction of this project is progressing well (approximately 85% complete), consisting of the installation of large stormwater culverts within the right-of-way. Paving along Oakwood Drive has been completed. Work continues along Parkwood, and Pinewood Drives. This $5.2M SWFWMD cooperatively funded project will address historic flooding issues in this neighborhood. The contract duration is 18 months, with project completion anticipated well before March 2018.

Project Manager: Marcello Tavernari, P.E. (727) 298-3208
Project Inspector: Mike Blanton (727) 298-3177 

Engineering (Roadway):

Application of Asphalt Rejuvenating Agent on Various Street Locations

Asphalt Rejuvenating Agent is a surface treatment that will preserve and protect newer asphalt roads; much like sunscreen protects skin from the harsh rays of the sun. The rejuvenating agent is designed to improve the durability lost to weathering, therefore extending the service life of the existing asphalt. For FY17, this is the first of three contracts that will be used for our Pavement Preservation Program. This contract will come before the Commission on August 22nd for award in the amount of $52,390.43 to Pavement Technology, Inc., and will be completed 3 in months of NTP issuance.

Project Manager: Marcello Tavernari, P.E. (727) 298-3208 
Project Inspector: Mike Blanton (727) 298-3177

Application of Micro-surface and Crackseal on Various Street Locations

The second contract for our Pavement Preservation Program, the Cracksealing and Micro-surface aspect of this project includes sealing pavement cracks, and applying a surface layer to protect the asphalt from water damage and surface cracking. Additionally, as directed by the Pavement Preservation Program model (Agile Assets) Full-Depth Reclamation will be used to strengthen and rebuild a few segments of specific roadways. This project is expected to start bidding in September.

Project Manager: Marcello Tavernari, P.E. (727) 298-3208
Project Inspector: Mike Blanton (727) 298-3177

Application of Asphalt on Various Street Locations

The third contract for our Pavement Preservation Program will consist of asphalt milling and resurfacing throughout various locations in the City. This project is expected to start bidding in September.

Project Manager: Marcello Tavernari, P.E. (727) 298-3208
Project Inspector: Mike Blanton (727) 298-3177

Engineering (Miscellaneous):

Dunedin Marina Fishing Pier Rehabilitation

The Dunedin Marina Fishing Pier is located at the northwestern corner of the Marina, at the western end of Marina Plaza. The rehabilitation project includes removal and replacement of the timber decking, stringers, handrail, bench, lighting, electric line, and water line. City staff is nearly completed with the removal of the existing timber decking, stringers, handrail and benches. Stamper Construction Company’s work will begin at the end of August.

Project Manager: Joan Rice. P.E. (727) 298-3179
Project Inspector: Mark Torrance (727) 298-3183

Dunedin Marina Sediment Removal & Disposal Project

The rehabilitation project includes retaining a consultant to plan, design, and permit, the removal and disposal of the existing sediment that has accumulated within the City’s Marina. Engineering Staff will bring the scope and fee to the Commission for recommendation of award, at their meeting on August 22nd, to begin the planning efforts during this fiscal year; with design to occur in FY18, and construction anticipated to commence in FY19, subject to the timeline of permitting activities by various State agencies.

Project Manager: Marcello Tavernari, P.E. (727) 298-3208
Project Inspector: Mike Blanton (727) 298-3177

School Flashing Beacon Time Switch with Cellular Modem Update

The City Commission approved the update to the City’s existing school flashing beacons, with new time switches and cellular modem on July 25th. Installation will be completed by September. The new equipment will fit in the existing school flashing beacon control boxes. The modem will allow staff to control all of the beacons via computer, laptop or cell phone, without opening each individual unit. Changes can be made from the office and remotely. Timing can be set for the regular school year, holidays, early release, summer school, and during multiple times a day. The computer program records the beacon activity, and sends notification to the operator, such as low battery warnings.

For inquiries call Joan Rice, P.E. (727) 298-3179

Engineering would like to thank you for your interest in the City's Public Improvements Projects and welcomes you to contact us at any of the above mentioned links or phone numbers with any questions or concerns.

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