Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 130703
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File Number: 130703 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-300-13 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: ALLOW TESTING OF SUBSTRUCTURE OF BEAR CUT BRIDGE Introduced: 4/12/2013
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 4/16/2013
Agenda Date: 4/16/2013 Agenda Item Number: 14A3
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE VILLAGE OF KEY BISCAYNE TO ALLOW THE VILLAGE TO PERFORM TESTING OF THE SUBSTRUCTURE OF THE BEAR CUT BRIDGE
Indexes: BRIDGES
Sponsors: Xavier L. Suarez, Prime Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Juan C. Zapata, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 4/16/2013 14A3 Adopted P

Office of the Chairperson 4/12/2013 Additions 4/16/2013

County Attorney 4/12/2013 Referred Infrastructure & Capital Improvements Committee

County Attorney 4/12/2013 Assigned Hugo Benitez 4/12/2013

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE VILLAGE OF KEY BISCAYNE TO ALLOW THE VILLAGE TO PERFORM TESTING OF THE SUBSTRUCTURE OF THE BEAR CUT BRIDGE

BODY
WHEREAS this Board has identified the need to perform emergency repairs to the Bear Cut Bridge; and
WHEREAS to perform those emergency repairs, this Board adopted resolution R-32-13 authorizing the Mayor or the Mayor’s designee to contract for the repairs of the Bear Cut Bridge and the West Bridge in an amount not to exceed $31 million; and
WHEREAS pursuant to that Resolution the Mayor has selected a design-build firm for the design and construction of repairs to the Bear Cut Bridge, and
WHEREAS the work contemplated by the County to repair the Bridge relies substantially on the continued use of the existing foundations and pilings; and
WHEREAS the construction of a new support and roadbed construction on existing pilings and foundations poses difficult engineering and economic issues in identifying the safest, most durable and most cost effective solution to the current problem; and
WHEREAS the Bear Cut Bridge provides continuity to the Rickenbacker Causeway, the only vehicular artery serving the Village of Key Biscayne and as such its very lifeline; and
WHEREAS the Village of Key Biscayne recently adopted Resolution No. 2013-8, providing among other things for an alternative to the County’s proposed repair plan for the Bear Cut Bridge consisting of reducing the scope and costs of the County’s proposed plan followed by the planning, design and construction of a new bridge; and
WHEREAS because of the importance of these issues to its community, the Village of Key Biscayne has requested the opportunity to perform an engineering analysis of the Bear Cut Bridge,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that:
Section 1. The Mayor is hereby authorized and directed to enter into an interlocal agreement with the Village of Key Biscayne to perform an engineering analysis of the Bear Cut Bridge (the “Interlocal Agreement”) within ten days of the effective date of this resolution.
Section 2. The Interlocal Agreement shall be at no cost to Miami-Dade County. The Interlocal Agreement shall provide that the Village of Key Biscayne shall be responsible for all costs relating to the study, including but not limited to the cost of engineering, testing, and design. All inspection, testing, and work under the Interlocal Agreement shall be done without interference to the flow of traffic and operations of the Bridge and without interference to any and all site access and control required by the County’s design build-contractor under contract to perform the repairs. Any destructive testing shall be performed without additional compromise to the safety of the bridge, and the bridge shall be restored to its pretest condition.
Section 3. The Interlocal Agreement shall also require that the Village’s contract with its engineering consultant selected to perform the analysis and study shall provide the County, through its designated representatives, opportunity to consult at any time with the consultant at rates not exceeding those charged by the Village of Key Biscayne and under the same terms and conditions. All consultations with the County not initiated by the County shall be at the sole cost and expense of the Village of Key Biscayne.
Section 4. The Interlocal Agreement shall require the study and analysis to be completed within 60 days following the effective date of this resolution. The results of the study and analysis shall be made available to the County.



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