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PAGE 2 <br />MAY 24, 2010 <br />MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL <br />SUBJECT: PPW JOB NO. A10-003 -GEOLOGY AND GEOTECHNICAL PEER REVIEW <br />CONSULTANT SERVICES <br />DISCUSSION (cont'd); <br />The Town has utilized AMEC Geomatrix Inc, for several years on an on-call service contract <br />basis, primarily for private development projects. While these services are managed by staff, the <br />services provided are funded by private development. <br />This firm is familiar with the Town, its unique topography and geologic related issues. <br />Additionally, staff is satisfied with their service and response. Due to the number of high profile <br />private development projects plamied in the coming months, and in order for the Town to <br />provide optimum professional service to the community, it will be vital that the Town continue <br />to utilize consultants who are familiar and experienced with the complex private development <br />process, codes, and regulations. <br />CONCLUSION: <br />Staff recommends that the Town Council adopt a Resolution (Attaclunent 1) authorizing the <br />Town Manager to execute an Amendment to the. Agreement for Geoteclnical Consultant <br />Services (Exhibit A) for two more years .with AMEC Geomatrix Inc. to perform continued <br />geology and geotecluzical peer review services in the Town of Los Gatos on an on-call basis for <br />private development projects. <br />ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT: <br />The project is Categorically Exempt pursuant to Sections 15301 (c), 15303(e) and 15304(b) of <br />the State CEQA guidelines. <br />FISCAL IMPACT: <br />The work performed by AMEC Geomatrix Ii1c. is for private development projects and will be <br />fully funded by the private developers. <br />Attaclnnents : <br />1. Resolution authorizing the Town Manager to execute an Amendment to the <br />Agreement for Geotechnical Consultant Services for two more years with AMEC <br />Geomatrix Inc. to perform continued geology and. geotechnical peer review services <br />in t11e Town of Los Gatos on an on-call basis for private development projects. <br />Exhibit A -Amendment to the Agreement for Geotecluzical Consultant Services <br />Exhibit B -Scope of Worlc and Schedule of Charges <br />2. Agreement for Geotechnical Consultant Services with AMEC Geomatrix Inc. <br />dated 6/18/08 <br />