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File #: 2019-1063    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/21/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/28/2020 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO THE AGREEMENT FOR CONTRACT SERVICES BETWEEN THE CITY OF CARSON AND WEST COAST ARBORISTS, INC. (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. 21 - West Coast Arborists (WCA) Contract, 2. (West Coast Arborists) Amendment 1.pdf
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Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Consent


SUBJECT:
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CONSIDER APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO THE AGREEMENT FOR CONTRACT SERVICES BETWEEN THE CITY OF CARSON AND WEST COAST ARBORISTS, INC. (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

Staff is seeking City Council approval to amend a three-year contract with West Coast Arborists, Inc. ("Agreement") to add tree planting for the CalFire Grant Project and remove the retention clause.

II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

Take the following actions:
1. APPROVE Amendment No. 1 to the Agreement for Contract Services by and between the City of Carson and West Coast Arborists, Inc. to increase the contract sum by $127,150.00 to provide Tree Planting services to fulfill CalFire Grant requirements, such that the total cost of the Agreement does not exceed $2,096,914.09.
2. APPROVE the removal of the ten percent (10%) retention requirement from Exhibit "C" Section II of the Contract.
3. AUTHORIZE the Mayor to execute the amendment following approval as to form by the City Attorney.


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III. ALTERNATIVES

1. DO NOT APPROVE Amendment No. 1 to the Agreement for Contract Services by and between the City of Carson and West Coast Arborists, Inc. ("WCA") to increase the contract sum by $127,150.00 to provide Tree Planting services to fulfill CalFire Grant requirements, such that the total cost of the Agreement does not exceed $2,096,914.09.
2. DO NOT APPROVE the removal of the ten percent (10%) retention requirement from Exhibit "C" Section II of the Contract.
3. TAKE any other action the City Council deems appropriate, consistent with the requirements of the law.

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IV. BACKGROUND

The City is responsible for the care of approximately 21,150 trees located throughout the City in various public parkways, medians, parks, and City facilities.
The Public Works Department received a grant from CalFire in the amount of $270,365.00 to plant 1,440 trees in specific areas throughout the City. Staff is requesting...

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