Scottsdale to enter agreement to update water service reports

The Scottsdale City Council has approved a resolution to authorize an Engineering Services Contract with CH2M Hill Engineers to update the city’s infrastructure Improvement Plan and Land Use Assumptions regarding water services.

The council rendered its decision for the item, which was on the consent agenda, during its Nov. 28 city council meeting.

CH2M will update both the city’s IIP and LUA for a cost no more than $101,734 as part of the one-year contract. According to a city staff proposal, an Arizona Revised Statute requires municipalities to update their IIP and LUA before adopting or amending development fees no later than every five years.

According to a resolution, CH2M will provide “professional services including annual water/wastewater services for permitting, survey, studies/audit, design, inspection, security, instrument controls integration/SCADA/control systems, electrical/energy management and construction administration/management services.”

The proposal states CH2M was a key part of the city developing its previous LUA Report and IIP in 2013, which shows the company has substantial background to update the documents with less effort than a different engineering firm. Additionally, the proposal states entering into the contract with the company that developed the original documents is cost effective for the city.

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