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Work on the pump station at the stormwater project site next to the public beach was well under way early this month. Photo by Rachel Hackney The latest news about the Beach Road Drainage Project on Siesta Key — the storm- water undertaking to the east of the public beach — lists the following pursuits for the contractor this week and next week, accord- ing to Isaac R. Brownman, director of capital projects in the county's Public Works Department: • Coordination with the Siesta Beach Park improvements project regarding fill being stockpiled for parking areas and the new maintenance facility being constructed. • Completion of excavation for the new stormwater pond to the final depth and configuration. • Completing the installation of the pump station. • Finishing the installation of the 60-inch pipe and removal of the existing lift station from service. • Continuing work on general site grading and the landscape berm. • Continued pumping of groundwater offshore. Brownman added that 40 loads of unex- pected buried construction debris have been removed from the site "using current contract funds." He noted, "Based on test holes dug, an additional 130 loads of buried construction debris appears to still need to be removed. Change Order No. 1 has been negotiated with the contractor for the cost to remove and dis- pose of the additional debris." He added that no extra contract time will be required for this work. The change order and funding mechanism are scheduled to be on the consent agenda for the Feb. 11 County Commission meet- ing. His staff also plans to meet one-on-one with board members prior to the meeting to answer any questions they might have about the project, Brownman wrote in his email. "The Beach Road Drainage Improvement project continues to have a Substantial Completion date of March 14 and a Final Acceptance date of April 13," Brownman also pointed out. % STORMWATER PROJECT UPDATE Sarasota News Leader January 31, 2014 Page 99

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