BOLINAS COMMUNITY PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT
Resolution No. 548
Approving the Award of a Sole-Source Contract for the Installation of the
BCPUD Bike Path to Jim Jacobsen
WHEREAS, the Bolinas Community Public Utility District
(“BCPUD”) is the recipient of a grant in the amount of $40,000 from the Bay
Area Air Quality Management District/Transportation Authority of Marin and
$5,000 from a Marin Community Foundation Neighborhood Achievement Award to
fund the construction of an unpaved bicycle and pedestrian pathway on BCPUD
lands between downtown Bolinas and the Gridded Mesa residential area (“pathway”).
WHEREAS, the pathway has been the subject of extensive
community comment and input. The design of the pathway was developed
over several years by a committee of residents appointed by the BCPUD.
The pathway has been designed to, among other things, meet ADA accessibility
requirements, including the use of a firm, stable pathway surface and compliance
with minimum pathway width and maximum gradient/cross slope requirements.
WHEREAS, the pathway will be approximately one mile in
length and five feet in width and will provide a safe, off-road alteranate
route for the public to access the downtown and local school. It has
been designed to connect to the County-sponsored off-road bike path that
is being developed along Olema-Bolinas Road between Mesa Road and the Bolinas-Stinson
Union School District’s Bolinas campus.
WHEREAS, the BCPUD has received a Local Coastal Permit
and an Encroachment Permit from the County of Marin to construct the pathway.
WHEREAS, during the development of the design of the pathway,
the BCPUD contracted for the design services of Jim Jacobsen, an experienced
designer and builder of off-road dirt pathways who was one of two contractors
recommended to the BCPUD by the Marin County Bicycle Coalition.
WHEREAS, Jim Jacobsen provided valuable off-road dirt pathway design consultation
services as an independent contractor to the committee of residents appointed
to develop the pathway project. Mr. Jacobsen is not currently and has
never been an employee of the BCPUD.
WHEREAS, Mr. Jacobsen possesses highly specialized knowledge and skill with
regard to the design and installation of dirt paths with the proper
grade, cross-slope and drainage to ensure that they do not erode but rather
remain stable and passable in inclement weather. Furthermore, Mr. Jacobsen
has extensive and critical experience in designing and installing features
such as “rolling-grade dips” and “rolling-crown switchbacks” and other detail
features necessary for erosion control and riding safety. Furthermore,
Mr. Jacobsen has unique skills and abilities to install bike paths in environmentally
WHEREAS, the pathway will traverse an eucalyptus grove
and other environmentally sensitive habitat. The BCPUD Board of Directors
understands and believes that Mr. Jacobsen possesses the unique skill and
ability necessary to install the pathway with minimal disruption of this
WHEREAS, of the two bike pathway builders recommended by the Marin County
Bicycle Coalition, the BCPUD Board of Directors further understands and believes
that Mr. Jacobsen is the only builder qualified to install the pathway meeting
the BCPUD’s specifications for safety and erosion control.
WHEREAS, of the two builders recommended by the Marin County Bicycle Coaltion,
the BCPUD Board of Directors further understands and believes that Mr. Jacobsen
is the only builder willing and able to install the pathway within the district’s
budget of $45,000.
WHEREAS, Mr. Jacobsen has had no role in the drafting of the contract for
the installation of the pathway.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the BCPUD Board of Directors
that it is appropriate and in the best interests of the district to award
a sole-source contract in an amount not to exceed $45,000 to Jim Jacobsen
to install the BCPUD pathway as described herein and as more specifically
described in the contract attached to this resolution as Exhibit A and all
applicable permits and other authorizing documentation.
IT IS HEREBY CERTIFIED that this resolution was duly introduced
and adopted by the Board of Directors of the Bolinas Community Public Utility
District on this 16th day of May by the following vote:
AYES: Amoroso, Kimball, McClellan,
President, Board of Directors