Council Gives PND Go-Ahead on Pier III Design

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At its Thursday meeting the Kodiak City Council approved a design contract for Pier 3, the city’s cargo dock. City Manager Aimee Kniaziowski said the concept work, wave study and geo-technical report have all been done, and the funding is in place, so it’s time to start the design and permitting process. To that end, she recommended the council approve the contract of Anchorage engineers PND:
“Their proposal has two components to it. One is the permitting, which is the lesser expense, time and materials. They’re proposing $108,450. And for the design services, $633,825, and that would be a fixed price amount. For a total of $742,275.”
PND had at first recommended a back-filled sheet-pile dock, but because of seafloor stability issues, has decided on something more traditional:
“Their recommendation is that there be a pile-supported dock design. And I will add PND is completing a report that council requested on a review and summarization of the facts of that alternative location we’re referring to the ‘south dock,’ but I saw a map today and no, it’s not south at all, it’s like east. So at any rate to the alternate site.”
The city council will hear a report on that alternative during next Tuesday’s work session.
The design contract to PND was approved unanimously without debate, 5-0.

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