The Port Repairs are never ending

The MSB is seeking more money for the Port repair project at the upcoming Assembly Meeting (Oct 16, 2018):

The Port Repair project seems to be never-ending.

Here is a MSB press release from December 2015:

Port press release dec 2015

Below are some comprehensive articles late 2016 and early 2017 about the continuing problems:

https://www.alaskapublic.org/2016/12/30/port-mackenzie-repairs-spread-mat-su-budget-thin/

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/mat-su/2017/01/29/insurance-company-denies-2-3-million-claim-for-mat-su-port-repairs/

Here is a 2017 MSB Port budget presentation with photos showing some damage to the dock:

Port slides fy2017portassemblybudgetpresentation

Here are charts (from 2017 – last available online) of completed and ongoing projects at the Port:Port Mac completed projects Feb 2017

Port Mac current projects feb 2017

TIMELINE OF EVENTS:

1999 – 2003 – Port is Built

December 2015 – MSB Assembly approves $2.5 million for emergency repairs.

May 2016 – Initial repairs are completed.  Contractors are Orion & PND.

October 2016 – These repairs fail.

Jan. 2017 – MSB’s insurance company Chubb denies the claim for the original damage asserting that the damage started when dock was built years earlier

The MSB uses some of the leftover initial repair money and approves more money to conduct long term repairs.

Spring of 2017: MSB starts long term repair process consisting of Phase I and Phase II

Phase I was Sandstrom with PND as engineers

Sandstrom’s contract is for $532,357

Spring/Summer 2018:

Phase II (ongoing) is Orion Marine with Moffat & Nichol as engineers/construction management.

Orion’s contact is for just over $2 million

Moffat & Nichol’s contract to supervise Phase II of the 2018 repairs has increased from the initial contract amount of $96,838 to a new total of $312,288 (after two extensions.)

Here are the relevant Port Commission Meeting Minutes.

FALL 2015:

WINTER AND SPRING 2016:

SUMMER AND FALL 2016:

WINTER AND SPRING 2017:

SUMMER AND FALL 2017:

2018

Here are the relevant RFPs and Ordinances and Resolutions:

Port costs 2017 and 2018

Here is the $2 million contract for Orion Marine:

Port Orion bid

 

Here is first extension for Moffat & Nichol:

 

Here is initial contract with Sandstrom:

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