Construction management contract on Blaine city council agenda

Published on Mon, Jul 11, 2011 by Jeremy Schwartz

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At its regular meeting tonight, July 11, at 7, the Blaine City Council will consider approving a contract with Bellingham-based Wilson Engineering for construction management of the west Blaine wastewater conveyance project, which will transfer the last of the wastewater going into the plant on Semiahmoo to the Lighthouse Point Water Reclamation Facility. Work is expected to be completed by December 31, 2011.

This request for council action lists in detail what Wilson Engineering will be doing as part of their $196,351 contract with the city. It doesn't look like Wilson will be doing any of the actual construction but instead act as a project manager for other contractors. Some might find it interesting that Wilson's principal engineer for this project will be making between $142 and $150 per hour. The document linked above lists how much each member of Wilson's team would be making if city council approves the contract.

At its July 27 meeting, the city council approved a $1.46 million contract with Boss Construction to construct additional piping and pump stations to transport wastewater to the city’s new Lighthouse Point facility. Look for an article on that decision in this week's issue.


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