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  You Are Here: Home: Business: Community & Economic Development : Current Projects: Fennel Creek Trail


Title: Fennel Creek Trail
Category: City/Public
Address: Fennel Creek Vicinity (city-wide)
Contact Person: Gary Leaf
Contact Number: (253) 447-3282

Status and Details:

The City of Bonney Lake is working to create a multi-use trail along Fennel Creek. The Fennel Creek Corridor Watershed is located within the jurisdictions of the City of Bonney Lake and unincorporated Pierce County. This eight mile long watershed is the largest of eight tributaries within the Mid-Puyallup River Basin.

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6/11/2016: WSDOT will be reviewing the City’s $1.3 million grant request for 0.8 mile of Fennel Creek Trail in July/August. Gary reviewed feedback on the Fennel Creek Trail grant application for the proposed tunnel and boardwalk trail with City’s consultants working on the design.

6/4/2016: The Pierce County Regional Council completed its review of a Fennel Creek Trail tunnel and trail/boardwalk grant application; the available funds ($340,000) were not sufficient to fund a significant portion of Bonney Lake’s request, so the proposed project (especially costs) will need to be re-evaluated before applying for a Transportation Alternatives grant next year (or any other grant for that matter).

5/21/2016: Gary submitted grant reimbursement request #14 for the Fennel Creek Trail design project. [Public Works staff] Finished making repairs to the Fennel Creek Trail boardwalk damaged by a falling tree last March.

5/7/2016: A second grant application for the Fennel Creek Trail was submitted to WSDOT this week; great teamwork between Executive and Community Development staff and consultants to submit two quality grant applications (total grant requests $4.2 million).

4/30/2016: A grant application for the northern segment of the Fennel Creek Trail currently under design was submitted to the Puget Sound Regional Council. A second grant application, for the southern segment of the Fennel Creek Trail currently under design will be submitted to WSDOT in the next few days. Processed grant reimbursement request #13 for the Fennel Creek Trail design project.

4/23/2016: [Executive and] Community Development staff and consultants [worked] on two Fennel Creek Trail grant applications which are due next week.

4/9/2016:  [Executive and Planning staff] worked on two grant applications for Fennel Creek.

3/26/2016: [Executive staff] submitted payment request #12 to WSDOT for the Fennel Creek Trail Design Project. ... Worked on a Pedestrian Safety grant application for the Fennel Creek Trail. ... participated in a Fennel Creek project management meeting with Bruce Dees & Associates and Parametrix. ... started reviewing application materials for a second Fennel Creek Trail construction grant.

2/20/2016: [Executive staff] worked on a grant application for the Fennel Creek Trail.

2/13/2016: [Various staff] worked on a Fennel Creek grant application.

2/6/2016: [Staff] completed a semi-annual report for the Fennel Creek Trail design grant project [and are] starting to collect data for a Fennel Creek Trail grant application.

1/23/2016:  [Executive and Community Development staff met] to discuss a proposed recreational trail on City property and report on a meeting with WSDOT staff regarding a proposed tunnel for the Fennel Creek Trail.

1/16/2016:  Submitted the tenth reimbursement request to WSDOT pursuant to the Fennel Creek Design Grant project (last one for 2015). In the next two weeks surveyors and wetland biologists will begin environmental review for the Fennel Creek Trail design project; letters have gone out to the eight property owners directly impacted.

1/9/2016:  [Staff] met with WSDOT staff to discuss a proposal to tunnel under SR 410 for a segment of the Fennel Creek Trail.

1/2/2016: [S]ubmitted payment #9 to Parametrix (and reimbursement request to WSDOT) for Fennel Creek Segment Design (Phase II).

12/4/2015:  [Public Works] staff set up a meeting date with WSDOT to discuss the Fennel Creek Trail crossing of SR 410. [Electrician] Reviewed design specifications for the future Fennel Creek Sewer lift station.

10/10/2015:  Gary worked on a supplemental agreement with Parametrix to complete Fennel Creek Trail design for Segment 2.

9/26/2015:  Received a proposal from Parametrix and Bruce Dees for the rest of Fennel Creek design for Segment 2. Gary met with Parametrix to review its proposal to complete design for Fennel Creek Trail Segment 2.

9/19/2015:  Gary submitted Payment Request #7 to WSDOT for Fennel Creek Trail Design Phase I.

8/29/2015:  [Staff] met with the consulting team for the Fennel Creek Trail design; a proposal from Parametrix for the next phase will be forthcoming soon. This will include the proposed tunnel under SR 410.

WSDOT indicated that it will allow the City to pre-construct a trail on a 2-acre parcel acquired in 2008 without following Federal acquisition guidelines, so that the current trail being designed can hook up to it. Approval is conditioned on connecting it to 95th Street East which will also require a foot bridge (creates public access to it). Consultants indicate this trail segment – which needs to be funded entirely by the City to maintain Federal grant eligibility for the rest of the trail - will cost no more than $200,000.

8/15/2015:  submitted Payment Request #6 to WSDOT for the Fennel Creek Design Project.

8/8/2015:  Gary discussed final revisions to the Phase I report for the Fennel Creek Segment 2 design project with Chris Barnes of Bruce Dees & Associates.

WSDOT [is] still reviewing the City’s proposal to pre-construct a section of the Fennel Creek Trail on City property adjacent to SR 410.

8/1/2015: [Facilities & Special Projects] discussed final revisions to the Phase I report for the Fennel Creek Segment 2 design project with Chris Barnes of Bruce Dees & Associates.

7/4/2015: submitted Payment Request #4 to WSDOT for the Fennel Creek Segment 2 Design Project. Met with Bruce Dees & Associates to get an update on trail design.

6/13/2015:  [Special Projects Manager Gary Leaf] followed up with WSDOT on a request related to the Fennel Creek Trail project.

5/30/2015:  submitted a proposal to WSDOT regarding use of a City-owned parcel for the Fennel Creek Trail; prepared Payment Request #3 for the Fennel Creek Trail Design Project and submitted to WSDOT.

5/23/2015: [Special Projects Manager Gary Leaf] met with [City Engineer] John Woodcock and Austin Fisher of Parametrix to discuss WSDOT’s preliminary feedback on a Fennel Creek “Preferred Trail  Alignment” presented at the May 5th Council Workshop.

5/9/2015:  There was a public open house in the Council Chambers for the Fennel Creek Trail segment 2 design project. [Staff] worked with WSDOT to correct e-mail billing submission procedures for the Fennel Creek grant project.

4/25/2015: Gary Leaf (and consultant) met with a property owner who lives along Fennel Creek in the area where a new trail segment is under design. Gary Leaf prepared a second payment request for the Fennel Creek Trail Segment 2 design project.

4/18/2015: Gary met with consultants to follow up on the Parks Commission presentation on design of Fennel Creek Trail Segment 2.

2015 Fennel Creek Trail Public Meetings

The City of Bonney Lake is hosting several public meetings to gather public input and provide information on the next segment of the Fennel Creek Trail.

  • Monday, April 13, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. – Park Commission
  • Monday, May 4, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. - Open House
  • Monday, May 11, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. - Park Commission

These meetings will all be held at the Bonney Lake Justice & Municipal Center at 9002 Main Street East, Bonney Lake, WA 98391 (directions).

View the press release: http://www.ci.bonney-lake.wa.us/cityblog/?p=4861

4/4/2015: Submitted the first grant reimbursement request for the Fennel Creek Trail Design project; met with Fennel Creek Trail design consultants to review trail alignment options.

3/21/2015:  We received word that Puget Sound Regional Council decided to wait until next year to submit a regional TIGER grant for the Fennel Creek Trail; the City’s grant application will be re-submitted at that time.

3/14/2015: Fennel Creek Trail public meetings will be April 13, May 4, and May 11 – all at the Justice Center at 6 p.m. Public notices went out regarding public meetings related to the design of the Fennel Creek Trail, Segment 2. Provided GIS data and a map for a Phase 2 Fennel Creek Trail TIGER fund grant application.

3/7/2015: [Staff provided] data for the City’s consultant working on Fennel Creel Trail design. [Staff] collaborated on a TIGER grant application for a 1.5 mile segment of the Fennel Creek Trail.

2/28/2015: The Puget Sound Regional Council invited Bonney Lake to join a regional grant application that would focus on non-motorized transportation (i.e. Fennel Creek Trail); Gary Leaf and Jason Sullivan (Community Development) are collaborating on the application.

2/21/2015: [Staff] prepared a bi-annual report on the Fennel Creek Trail design project for the Puget Sound Regional Council. [Special Projects Manager & City Engineer] met with the consultant team working on the Fennel Creek Trail design.

1/24/2015: [Staff] presented a proposed consultant services contract for the Fennel Creek Trail to the Community Development Committee.

1/9/2015:  [Executive staff] assembled for CDC draft Agenda Bill and Resolution documents for the Fennel Creek Trail Design project. [Public Works] Staff worked responded to the WSDOT Local Programs questions.

1/2/2015: [Staff] are working on a consulting agreement for Fennel Creek Trail Segment 2 design.

12/20/2014: [Staff] met with Parametrix to discuss how to proceed with the Federally funded design contract for Fennel Creek Trail, Segment 2; created a file for a 2007 right-of-way acquisition that will enable Federal funding for the use of it for the Fennel Creek Trail.

12/13/2014: [Facilities & Engineering staff are working] on getting a design contract for Fennel Creek Trail Segment 2 ready for Council consideration. [Staff are] working on assembling documentation required by WSDOT on advance right-of-way acquisitions for the Fennel Creek Trail.

11/8/2014:  Additional landscaping was placed Wednesday at the Fennel Creek/Safe Routes Trail Head to meet SEPA mitigation requirements prior to opening up the parking lot next week. [Planning] Inspected and approved the planting at the Fennel Creek Parking Lot landscaping buffer. Street and Stormwater crew worked with HD Messinger to plant thirteen trees to comply with the Fennel Creek Trail parking lot mitigation actions.

10/4/2014: [Executive and Public Works staff ] are working with WSDOT on right-of-way issues for the Fennel Creek Trail.

9/6/2014:  Fennel Creek, Segment 2 ~ Gary, John and Marlyn met to set up documents (for design phase) required by WSDOT for this federal grant. This project will be audited in the future by Washington State Auditor and WSDOT upon completion of this project.

August 30, 2014:  WSDOT completed its Project Management Review of the Safe Routes to School project and will issue its project review approval letter next week.

Fennel Creek Trail, Phase 2 ~ City has received approval of all final WSDOT audit paperwork.

August 23, 2014:  [Special Projects & Public Works staff] are working on details needed to start the  consultants working on the design of the Fennel Creek Trail Segment 2.

Fennel Creek Trail, Phase 2 ~ City completing final requests from WSDOT audit of paperwork protocol.

August 16, 2014:  [GIS staff] Coordinating with the Facilities and Special Projects Manager about the many grant funding rules and requirements for properties acquired for trail development to determine the future path of the Fennel Creek Trail.

Fennel Creek Trail, Phase 2 ~ WA State Auditor’s conducted a Single Audit due to the federal funds received for this project. WSDOT responded with a few changes that staff is working on to resolve.

July 19, 2014:  Gary is working with WSDOT to clarify use of some prior land acquisitions for the Fennel Creek Trail for the upcoming design grant project. [Public Works] Staff began work to provide the WSDOT Regional and Headquarters audit review team grant documentation for Fennel Creek Trail & 192nd Ave Sidewalk contracts.

June 21, 2014: Met [with] consultant Bruce Dees to view a potential parcel for right-of-way acquisition for the Fennel Creek Trail.

June 7, 2014:  [Facilities & Special Projects Manager Leaf] is reviewing the recent grant application for Fennel Creek Trail construction with Public Works to see how the score can be improved next time; it received a low score but we have found some things should be easy to fix in future grant rounds, in addition to the need to make progress on right-of-way acquisition.

May 31, 2014: [Planning staff] Finalized the review of the BLA for the Fennel Creek Trail and property realignment.

May 3, 2014: [Executive, Planning and GIS staff worked] to finalize a grant application for construction of a 1.5 mile segment of the Fennel Creek Trail (Public Works delivered this and three other Bonney Lake transportation grant applications to Pierce County). Staff met with a property owner who lives along Fennel Creek to discuss the possibility of the City acquiring his property for a portion of the Fennel Creek Trail, and what the process would likely be for acquisition to take place. [Executive and Public Works administrative staff] worked ... to provide information for an upcoming audit of the Safe Routes to
School project. [GIS staff] Created a Pierce County Regional Council (PSRC) grant map that communicates how the Fennel Creek Trail will connect Bonney Lake with neighboring commercial Local Centers via regional trails.

April 26, 2014: [Executive and Planning staff] are collaborating on a non-motorized grant application for Fennel Creek Trail construction. Secured a pledge from the Foothills Rails to Trails Coalition for the trail grant application following a presentation to their membership. Working with Community Development and a surveyor on making additional corrections to a proposed Boundary Line Adjustment on City property for a segment of the Fennel Creek Trail. [Public Works] Staff reviewed first Fennel Creek Trail – Segment 2 design proposal. Sent comments back to design team for changes.

April 19, 2014: [Executive staff attended] Community Development Committee meeting to discuss a possible construction grant application for the Fennel Creek Trail. [Executive and Planning staff worked] on starting drafting up of a Fennel Creek Trail grant application; coordinated efforts between a surveyor and Community Development the final details for a Boundary Line Adjustment for the Fennel Creek Trail. [Planning] Issued a MDNS and Notice of Decision for the Fennel Creek Trail Parking Lot.

April 12, 2014: [Facilities & Special Projects Manager] Gary Leaf made a presentation at the recent WA Parks and Recreation Association conference regarding the Fennel Creek Trail/Safe Routes project, which won the annual state association award for Trail and Outdoor Access. Congratulations on this well deserved award!

Gary worked with John Woodcock (Public Works) to fill out a screening form for a potential future grant application for Fennel Creek Trail construction; met with Coastal Land Surveying to get an update on a Boundary Line Adjustment on a city-owned parcel that might accommodate part of the Fennel Creek Trail; and spoke to a representative of a property owner who may be interested in selling a small parcel to the City for the Fennel Creek Trail; and discussed a possible lease of property with WSDOT for a future segment of the Fennel Creek Trail (City will need to complete design work before an easement can be granted. Gary presented a summary of the City’s Safe Routes to School Project to a committee of the Washington Recreation and Parks Association; the City received a “Spotlight Award” from WRPA for this project.

Fennel Creek Trail & 192nd Ave Sidewalk Improvements - Phase 1 project ~ Released retainage to Pivetta Brothers Construction. This project commenced 5/13/13, completed 10/25/13 and was accepted by the City Council on 1/28/14.

March 29, 2014:  [Executive & Public Works staff]  worked ... to prepare documents for a Local Agency Agreement with WSDOT for a Fennel Creek trail design grant. [Planning] Began the SEPA review process for the Fennel Creek Trail Parking Lot.

March 22, 2014: [Executive & Public Works staff worked to create] a WSDOT Local Agency Agreement document that will be needed before starting on the grant-funded design of a 1.5-mile segment of the Fennel Creek Trail. City Engineer performed the SOQ phone interview with the one design team that submitted their qualifications for the Fennel Creek Trail – Segment 2 project.

March 1, 2014: Staff updated PSRC data on Fennel Creek Trail report. Fennel Creek Trail, Phase 2 ~ First week of two week advertisement for RFQ submittal has begun. [View RFQ notice.]

February 22, 2014:  [Public Works] Director, Finance Accountant, City Engineer, [facilities and Public Works staff] met to review Safe Routes to School Grant final submission of reimbursement requests to WSDOT. Staff advertised [request for qualifications] proposal to local newspaper.

February 19, 2014: The City has posted a Notice of Application for the Fennel Creek Trail parking lot, and a Request for Statement of Qualifications for Consultant Services for the Phase 2 project.

February 1, 2014: Gary is working with Planning and Public Works on a completing a SEPA review for the proposed parking lot adjacent to the Safe Routes Trail. Staff is working with a surveyor to do a Boundary Line Adjustment for a section of the Fennel Creek Trail on property currently owned by the City on 192nd Avenue East. [Staff] addressed a complaint by a citizen regarding nighttime motorbike noise on the new Safe Routes Trail.

Fennel Creek Trail & 192nd Ave Sidewalk Improvements, Phase 2 ~ Issued Notice of Completion to Pivetta Brothers Construction with Council Accepting as Complete on 1/29/14.

January 25, 2014: [Facilities and Planning staff] met with a surveyor who is going to draw up a Boundary Line Adjustment for Fennel Creek Trail right-of-way on a parcel owned by the City of Bonney Lake. [Facilties staff] assisted Public Works with closing out the Safe Routes to School project.

January 11, 2014:  [Facilities staff] working with Community Development and a surveyor on creating a boundary line adjustment for the Fennel Creek Trail on city property on 192nd Avenue East. [Facilities staff] working with Community Development and Public Works on getting a proposal for an environmental (NEPA) review for a proposed parking lot for the new Safe Routes Trail. [P]ickup up some Safe Routes to School supplies and delivered them to a local elementary school for an upcoming event. [W]orking with Public Works to help close out the Safe Routes project.

December 13, 2013: The Park Board will be making a recommendation to approve public use of the pro-posed new parking lot by the safe Routes Trail, with certain conditions.

November 23, 2013: Staff attended a public hearing on a proposed parking lot by the new Safe Routes Trail. [Staff] are reviewing public comments on the above parking lot. Gary facilitated a Park Board meeting and in particular discussed the upcoming trail design grant and associated needs for right-of-way.

November 18, 2013: The City of Bonney Lake Park Board will hold a public hearing on November 18, 2013 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, to accept testimony regarding the Fennel Creek paved parking area located in Willowbrook. View the Notice of Public Hearing for details.

November 2, 2013: Fennel Creek Trail Phase 2 ~ [Engineering staff] met with WSDOT personnel and the project passed inspection. Staff is preparing the final construction pay estimate.

October 26, 2013:  A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Fennel Creek / Safe Routes Trail will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 26th, near the Trail bridge at the storm pond entrance located near 11110 185th Ave E, in the Willowbrook Subdivision.

October 19, 2013:  Fennel Creek Trail Phase 2 ~ Pivetta Brothers Construction completed installation of the handrail along the pile supported trail. Approximately 5,360 lineal ft. of lumber was used to build the handrails. The hydro-seeding is done and the contractor will now start punch list items and preparation for the ribbon cutting ceremony on October 26.

October 12, 2013:  Staff have been receiving comments regarding a proposed parking area in the vicinity of the new Safe Routes Trail; the Park Board will discuss the issue next week and consider having a public meeting to gather input.

September 21, 2013: Pivetta Brothers Construction installed approximately 90 lineal ft. of 8 ft. wide pile supported boardwalk. The contractor needs to install 90 lineal ft. of pile supported trail to complete this phase of the construction.

September 14, 2013:  Fennel Creek Trail Phase 2 ~ Pivetta Brothers Construction installed approximately 112 lineal ft. of 8 ft. wide pile supported boardwalk. The contractor needs to install 170 lineal ft. of pile supported trail to complete this phase of the construction. Staff prepared plans to pave a small parking area near the Fennel Creek Bridge site with remaining project funds. Processed pay estimate #4 to Pivetta Brothers Construction, Inc. Financially, this project is 92% complete.

September 6, 2013: Fennel Creek Trail Phase 2 ~ Pivetta Brothers Construction installed approximately 60 lineal ft. of 8 ft. wide pile supported trail. Carpenters started to assemble cedar handrail for the bridge and pile supported trail. Completed quarterly report required for projects with Federal funding.

August 30, 2013: Staff submitted a non-motorized transportation design grant application to the Puget Sound Regional Council for a section of the Fennel Creek Trail. [Planning staff] Prepared a final draft of the PSRC Grant Application for design of the Fennel Creek Trail. Worked with [GIS] on the creation of maps need to support the PSRC Grant Application for Fennel Creek. Finalized the PSRC Grant Application for design of the Fennel Creek Trail.

Fennel Creek Trail Phase 2 ~ Pivetta Brothers Construction set four, 45 ft. long bridge beams for the Fennel Creek Bridge and started installing the bridge deck lumber. The contractor also began placing sections of the elevated boardwalk trail on the diamond piers. They have completed approximately 100 feet of elevated trail.

August 17, 2013:  Revised PSRC Grant Application for design of the Fennel Creek Trail. [Planning staff] continued discussions regarding the Fennel Creek Trail.

Fennel Creek Trail Phase 2 ~ Contractor has built approximately 400 lineal ft. of 8 ft. x 12 ft. deck sections for the elevated trail. The glu-lam beams for Fennel Creek Bridge are ready to set on the abutments. The current progress payment brings the total to date to $536,928, which is 70% of the contract bid.

August 3, 2013:  [Planning staff] Continued discussions regarding the Fennel Creek Trail and property acquisition. [GIS staff] Created a comprehensive Fennel Creek Trail map for the Mayor that includes existing, TIP, and future trail sections as well as the Safe Routes to School Trail.

Fennel Creek Trail Phase 2 ~ Contractor installed 34 pier blocks and started building deck sections for the elevated trail. Bridge materials have been delivered and the contractor is attaching 4x12 blocking to the glu-lam beams.

July 27, 2013:  Contractor finished the steep section of trail including installation of six trail benches. The next phase of construction will include the Fennel Creek Bridge and elevated trail (board walk). Processed pay estimate #2 to Pivetta Brothers Construction. Financially, this project is 40% complete.

July 20, 2013:  [Planning] Continued discussions regarding the Fennel Creek Trail and property acquisition. [GIS staff] Carefully mapping and reviewing existing and needed Fennel Creek Trail Easements for Crystal Meadows, Copperfield Estates, and Garden Meadows.

Fennel Creek Trail 2013Fennel Creek Trail construction near Victor Falls. July 2013

Fennel Creek Trail Phase 2 ~ Contractor is placing ballast rock, geotextile, wood chips, landscape steps and trail benches along the steep section of trail. The second pay estimate is done and the contract is approximately 40% complete.

July 13, 2013:  [Planning staff] Continued discussions regarding the Fennel Creek Trail and property acquisition. [GIS staff] Assisting with researching Fennel Creek Trail easements, especially for Crystal Meadows. GPS surveyed the inaugural section of the Fennel Creek Trail and the Safe Routes Trail. GPS surveyed and then calculated the square footage of area that has been hydro-seeded at the inaugural Fennel Creek Trail project site. Received engineering plans and CAD data for the Safe Routes and inaugural section of the Fennel Creek Trail. Archiving.

Fennel Creek Trail Phase 2 ~ Contractor placed ballast rock and geotextile fabric along steep trail section and set the concrete abutment for the elevated trail segment. Started placing wood fiber and steps on the steep trail section. Concrete for the vertical sections of the abutments for the Fennel Creek Bridge were poured July 9, 2013. The pier blocks and pin piles for the elevated trail section have been delivered and the contractor will start this work next week.

June 29, 2013:  Fennel Creek Trail & 192nd Ave Sidewalks - Phase 2 ~ Contractor completed paving pervious portion of trail. Fencing around school has been completed. Hydro-seeding on the lower trail is 80% complete. Grading of switchback portion of trail completed. Will began placement of steps in switchback portion of contract next week. Processed pay estimate #1 to Pivetta Construction, Inc. Financially, this project is 17% complete.

[Planning staff] Researched easements for the Fennel Creek Trail. [GIS staff] Working on a new round of edits for the Six Year Non-Motorized Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Fennel Creek Trail map.

June 15, 2013: [Planning] Continued discussions regarding the segregation of City property for the Fennel Creek Trail.

Fennel Creek Trail Phase 2 ~ Contractor placed crushed rock along 2,900 ft. of trail in preparation for paving, area cleared for elevated trail section, and slopes have been graded along the lower trail section. The asphalt paving is scheduled for next week.

June 8, 2013: [Planning staff] Continued discussions regarding the segregation of City property for the Fennel Creek Trail.

Pivetta Brothers placed geotextile fabric and ballast rock on 2,400 ft. of the lower trail section and started placing fabric and ballast rock near Victor Falls Elementary School. The construction limits at the northern end of the trail near the Crystal Meadows Plat were checked by the survey crew.

June 1, 2013:  The project designer traveled to the job site to meet with contractor and city staff to discuss design changes that will facilitate construction. The contractor stockpiled ballast rock at the staging area near the bridge crossing site and hauled away excavated soil. The irrigation system at the Victor Falls Elementary School was relocated along the proposed trail alignment and this section was excavated to subgrade elevation. Staff worked with Pivetta Brothers to get all grant/WSDOT multiple required documentation for each subcontractor prior to them working on job site.

[Planning staff] Continued discussions regarding the segregation of City property for the Fennel Creek Trail.

May 25, 2013:  Contractor began clearing and excavation along the lower section of trail near the Willow Brook subdivision. Installed a silt fence along the lower section of trail near Fennel Creek, temporary construction fence is set up along the trail easement on Victor Falls Elementary School property.

May 18, 2013:  [Planning staff] Continued discussions regarding the segregation of City property for the Fennel Creek Trail. Contractor mobilized equipment, set up temporary fence at staging area, started clearing on upper section of trail near Victor Falls Elementary School and the lower section near Willow Brook, and started installing silt fence.

May 11, 2013:  Notice to Proceed signed and the first working day is Monday, May 13. The contractor will set up a staging area on Mountainview Neighborhood Church property. Next week, Parametrix will survey the trail alignment in preparation for clearing and grading work.

May 4, 2013:  Pre-construction meeting was held and the Notice to Proceed was given to Pivetta Brothers Construction to begin work on May 13th. The survey team will be on site next week to layout the project limits and identify any discrepancies or modifications that may be required before equipment begins work.

April 27, 2013: Notice of Award has been issued to Pivetta Brothers Construction and they are working on getting their bonds and required documents in preparation for a Pre-Construction meeting that is tentatively scheduled for next week. The Notice to Proceed will be issued at that time.

April 20, 2013:  Some 30 brave souls survived poor weather to attend a ground-breaking ceremony for
the Safe Routes to School Trail [on April 13th]. Sent notice of award to Pivetta Brothers Construction. Prepared files to administer this project utilizing Federal funding.

April 13, 2013:  Prepared the agenda bill and resolution documents for the construction contract with Pivetta Brothers, Inc. The contractor’s bid proposal for this project is $771,220. We anticipate work to begin in May. Ground breaking ceremony occurred on April 13th.

 April 13,Fennel Creek Trail Groundbreaking Ceremony:
Mayor Neil Johnson has announced a groundbreaking ceremony for the Fennel Creek Trail "Safe Routes" link on Saturday, April 13th at 10am. The public is invited to attend. For more information visit www.citybonneylake.org/events#2013groundbreaking.

April 2, 2013:  Uploaded addendum to update the federal wage rate increases that occurred since last week. Trail contract bids are due April 3, 2013. Art Larson will be the project manager on this contract.

March 23, 2013:  Rejected all bids from first advertisement. New advertisement was submitted to the “Courier Herald” newspaper and Builders Exchange website on the 20th of March. Engineer’s Estimate range $817,000 to $938,000. Bids are due April 3, 2013.

March 16, 2013:  City Council rejected all bids and will readvertise this contract. Notice was submitted to the “Courier Herald” newspaper and Builders Exchange website on the March 2, 2013. Engineer’s Estimate range $817,000 to $938,000. WSDOT approved a two week bid since we already have complied with the mandatory three week bid process. Bids are due April 3, 2013. Prepared letters to all
bidders rejecting bids from the first advertisement and returned their bid bonds.

March 2, 2013:  Received 13 bids; the low bidder was Boettcher & Sons, Inc Low Bid = $772,399 six percent lower than the Engineers Estimate of $822,671. We are awaiting review and approval of the bid by WSDOT. This contract will construct a trail connecting Angeline Road with the sidewalk in Bonney Lake Manor sub-division behind Victor Falls Elementary School on 111th Street. Phase I completed construction of sidewalks on 192nd Ave, 109th Street, and 111th Street.

February 23, 2013:  Advertisement for bids continue with currently 20 general contractors on Builders Exchange Plan holder’s list. Engineer’s Estimate range $817,000 to $938,000. Bids are due February 27, 2013.

February 16, 2013:  Advertisement for bids continue with currently 16 general contractors on Builders Exchange Plan holder’s list. Engineer’s Estimate range is $817,000 to $938,000. Staff is preparing addendum to address recent amendment changes as well as providing the most current federal wage rates. Bids are due February 27, 2013.

February 9, 2013:  Phase 2 -- Advertisement for bids was submitted to the “Courier Herald” newspaper and Builders Exchange website on the 6th of February. Engineer’s Estimate range $817,000 to $938,000. Bids are due February 27, 2013.

February 2, 2013:  Submitted advertisement with a three week bidding period starting on February 6th. Bids will be opened on February 27th.

January 26, 2013:  Received official notification of Funding Package Approval. Advertisement planned in late February.

January 12, 2013:  Addressed specification changes based on DBE percentages.

December 22, 2012:  Gary is working with a surveyor to develop language for a trail easement for the Fennel Creek Trail on the city-owned parcel across the street from Target. Waiting funding package approval from WSDOT, construction advertisement will follow.

December 15, 2012:  City received ROW Certification approval, now awaiting funding package approval from WSDOT, advertisement will follow.

December 8, 2012: Contract documents are for advertisement. City is awaiting funding package approval from WSDOT that is expected by the end of this month.

December 1, 2012: City Engineer is in contact with WSDOT about certification of the ROW document.

November 17, 2012: City Engineer met with Design team to pass on the final review comments from WSDOT for the plans and specifications.

November 10, 2012: Staff met with WSDOT to review status and give final review of the plans and specifications. Several changes were noted in the specifications. Staff is setting up a meeting with the design team to go through each correction. We are hopeful for project advertisement in December…..of this year.

November 3, 2012: Right of Way Certification is still under final approval, we expect to receive approval by next week. Project Funding Package Approval will begin at that time and will take from two to four weeks to complete. Once the Funding Package has been approved, the construction contract can go out for advertisement.

October 6, 2012: Notified design team to put final PS&E package together for WSDOT approval and advertisement.

August 11, 2012: Received the Pierce County permit to work on the elevated trail within their jurisdiction. City’s real-estate team is working with Church property to finalize agreement and process ROW certificate to WSDOT for approval

July 21, 2012:  [Public Works] Staff met with WSDOT environmental staff on site; as a result the amendment documentation approval is imminent. Working with Sumner School District for some final paperwork on their behalf.

July 14, 2012:  Design team submitted the amended NEPA documents to WSDOT for review. Anticipating a three week turn around for approvals. 

June 30, 2012:  Staff working with Pierce County for construction permits.

June 23, 2012:  Staff provided pictures of lay down and easement areas for the NEPA report being prepared by (Parametrix).

June 16, 2012:  Submitted two USDA Community Forestry and Open Space Grant Program applications to the US Forest Service; if awarded, funds would be used to acquire forested area along Fennel Creek and/or the WSU Forest. Pierce County approved a building permit for the portion of the Safe Routes Trail that will go outside the city limits. The Daily Diary required by the Federal grant for the Safe Routes construction staging area has been updated. The review appraisal for the Church property has been presented to the property owners for acceptance. 

June 2, 2012:  Appraisal fee for the contractors lay down area has been completed and is under review by WSDOT. Submitted Plans to Pierce County to request permits.

May 26, 2012:  [Staff are working] through various administrative (Federal grant) tasks that need to be done to enable bidding of the Safe Routes trail. Appraisal fee for the contractors lay down area has been completed and is under review by WSDOT. Pierce County plans request submitted for permits.

May 19, 2012:  Pierce County requested stamped plans and design calculations for the elevated trail, design team putting request together. Gary Leaf contacted a property owner along Fennel Creek to discuss City acquisition of trail right-of-way along Fennel Creek.

May 5, 2012:  ROW consultant is working on the appraisal for the Church property to address the temporary construction easement that will be used by the future contractor as a staging area. Design team was given the go ahead to update plans based on the 2012 WSDOT specifications.

April 28, 2012:  Staff resubmitted the revisions to the right of way plan and resubmitted the NEPA document to address the staging area for the temporary construction easement for contractor access.

April 21, 2012:  Staff resubmitted the revisions to the right of way plan and resubmitted the NEPA document to address the staging area for the temporary construction easement for contractor access.

April 14, 2012:  Staff is coordinating contracts and work for the additional efforts required to secure the temporary construction easement for contractor access.

April 7, 2012:  Staff is working on an additional temporary construction easement for contractor access.

March 31, 2012:  Approved cost estimate to update the NEPA and Cultural Resource documents for
WSDOT approval. City staff working with Sumner School District to reword documents for WSDOT approvals.

March 24, 2012:  Applied for building permit from Pierce County as well as the building permit from the COBL for the bridge and elevated portion of the trail. Submitted changes to the ROW plan to WSDOT for approval. Currently the team is working on the updates to the Cultural Resources and the NEPA documents.

March 17, 2012:  Engineering Staff met with WSDOT for final plan review and were informed of several issues that still need to be resolved before project advertisement. Staff is currently working on those items.

March 10, 2012:  Right of Way plans submitted to WSDOT for approval. Set up meeting with WSDOT for final plan review. 

March 4, 2012:  WSDOT reviewed the ROW plan submittal and required changes before acceptance.

February 25, 2012:  WSDOT informed the City that the STIP Amendment passed today. The funding package will be processed for approval with final approval expected by mid- March.

February 11, 2012:  Submitted the last elements for the funding package approval with WSDOT, right of way approval still pending.

January 28, 2012:  Processing final paperwork for the construction funding package approval with WSDOT.

December 31, 2011:  [Facilities & Special Projects Manager] met with the Crystal Meadows HOA Board to discuss the possibility of the City acquiring a 350’ strip along Fennel Creek for the future Fennel Creek Trail. Survey work completed for Park and Public Works Operations & Maintenance staff to construct.

November 19, 2011:  Sumner School District is ready to process the land transfer agreement to the city at their next board meeting.

November 5, 2011:  Final WSDOT review comments passed on to the design team.

October 29, 2011: [Facilities & Special Projects Manager Leaf] Gary spoke to the Crystal Meadows HOA about possibly purchasing some trail right-of-way for the Fennel Creek Trail.

October 1, 2011: [Facilities & Special Projects Manager Leaf] is working on a proposal for the Crystal Meadows HOA to consider exchanging some right-of-way for the Fennel Creek Trail for park facilities in the future.





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