IVGID's Engineering Division within the Department of Public Works is working on several major Capital Improvement Projects (CIP), including:

Projects in Design:

Mountain Golf Cart Path Replacement
A carryforward 2020 Capital Improvement Project to reconstruct the cart paths at Mountain Golf Course. Lumos and Associates, Inc. has been hired to complete a pathway evaluation, structural bridge evaluation, a geotechnical investigation, and prepare a Design Memorandum with recommendations and preliminary cost estimates. The findings and a final design contract will be presented to the Board of Trustees at the March 10, 2021 Board Meeting. If awarded, the first phase of pathway reconstruction would be scheduled to occur in September and October 2021. Complete impacts to golf operations are unknown at this time.

Recreation Center Upstairs Lobby Restroom Remodel
A 2021 Capital Improvement Project to remodel the upstairs men's and women's restrooms at the Rec Center. Proposed improvements will include new tile, fixtures and partitions, as well as minor modifications to comply with current ADA building codes. Ward-Young Architecture has been hired to completed the design and permitting. Construction drawings have been submitted to Washoe County for a building permit. The project is scheduled to be publically bid in March 2021 and constructed in Spring 2021.

Recreation Center Locker Room Improvements
A 2021 Capital Improvement Project to remodel the downstairs men's and women's locker rooms at the Rec Center. Proposed improvements will include new tile, fixtures, partitions and lockers, as well as minor modifications to comply with current ADA building codes. Ward-Young Architecture has been hired to complete the design and permitting. Construction drawings have been submitted to Washoe County for a building permit. The project is scheduled to be publically bid in Spring 2021 and constructed in Summer/Fall 2021.

Ski Way and Diamond Peak Parking Lot Reconstruction
A 2021 Capital Improvement Project to reconstruct Ski Way and the Diamond Peak Parking Lot. At the October 14, 2020 Board Meeting, Staff provided a project update. Trustees discussed the project and asked Staff to reach out to Tyrolian Village, Washoe County, and Diamond Peak Ski Education Foundation to help inform the project. Findings and information on alternative construction methods will be presented at a future Board Meeting.

Burnt Cedar Swimming Pool Improvements
A 2021 Capital Improvement and Board of Trustees Priority Project, this project will reconstruct the two (2) existing pools (full size and toddler) at Burnt Cedar Beach. A design consultant has been selected and worked with IVGID Staff and a community group to develop a preferred conceptual design and, on August 12, 2020, the Board of Trustees unanimously selected a preferred option. Final design is nearly complete and construction drawings have been submitted to Washoe County and TRPA for the required permits. The Project is tentatively scheduled to begin construction in May 2021. Construction will require complete closure of the pool and pool deck for the entire 2021 season.

Slott Peak Court - Water Main Replacement
A 2022 Capital Improvement Project, this project includes replacing aging steel water main in Slott Peak Court and miscellaneous water system improvements. IVGID Engineering staff is completing the design and is on schedule to bid in spring 2021, with construction in summer/fall 2021.

Water Reservoir Coatings and Site Improvements
A 2021 Capital Improvement Project, this project coats the exterior of IVGID reservoirs R2-1 and R6C-1. The existing tanks are beginning to show their age, with rust from exposure to the elements. IVGID Engineering staff prepared bid documents and solicited proposals from three (3) contractors for the project. Three (3) bids were received on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. 2021 Capital Improvement Project budget, $85,000.

The bids received were:

  • Resource Development - $85,000
  • Olympus Painting - $59,440
  • Paso Robles Tank - $134,000

The Board of Trustees authorized a construction contract with Olympus Painting at the February 10th Board Meeting. Construction is anticipated to start this spring, as soon as snow and temperatures allow.

Replace & Reline Sewer Mains, Manholes and Appurtenances
A 2021 Capital Improvement Project for the replacement and rehabilitation of sewer mains, manholes and appurtenances. The project adds a new manhole where an existing back lot sewer main ties into the existing sewer main in Tanager Street. The existing wye connection has been problematic for many years and requires regular maintenance from IVGID’s pipeline crews.  IVGID Engineering staff prepared bid documents and solicited proposals from three (3) local contractors for the project. RaPiD Construction was the low bidder, at $17,710. Construction is anticipated to begin in early May 2021.

Risk and Resilience Assessments and Emergency Response Plan
The America's Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) requires preparation of Risk and Resilience Assessments (RRA) and emergency response plans (ERPs). Farr West Engineering’s contract to complete this work was authorized at the December 9, 2020 Board Meeting. IVGID staff and Farr West participated in a RRA workshop, and work is scheduled to be complete in June 2021.

Utilities Management Review and Asset Assessment
The Utilities Management Review and Asset Assessment includes evaluation of IVGID Public Works' organizational structure and staffing, review of operational efficiency, and review of financial and capital investment. At the January 13, 2021 Board Meeting, Trustees authorized a professional services contract with Raftelis, who has started reviewing requested documentation and conducting virtual interviews with select staff and Trustees. Raftelis is scheduled to be on site at the end of March to tour facilities and conduct additional interviews.

Projects Under Construction

WRRF Aeration System Improvements
The aeration process of wastewater treatment supplies oxygen to facilitate the biological activity that converts raw sewage into treated wastewater effluent. The plant has six 200,000-gallon aeration basins, with two jet aeration clusters per basin supplied by computer controlled multistage centrifugal aeration blowers. This project funds the design and replacement of the aeration equipment. The Board awarded the work to KG Walters on December 11, 2019. Work is complete, Notice of Completion has been recorded, and Contractor has been paid in full.

K. G. Walters Construction Contract Status:

Original

Contract Amount

Change Orders

Current Total Contract Amount

Total Payments for Work Completed to Date

Current Balance to Completion (including retainage)

$1,508,500

$53,233

$1,561,733

$1,561,733

$0

Tennis Center Renovation
This project includes remodeling the pro-shop and restrooms, enclosing the existing kitchenette area (photo), expanding and enhancing the deck area, and making improvements to the general layout to make the venue more welcoming. The construction contract was awarded to Daniel Fraiman Construction at the June 10, 2020 Board of Trustees meeting. Construction has commenced and is expected to be substantially complete by April 1, 2021.

Daniel Fraiman Construction Contract Status:

Original

Contract Amount

Change Orders

Current Total Contract Amount

Total Payments for Work Completed to Date

Current Balance to Completion (including retainage)

$709,000

$36,362

$745,362

$582,933

$162,428

Championship Course Maintenance Building Drainage & Washpad Improvements
A 2020 Capital Improvement Project, this project will improve surface and sub-surface drainage, construct a modern wash pad facility (photo), and spot-treat pavement failures at the Championship Golf Maintenance Building, adjacent to the chipping green. This project addresses health and safety issues and will prevent future water damage to this facility. A local engineering consultant completed the design, and the construction contract was awarded to Cruz Construction at the June 23, 2020 Board of Trustees meeting. Construction is currently on hold for the winter months. Wash pad will be commissioned this spring.

Cruz Construction Contract Status:

Original

Contract Amount

Change Orders

Current Total Contract Amount

Total Payments for Work Completed to Date

Current Balance to Completion (including retainage)

$425,433

$66,517

$491,950

$464,977

$26,973

Building Upgrades, Water Resource Recovery Facility
A 2021 Capital Improvement Project, this project replaces the existing non-operable sliding gate at the Water Resource Recovery Facility with a new electronic vertical pivot security gate. The vertical pivot gate will operate in all weather conditions. Installation of the gate is required in order for the District to be in compliance with AWIA 2018 safety and security protocols for water and sewer infrastructure. IVGID Engineering staff prepared bid documents and solicited proposals from six (6) local gate contractors for the project. The construction project was awarded to Sierra Gate & Control. Anticipated completion of construction end of March 2021, weather permitted.

Effluent Pipeline Project – 2524SS2010
District Staff provided a detailed Effluent Export Project update to the Board of Trustees on January 29, 2020. The immediate priority is to replace all of the remaining Segment 3 pipeline (12,385 linear feet) and to make immediate repairs to the Segment 2 pipeline (17,314 linear feet) to extend its life and mitigate a potential future leak site. At the January 28, 2021 Board of Trustees Meeting, Trustees approved a Construction Manager-At-Risk (CMAR) pre-construction contract to Granite Construction., whose first tasks are to review background material, prepare a Findings Memorandum, and participate in selection of a Design Engineer.

Effluent Pond Lining Project – 2599SS2010 (this is a new capital project #)
A component of the Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF) operation is a 2.4-million-gallon effluent storage basin located adjacent to the wastewater resource recovery facility (Plant). The WRRF Effluent Storage Alternative Analysis Memorandum, September 2018, recommends a reinforced concrete, or the combination of concrete and shotcrete, lining that provides the best long term value, maximizes storage volume, and has low maintenance to keep in service. At the January 28, 2021 Board of Trustees Meeting, Trustees approved a Construction Manager-At-Risk (CMAR) pre-construction contract to Granite Construction. Granite Construction’s first tasks are to review background material, prepare a Findings Memorandum, and participate in selection of a Design Engineer.