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City Council/Medford Urban Renewal Joint Study Session

Thursday, March 21, 2013

 Medford City Council and Medford Urban
Renewal Agency Joint Study Session
March 21, 2013
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 pm. in the Medford Room, City Hall, 411 W. 8th Street, Medford with the following members present.
Mayor and Boardmember Gary Wheeler; Council and Boardmembers Dick Gordon, Karen Blair, Daniel Bunn, Eli Matthews, John Michaels, Al Densmore, Chris Corcoran and Bob Strosser.
1.  Middleford Parking Structure Ramp:  Chris Reising, Building Safety Manager addressed the members and provided an overview of the construction of the parking facility.  He spoke to the ramp construction with post tensioned concrete.  He noted that during the renovation of the facility, the contractors uncovered some areas where it appears that moisture has gotten into the concrete which has weakened the stability of the concrete.  He noted that there are several areas on the slab that indicate that they may have issues.  There are a total of sixteen tendons on the deck. 
The protocol is to expose the most significant issue area and the end of the tendon to see if it is still tight and if water damage is apparent.   If the area is deemed undamaged, the area will be patched up.  If that the first area is not an issue, the contractor would check one more site and if that area was not affected, no further investigative work would be done.  However, if the first two areas are reveled to be damaged, then the contractor would continue to check each of the remaining tendons.  Cost for the initial work is estimated at $156,300.  If the all tendons are determined to need repairs, the total estimate would be $424,264.
Mr. Reising noted that the ramp repair portion will be removed from the renovation project and will be let as a separate contract.  He noted that this could then lower the cost down of the work. Randal Beard of Walker Restorations addressed the members and spoke to the timing requirements for the investigation and repair work.
Councilmembers discussed the repair methods and expressed concerns regarding the original contracted work in the building of the structure.  Staff was directed to proceed with the initial investigative work.
The meeting adjourned at 6:53 p.m.
Glenda Wilson
City Recorder

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