APPROVED CONTINGENT ON PASSAGE OF BUDGET WITHOUT VETOES:
STAFF ANALYSIS ITEM – 15
Department of Mental Health
Metropolitan State Hospital, Norwalk,
Construct New Kitchen and Remodel Satellite Serving Kitchens
The requested action will provide approval of preliminary plans. Scope Description
This project is within scope. This project will construct a new single story central kitchen facility and will renovate six existing satellite kitchens and dining facilities. The new kitchen includes overhead fire sprinkler system, new kitchen equipment, cook/chill system, high capacity food storage racks, large freezers, 48 inches high receiving dock with four overhead coiling doors, and a new 300 kilovolt emergency generator. Satellite kitchen improvements includes; new kitchen equipment, seamless epoxy floors, ceramic tile walls, and finishes and equipment.
Funding and Cost Verification This project is within cost. Chapter 157, Statutes of 2003, Item 4440-301-0660 (2) appropriated $18,726,000 for the total estimated project costs of both the central kitchen facility and the satellite kitchens and dining facilities. As lease revenue bond financing was deemed inappropriate for the satellite kitchens renovation component of the project, a decision was made to replace the satellite kitchens component with General Fund rather than lease revenue bonds. As a result, Chapter 208, Statutes of 2004, Item 4440-301-0001 (1) appropriated $259,000 for working drawings for the satellite kitchens and Item 4440-496 (1) reverted $3,873,000 in lease revenue bonds that were previously allocated for the satellite kitchen component.
For the satellite kitchens component, the 2005 Budget Act, Chapter XXX, Statutes of 2005, Item 4440 491 (1) reappropriates the $259,000 General Fund for working drawings and Item 4440 301 0001 (1) appropriates $5,282,000 General Fund for the construction phase of the satellite kitchens. For the main kitchen component, the 2005 Budget Act
Item 4440 496 (2, 2) reverts $14,021,000 in lease revenue bonds allocated for working drawings and construction and Item 4440-301-0660 (1) appropriates $18,030,000 for working drawings and construction, thereby bringing total project authority provided through budget acts to $24,403,000. In addition, the PWB approved an $80,000 augmentation for preliminary plans as a delegated item in October 2004, thereby bringing cumulative project authority to $24,483,000.
project costs to be allocated: working drawings $1,145,000 ($259,000 satellite kitchens, and $886,000 main kitchens) and construction $22,426,000 [$5,282,000 satellite kitchens ($4,320,000 contract, $302,000 contingency, $319,000 A&E and $341,000 other) and $17,144,000 main kitchen ($13,859,000 contract, $693,000 contingency, $759,000 A&E, $697,000 Agency Retained and $1,136,000 other)]
A Notice of Exemption was filed with the State Clearinghouse on November 24, 2004. The comments period expired on January 2, 2005. The project qualified for Categorical Exemption, Class 1, Section 15301.
The project schedule is as follows:
Approve preliminary plans: July 2005