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Seal Beach City Council to Vote on Sand Barrier Contractor

Officials are scheduled Monday to select a firm to handle the construction and removal of the east beach sand berm, the barrier that helps protect beachfront homes from waves and washouts.

A $370,000 construction contract to build a sand barrier from the Seal Beach pier to the Navy base will be up for a vote at City Hall Monday.

Every year, the city contracts out the construction of the barrier -- called a sand berm -- to help protect beachfront homes from powerful waves and washouts during storms.  

At their 7 p.m. meeting Sept. 10, the City Council will decide whether to award the three-year $370,366 contract to Post Earthworks Constructors Inc.  

Under the contract, the firm would handle the annual construction of the berm, as well as its annual removal.

According to the staff report, the company has worked on the City’s “berm construction project for the past three years with great results.”

A report to the city recommends that the annual sand berm be about 40 feet wide, run the length of east beach from the pier to the Navy base and stand 22 feet above the height of the average lower low tide for the area.

If approved, the contract would also authorize the city manager to make contract changes up to $37,000.

The vote is part of the Council’s consent calendar and is scheduled to be approved without discussion unless a member of the public or a councilmember pulls the item for discussion.

The meeting takes place in Council Chambers at 211 Eighth Street.

To read the full agenda, click here.

Other business

  • The council is scheduled to decide whether to extend their animal control services contract with the city of Long Beach.
  • The city’s Marine Safety Department is scheduled to honor the Unit Guard of the Year, The Tower Guard of the Year and the Jr. Lifeguard Instructor of Year.

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