CONSIDER expenditure of BUDGETED Funds for Sleepy Hollow Steelhead Rearing Facility Stand-by Generator Maintenance SERVICE with Quinn POWER Systems FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007-08


Meeting Date:

July 16, 2007





David A. Berger,

General Manager


Aquatic Resources/Fisheries



Line Item No.:

2-3-1 E




Prepared By:

Kevan Urquhart/

Cost Estimate:



Beverly Chaney




General Counsel Approval:N/A

Committee Recommendation:The Administrative Committee reviewed this item on July, 10, 2007 and recommended approval.

CEQA Compliance:N/A


SUMMARY: There are two, emergency, stand-by generators at the Districtís Sleepy Hollow Steelhead Rearing Facility (Facility) that require periodic and pre-season preventive maintenance services each year.This maintenance occurs once before each operating season begins and every six months during the operating season.These units provide the power necessary to run the water and air pumps, cooling tower fans, blowers, and the computer system at the Facility in case of a Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) power outage.For the past eight years, the District has employed Quinn Power Systems (Quinn) of Salinas to provide the required periodic and preventive maintenance for a 75 kilowatt (kW) Generac generator, and a 250 kW Caterpillar generator, to keep the generators in proper working condition.A summary of estimated services to be performed in FY 2007-08 is attached as Exhibit 4-A.


RECOMMENDATION: Authorize the General Manager to expend budgeted funds to pay Quinn for the periodic and preventive maintenance services to be performed at the Facility during FY 2007Ė08 (Exhibit 4-A), for a total amount not to exceed $6,000.†††


IMPACT TO STAFF/RESOURCES:The District has contracted with Quinn to service the two emergency standby generators at the Districtís Sleepy Hollow Steelhead Rearing Facility for the past eight years.For FY 2007-08, $6,000 was budgeted for generator maintenance service (Project Expenditures, Program 2-3-1 E).



4-A††††† Summary Estimate of Services to be Performed by Quinn Power Systems in FY 07/08