Freshet update for City of Grand Forks, Morning of June 4th.

Currently City officials are monitoring the flooding situation in the City for any potential impacts as the water is rising.
The City and RDKB continue to track all of the river flows, forecasts, and weather, and are in contact with Emergency Management BC and the BC River Forecast Centre. Forecasts show river levels continuing to rise through the afternoon to evening before settling down.
The City has protective measures in place around our new flood protection infrastructure under construction. Crews are out dealing with any local flooding impacts around roads and drainage. If you see an issue, please call 250-442-8266 for the City’s after hours call out.
Please stay well away from all river banks as ground may be saturated and unstable and may continue to be hazardous even after the water recedes.
For further regional information and all evacuation alerts and updates, please see https://emergency.rdkb.com. In the event of an immediate emergency, please call 911.

FM2022-11-EOI – North Ruckle Salvage

City of Grand Forks Request for Expressions of Interest
Flood Mitigation Program
FM2022-11-EOI : Salvage of Materials from North Ruckle Homes
Date of issue – March 14, 2022

Overview

The City of Grand Forks is seeking Expressions of Interest from individuals and/or
organizations (the proponents) that are interested in salvaging materials from homes located in
the neighbourhood of North Ruckle. The City of Grand Forks has approximately 30 homes that
will be made open for salvage opportunities. There are various materials that will be available,
such as windows, doors, cabinetry, lighting, bathroom fixtures etc.

An application form (Schedule A) is available through BC Bid, the City of Grand Forks main
office and on the City of Grand Forks website. Proponents are solely responsible for ensuring
any addenda are downloaded, reviewed, and included in their application form. Questions
regarding this EOI can be directed to Kenton McNutt, Coordinator of Salvage, Sales, Moving
and Sales at North Ruckle at 250-666-0106 or via email at: salvage@grandforks.ca.

Proponents must refer to the Expression of Interest Documents for the terms governing the
application process. Applications shall be prepared and submitted at the sole expense of the
proponent and without cost to the Corporation of the City of Grand Forks. All proposals received
by the City of Grand Forks Corporate Officer become the property of the Corporation of the City
of Grand Forks and as such are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy
Act.

Applications may be submitted starting on Monday, March 14, 2022. At this time, electronic and
in-person submissions are being accepted.

Please review the full EOI document : 2022-03-14-FM2022-11-EOI-NorthRuckleSalvage

The application form: 2022-03-14-FM2022-11-EOI-ScheduleA

RFP – Abatement of Hazardous Materials

Flood Mitigation Program
RFP# FM2022-03-RFP
Date of issue – Jan 18, 2022

The City of Grand Forks invites Proposals to complete the pre-demolition abatement of hazardous materials at the City owned property at 7117 Riverside Drive to allow the City to construct flood protection systems in the area. All information required by the proponent is their responsibility to obtain.

The Request for Proposal documents are available through BC Bid and on the City website. Proponents are solely responsible for ensuring any addenda are downloaded, reviewed, and included in their Proposal. Questions regarding specifications can be directed to Ben Stevens, Project Manager, Flood Mitigation Program, by email at bstevens@grandforks.ca or by telephone at 250-442-8266. Do not send Proposals to this email address.

Proponents must refer to the RFP Documents for the terms governing the Proposal process. Proposals shall be prepared and submitted at the sole expense of the Proponent and without cost to the Corporation of the City of Grand Forks. All Proposals received by the City of Grand Forks Corporate Officer become the property of the Corporation of the City of Grand Forks and as such are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Proposals may be submitted until 2:00:00 p.m. (local time), Monday, January 24th, to corporate@grandforks.ca. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.

Full details can be found in 20220118_Abatement_RFP_FM2022-03-RFP

Appendix 1 : Pre-demolition Hazardous Materials Assessment

RFP – Demolition of City-owned House – 7186 Riverside Drive

Flood Mitigation Program
RFP# FM2022-02-RFP
Date of issue – Jan 18, 2022

The City of Grand Forks invites Proposals to complete the demolition of the City owned house at 7186 Riverside Drive to allow the City to construct flood protection systems in the area. All information required by the proponent is their responsibility to obtain.

The Request for Proposal documents are available through BC Bid and on the City website. Proponents are solely responsible for ensuring any addenda are downloaded, reviewed, and included in their Proposal. Questions regarding specifications can be directed to Ben Stevens, Project Manager, Flood Mitigation Program, by email at bstevens@grandforks.ca or by telephone at 250-442-8266. Do not send Proposals to this email address.

Proponents must refer to the RFP Documents for the terms governing the Proposal process. Proposals shall be prepared and submitted at the sole expense of the Proponent and without cost to the Corporation of the City of Grand Forks. All Proposals received by the City of Grand Forks Corporate Officer become the property of the Corporation of the City of Grand Forks and as such are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Proposals may be submitted until 2:00:00 p.m. (local time), Monday, January 24th, to corporate@grandforks.ca. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.

Full details are available in the RFP specification document

Appendix 1 : Pre-Demolition Hazardous Materials Assessment

North Ruckle Charrette

The City of Grand Forks is developing a floodplain restoration and wetland design for North Ruckle as part of the Flood Mitigation Program. Part of that project is a multi-disciplinary design session known as a “charrette”, to be held Monday December 6 to Wednesday December 8, 2021. This design session is to work out the overall conceptual design, develop the plans for how the community will use the site when it isn’t flooding, and connect the dots between the riparian and wetland restoration areas and the potential community amenities such as trails or other park uses. Restoration and park development would then be initiated in 2022-2023 after dike construction is complete.

 

The first of two main opportunities for public participation during the charrette is on December 6th from 6:30-9:30. This evening event is intended as a more focused ‘workshop’ event for those who would like to contribute to the design ideas. Please note that registration is limited for the Community Workshop, so please RSVP early to reserve your space.

 

On December 8th from 6:30-8:30 p.m., we invite the broader community to learn about the draft ideas and provide feedback before the design is brought forward to Council. This is an event that has less of a technical focus, and includes a presentation and question and answer period for community members to learn more about the project.

 

In addition to these two opportunities, there will also be a walking tour open to the public by registration, on Friday, December 3 at 1:00 p.m.

 

All of the public presentations will be held on zoom and recorded, and there is also the opportunity for in-person participation for a limited number according to covid safety plans.

 

Share your thoughts on the future design of North Ruckle: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/22N6TVP

 

To register, please reply to this email or contact ocp@grandforks.ca by Thursday, December 2nd

NR Advertising Poster

 

Frequently Asked Questions

The City will be hosting a second Flood Mitigation Program open house a=in City Park tomorrow, Tuesday, August 24, at 9:00 am. We’ve prepared a list of frequently asked questions from last Thursday’s open house.

Q: What is the width of the dike, both the top width and base

  • Dikes will be 4m across the top in almost all locations. Depending on how low-lying the ground is, the footprint of the dikes will be 10-15m across. (30-45 ft)
  • For example, a dike where the Flood Construction Level is 2m above ground would be 12m across the base (dike top of 4m + 2:1 slope x height). A dike on higher ground, with Flood Construction Level is only 1m above the ground, would be 8 m wide at the base (2m per side plus the 4 m top)

Q: What material will the dike be made out of

  • Earth berm dikes are a mixture of sand, gravel, silt and clay according to engineered specifications. Layers or courses of these materials are laid down and compacted. If it is next to the river, the dike will have large rocks (rip-rap) and geotextile fabric to prevent erosion from the river.
  • Some areas do not have room for earth berm dikes, so engineers have specified reinforced concrete or sheet pile flood walls.  Concrete walls are specially engineered with deep, wide footings. Sheet pile walls are long sections of interlocking steel sheets that are driven by hydraulic pounding or vibration, then capped with concrete.

Q: When will these dikes begin construction.

  • Depending on permitting, dike construction and other flood protection works such as stormwater mains will begin this winter.