South Tahoe hires inspectors |

South Tahoe hires inspectors

The South Tahoe Redevelopment Agency has entered into a contract with Linhart Peterson Powers Associates to conduct building inspections on the Grand Summit Resort Hotel, part of the Park Avenue Redevelopment Project, once construction begins.

“One of the positive things with a contractor is it will be very flexible, ” said Public Services Director Teri Jamin.

The Redevelopment Agency will pay Linhart Associates $65 an hour per inspector for the work it will perform, which will include inspecting the physical structure, plumbing and heating systems. It will also pay $20 a day for mileage.

The project will alternate between full-time and part-time work and will be conducted as needed throughout construction, which is expected to start this building season but continue into the next, Jamin said.

The contract will be reviewed after six months and if the city continues with Linhart Associates’ services, it will continue to review the contract on an annual basis.

The Redevelopment Agency has estimated that the work could cost up to $140,000 for the inspections, although it does not anticipate the work to cost that much.

“It is a ballpark worst case scenario,” Jamin said.

Linhart Associates will work in conjunction with city building staff to whom it will report.

“Of all the people that did apply, they were the most suitable to do this work for this type of project,” said city building official Lars Sterner.

Linhart Associates was chosen because of their extensive experience in similar projects including The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Resort, which includes a five-story, 23,000-square-foot facility including ancillary meeting areas, recreation facilities and a 90,000 square foot three level parking garage.

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