Grant funds considered for bath house improvements at water park

Work is getting started on projects included in the city’s first park maintenance district.

During Wednesday’s City Commission meeting, the contracts list includes a $28,415 professional services agreement with Nelson Architects for design, bidding and inspection for the restoration and remodel improvements at the Electric City Water Park bathhouse, including ADA accessibility.

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The agreement is being funded with Community Development Block Grant dollars, according to the city, keeping more park district revenue available for construction.

[READ: Park District information]

Steve Herrig, Park and Recreation director, said the design phase will help the city firm up cost estimates for the project, which staff put in the ball park of $300,000 in their informational presentations and budget estimates leading up to the May 8 park district vote.

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Herrig said that if everything goes as planned, the work on the bath house will be completed by the time the water park opens next May. If there are any delays, the work will have to be done in the fall after the water park closes since the majority of the work will require the facility to be empty, Herrig said.