Contract for Jaycee Park improvements on Nov. 5 commission agenda

During Tuesday’s meeting, City Commissioners will consider awarding a $238,262 contract to United Materials for improvements in Jaycee Park.

The project will improve the park with a new basketball court, pickleball courts, pavilion and ADA compliant handicap ramps and sidewalk.

With savings on park district projects, staff working to complete additional projects this year

The improvements were identified as needs in the 2016 Park and Recreation Master Plan. City engineering staff designed the project and will perform construction inspection and contract administration, according to the staff report. The project is being funded with park maintenance district funds.

Park district projects continuing, some completed this year

There are two existing tennis courts at the southwest corner of Jaycee Park that are in poor condition and unusable, according to Park and Rec staff. They’ll be repurposed into six pickleball courts by overlaying the existing courts with 2 inches of asphalt along with the installation of posts, nets and fence for the six courts.

Feasibility study to replace Natatorium in the works; demolition planned by end of year

The existing basketball court is also in poor condition and will be reconstructed, according to Park and Rec staff, to a high school sized regulation court with two hoops.

A 20-foot by 24-foot pavilion will be installed adjacent to the west side of the existing playground. An ADA sidewalk will connect the pickleball courts to existing parking areas and connect the basketball court and pavilion to on-street parking. Disturbed grass areas will be restored by hydraulic seeding, according to Park and Rec.

Two bids were received and opened on Oct. 23.

The base bids ranged from $238,262 to $252,046.

United Materials provided the low bid, according to the staff report.

Four additive bid items including were also bid on with the cumulative bids ranging from $38,589 to $43,823. The four additive bid items included 216 feet of four-foot high fence; acrylic resurfacing, color coating and striping the basketball court; pickleball windscreen; additional sod restoration, cleanup and miscellaneous.

Those items are are not being awarded due to budget shortfall, according to city staff.