The Washington Park Board will get a chance to review bids for a pavilion at the All-Abilities Playground.
Along with a bid review, the board will review an All-Abilities change order, lights at McLaughlin Field and an Eagle Scout project request at Thursday’s meeting. Because the Chamber of Commerce Mixer is scheduled at 6 p.m., the normal time, the board’s meeting time has been moved up to 5:15 p.m.
The meeting will take place at city hall.
Bids for the pavilion were due in late May. Based on a conversation earlier this year, the park board requested to review the bids before they are presented to the council.
Parks and Recreation Director Darren Dunkle said the city received eight bids for the project. The lowest bid came from Recreation Brands Group at $11,300.
The bid is just for the material. City staff will be assembling the pavilion.
Also, the board will review two change order requests on the project from KJ Unnerstall Construction Company. During the course of building the playground, KJ Unnerstall added an additional gate, steps and other minor changes that weren’t in the original contract.
The changes will cost the city an additional $6,684.50. Dunkle said the city has $7,332 in contingency funds to make the changes.
The board also will discuss replacing the light poles at McLaughlin Field.
The original plan was to replace the poles and use the old lighting system, however, that may no longer be feasible. The board will attempt to address the lighting issue by discussing a whole new plan with new lights and fewer poles.
An Eagle Scout applicant also will make a request at the meeting. Drake Raftery is seeking permission to landscape the large pavilion by the pool. The plan calls for mulch and flowers added to the area.