2008 Annual Park Improvement Projects

In Fiscal Year 2008, $85,000 was budgeted in the Capital Improvement Program for major park maintenance and small renovation projects. Projects are proposed annually by the Parks and Recreation Department and submitted for approval through the City Council. Any unused fund balance is reserved for potential grant matches or other unanticipated projects that may require mid-year funding. The projects below were chosen as 2008 annual park improvement projects.


Hickman High School Tennis Court Fence Replacement

Funding Fiscal Year: 2008
Project Number: C00371
Project Budget: $19,400
Funding Source: Annual Parks – Park Sales Tax
Year Completed: 2008

Council Items
Plans
Agreement
Project Description 
: Replace the 30-year-old tennis court fencing on the north and south sides of the tennis courts at Hickman High School as a joint City/school project. The City will purchase the fence materials and have it installed by a contractor no later than March 3, 2008. The school district will be responsible for the removal of the existing fence and all future maintenance responsibilities of the complex. As part of this co-op agreement, the Hickman Tennis Courts will become available for public use. The gates will be unlocked during non-school hours, making the courts open for the public and available for programming by the Parks and Recreation Department.
Project Status: Contractor replaced 355′ of fencing and two gates. Project completed.

Major Vendors

Vendor
Item
Purchase Order#
Contract Amount
Anchor Fence Complany Fence Replacement 081638 $18,900

 

Photo of tennis court fence scheduled for replacement
Photo of tennis court fence after replacement

Capital Improvement Program

Hickman High School


Grindstone Nature Area Shelter Replacement

Funding Fiscal Year: 2008
Project Number: C00370
Project Budget: $23,000
Funding Source: Annual Parks – Park Sales Tax
Year Completed: 2008

Council Items
Project Description: Replace the existing shelter at Grindstone Nature Area with a pre-fab steel shelter. Park staff to remove the old wooden shelter; contract labor to install new shelter. Will use existing concrete pad, if no structural problems are found. If a new concrete pad is warranted, it will be constructed by park force account labor.
Project Status: Project completed.

Major Vendors

Vendor
Item
Purchase Order#
Contract Amount
Shepherd’s Company Shelter installation 082132 $18,500

 

Shelter scheduled for replacement at Grindstone Nature Area
New pre-fab shelter at Grindstone Nature Area

Capital Improvement Program

Grindstone Nature Area


Hickman High School Swimming Pool Renovation

Funding Fiscal Year: 2008
Project Number: C00364
Project Budget: 2008 – $37,715*
2009 – $39,000*
2010 – $39,000*
Funding Source: Annual Parks – Park Sales Tax
Year Completed: 2008

*Portion of project budget funded from Annual Park Improvement funds; total project cost is $529,368, with the City’s share being $264,684 paid over a three year period. Balance of City’s portion of the project to be paid out of pool operating funds.

Council Items
Agreement with Columbia Public Schools
Project Description: 
Co-op project with Columbia Public Schools (CPS) for improvements of the heating and ventilation systems, expansion of the air conditioning system, and upgrades to the chlorine storage and supply room. Costs to be equally shared between Columbia Public Schools and the City of Columbia. Columbia Public Schools will be the lead agency for the project, with the City having oversight of the UV system installation only. The City’s portion will be paid over a three year period, funded by the Park Sales Tax (Annual Parks) and the parks operating budget. Specific improvements include:

  • Removal of the existing HVAC equipment serving the pool and associated locker rooms
  • Installation of new HVAC units specifically designed to heat, cool, dehumidify, and control the air pressure in the pool and associated locker rooms.
  • Upgrade the electrical service needed to accommodate the new HVAC.
  • Replace the north doors serving the swimming pool.
  • Install a chlorine monitoring instrument with a high concentration monitoring alarm to the chlorine tank.
  • Add an exhaust ventilation system to the chlorine tank supply room.
  • Installation of a UV filtration system. 

Project Notes: The project was approved by the City Council on September 4, 2007. An agreement has been executed with Columbia Public Schools (CPS). CPS put the bulk of the project out to bid, and the bids came back higher than anticipated. The City Council approved an increase in the project amount at the November 5, 2007 Council Meeting. 
Project Status: Project completed.

  • 05/15/08 – Project completed.
  • 04/22/08 – Project is nearing completion. The UV and HVAC systems have been installed, the pool shell painted, the pool deck renovated, and the diving board removed.
  • 12/26/07 – Contractor began installation of the UV system.
  • 11/05/07 – Council approved increase in the project amount due to bids higher than anticipated.
  • 09/4/07 – Project approved by the City Council. Agreement sent to Columbia Public Schools for approval.

Capital Improvement Program

Hickman Pool