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Our Public Projects committee meeting today is. 00:00:00
Tuesday, October the third. 00:00:03
Our first order of business is approval. 00:00:06
Of our minutes. 00:00:09
Getting ahead of Matthew, doing good. 00:00:11
Moved and seconded. All in favor. Say aye. Minutes are approved. 00:00:15
New business, our first item up is authorization to enter into joint funding agreement with the US Geological Survey. 00:00:20
Water Resources Division for Stream Flow Gauging Station at Cribs Mill Creek. Total is $13,075. Kimberly Welcome. 00:00:27
Good. How are you? 00:00:38
So this first one is for the stream flow gauging station at Crystal Creek. 00:00:39
This one. If you try the wastewater plant, we do these. These. 00:00:44
Thanks. 00:00:48
And also with the USGS every year, so and we requested these be doubled up due to the timing of those. 00:00:49
This is funded out of our operations. 00:00:56
Questions. 00:00:58
How? 00:01:01
I'm guessing from stream flow gauging I kind of got an idea of what it is. 00:01:04
Yes, but what's the stream flow? Gauging station is the station. 00:01:10
Measures the flow with the station where they gauge the flow of the string. 00:01:14
Rainfall and what is it? Is it a facility or is it just something stuck in the ground or what? 00:01:19
It's like. 00:01:28
Radio read. 00:01:29
Data. 00:01:30
It's not like a live state. 00:01:32
No. 00:01:34
No concrete culverts and just something stuck in it. 00:01:35
I don't have any further questions. 00:01:40
Entertain a Motion to approve. 00:01:44
So moved second, moved and seconded. All in favor, say aye, item number one is approved item number 2. 00:01:46
Is authorization to enter into a joint funding agreement with the US Geological Survey Water Resources Division. 00:01:52
For stream stream flow gauging station on North River near Samantha and a stage. 00:01:58
Gauge and rain gauge at Lake Tuscaloosa The tolls $21,770 Kimberly. 00:02:03
Yeah, this is basically the same thing. This one is used for gauging levels at Lake Tuscaloosa, and this one is pointed at the 00:02:10
Lakes Operations budget. 00:02:13
Questions. 00:02:18
So the last part again please, Kimberly out of the Lakes divisions operations budget, no before that. 00:02:20
Of the rain flow coming into Lake Tuscaloosa, the volume coming in that's moving down from the trees. 00:02:27
Into the light. 00:02:33
North of the lake, and that's what comes. 00:02:35
Like. 00:02:37
It's measuring rainfall volumes. 00:02:42
The same as the other one, but it's measuring the volumes that are coming into the Lake Tuscaloosa. 00:02:45
Marshall Island. 00:02:51
So you got to just look at the. 00:02:52
OK. 00:02:55
Motion second. 00:02:58
Motion second, Any other discussion all in favor, say aye. 00:03:01
Item number two is approved. 00:03:05
Rainfall data and things like that, historical data that we can go back on and look at as well, but it also helps us escape what's 00:03:08
coming in the volumes. So the level of the lake is a function of that flowing into it versus how much you let out of it at the 00:03:13
dam. 00:03:17
So these stream flow get this the 2nd. 00:03:24
That's. 00:03:28
That's isolating. 00:03:30
Just what's coming into it, I started to ask. Why don't you just look at the rocks on the side? 00:03:33
And see whether the water is higher or lower. 00:03:38
But it's because you're. 00:03:41
You're also impacting that. 00:03:43
At the dam. 00:03:46
Best Buy? 00:03:51
Kimberly and Ron took care of the problem for me this morning. How much the media, that's why we're here. I want to brag. 00:03:52
Translate. 00:04:00
OK. 00:04:03
Did we vote on that? 00:04:05
OK. 00:04:07
Looking over there safe. Thank you Brandon, you have to keep me straight. Sorry, I just. 00:04:09
Like I was just mesmerized by the flow of water at the lake, so I lost my place there. 00:04:13
Item number three is approval of contract with Skipper Consulting to provide professional engineering and consulting services for 00:04:19
transportation totals 50,000 annually for a two year period. Mike, welcome Sir. Thank you very much. 00:04:24
So this will be. 00:04:31
An agreement. 00:04:33
That we can we can use. 00:04:35
Skipper for any? 00:04:37
Any traffic related issues, transportation issues on basically and on call? 00:04:39
Scenario. 00:04:44
If we need traffic cams if we have. 00:04:47
Traffic control plans the reviewed or administered just the whole gamut. 00:04:52
Transportation service. 00:04:57
The way the contract is structured. 00:04:59
A maximum of $50,000 annually for two year. 00:05:03
When we need a service, we will we will ask for. 00:05:08
Skipper to give us a quote. 00:05:12
They will provide us with a proposal. 00:05:14
Of the. 00:05:16
And basically a scheduled timeline of work. 00:05:17
We have the opportunity to. 00:05:21
Negotiate that fee. 00:05:23
So that's that's what this is. 00:05:28
Mike, what's the value of having the two year? 00:05:30
Contract if for each. 00:05:35
Event within two years. 00:05:38
You still go out and get. 00:05:41
Essentially a bid with the scope of work all right. 00:05:43
This is professional service. There won't be. 00:05:48
OK. 00:05:51
But. 00:05:53
It's. It's just a way to kind of. 00:05:54
Well, when you so we approve 50,000 for up up to 50 for a two year period. Give us an example of an item you would use them. 00:05:57
Unavailable. 00:06:06
A very recent issue is. 00:06:07
The. 00:06:14
The traffic. 00:06:15
Issues related with the Ferry Rd. we we use Skipper consultant to to analyze that. 00:06:16
Look at our traffic signal phase. 00:06:22
So what I'm asking is inside. 00:06:24
This two year contract. 00:06:28
What? What occurs differently? 00:06:31
Then if we use them outside this two year contract. 00:06:34
Nothing really. This would keep us from having to maybe bring to you each. 00:06:38
Contractual obligation with different just that you know $2500. 00:06:44
Hi. 00:06:53
Well. 00:06:53
Motion second. 00:06:56
Moved seconded all in favor, say aye aye, Item number three is approved, item number four is authorization. 00:06:58
To reject non competitive bid and authorization to rebid the Juanita Dr. Improvements Phase Two project. Mike. 00:07:05
Yes, sadly, we we did. 00:07:15
Instead of bids, August the 30th on on the wanting to drive phase two imposing processes. 00:07:19
We desperately. 00:07:26
Want to get that going, but since it's an. 00:07:28
Got federal funds involved and this is a not becomes a non competitive vehicle. 00:07:31
It. 00:07:35
It raises the city's risk. 00:07:37
Of. 00:07:39
Not being able to use those funds with a non competitive bid. 00:07:40
What we've done? 00:07:45
Is we have contacted. 00:07:47
The prospective bidders that were at the pre bid comma. 00:07:49
And ask them hey. 00:07:54
You showed an interest in the project. 00:07:55
We didn't receive a bid. 00:07:58
And overwhelmingly, the majority of them said it was just with the timing issue. 00:08:00
What we want to do is wait 30 days, maybe 60 days. We're going to keep contacting some of these. 00:08:05
Contractors pre bid and and see if we can find a window that we can go back and. 00:08:11
Business project again. 00:08:16
Receive more. 00:08:19
Let me say I I really appreciate it, the mayor and I. 00:08:22
I know. 00:08:25
Walt wants this. 00:08:26
Going as as much as I do because it's been. 00:08:27
It's been years. 00:08:31
And and it's been 1. 00:08:32
The the staff has worked so hard on this and Tom. 00:08:35
Getting the. 00:08:38
Rights away and then there was a flooding issue with nine homes and. 00:08:40
It's just been it's been a nightmare for us and for the residents who have. 00:08:44
Many of them have just lost patience with me and and the city and I. 00:08:50
But I've I've stayed in close contact with them and let them know that. 00:08:56
You know this. This is unavoidable and. 00:09:00
To get the project and hopefully even better results. 00:09:03
It's gonna be, it's gonna be yet another delay. 00:09:07
And getting the project started so but hopefully you can. 00:09:10
We'll get the. 00:09:14
Number of bids we need and then we can move forward as fast as possible. 00:09:15
Once the bids are. 00:09:20
Come in and and you award the contract. How long? 00:09:23
Will it take to do this improve? 00:09:26
It's 180 day. 00:09:29
OK. 00:09:32
So we we hope by the end of the year we would have a bit of. 00:09:33
We have. 00:09:37
That's fair. That's what we're saying. 00:09:38
OK. Thank you. 00:09:39
We have. 00:09:41
Before the end of the year. 00:09:43
With us probably another that we'll see late February, early March. 00:09:45
Yeah. 00:09:49
I and I do if there were anyone's watching. I'm sure there are some from the OneDrive area that. 00:09:50
You know this? 00:09:56
Thank you for your patience. 00:09:58
You know, we've been out there how many times? 00:10:00
You know, and house by house, it's been. 00:10:02
Something that should have already been well underway, but it just happened. You know, this is something one of those things that 00:10:06
we can't jeopardize losing the, the, the dollars and with just one bidder. 00:10:11
They could. 00:10:16
Jeopardize our federal funding. And so I. 00:10:19
Begrudgingly agreed. 00:10:23
That this is the best thing for the city, of course, to do. 00:10:26
And in the end, I think we'll get a better project. 00:10:29
One when I did, yes, I did one. 00:10:33
When was the closing period? 00:10:36
For receiving bids. 00:10:38
Well, we went through the normal advertising cross. 00:10:41
And we we have a we have a free bid conference. 00:10:45
A week ahead? 00:10:48
Be it Opus. 00:10:49
And at the prebid opening, it was quite a bit of. 00:10:53
Activity or interest, we had six. 00:10:56
Seems perfectly better. 00:10:58
That bill. 00:11:00
So we anticipate probably 4. 00:11:01
At least three of the six. 00:11:04
Admitting. 00:11:05
Unfortunately that. 00:11:10
And. 00:11:12
And when was the closing date for receiving the bids? 00:11:12
Almost. 00:11:15
The same day you you open them The same day on the yeah. 00:11:17
That's what makes sure you know this is not a reflection on the one bidder. 00:11:22
Ohh, cause they did. You know, I was playing there out of Birmingham. 00:11:25
I was pleased with what I'd seen about their work. 00:11:28
Month Competitive bid in federal funds. 00:11:32
So yes. 00:11:36
Thank you, Mike. 00:11:39
Any other questions for Mike? 00:11:40
Motion to Approve. 00:11:43
2nd. 00:11:45
You gotta first. 00:11:47
And I can make the motion, make the motion. 00:11:48
Moved second all in favor. Say aye, aye. 00:11:53
Item number four is approved. Item number 5 is approval of a professional services contract with John B Galloway for annual bridge 00:11:56
inspection and reporting. 00:12:00
The total is $64,900, selling well. 00:12:04
Thank you, Councillor. 00:12:08
And. 00:12:11
I will. 00:12:14
Read all that, you just said. Or I'm just saying any. 00:12:14
This is our annual contract for. 00:12:19
Inspect. 00:12:21
With Mr. Galloway. 00:12:22
Your package includes the. 00:12:24
The full scope of work that comes with this contract. 00:12:26
In addition to the bridge inspections that he do, he handles all of our administrative functions. 00:12:29
They go along with that inspection, which is a fairly comprehensive. 00:12:35
Process to report all of these findings to both the state and federal. 00:12:39
Of. 00:12:44
Reporting agencies. 00:12:45
He also supports us with any kind of maintenance or engineering. 00:12:46
Work that we do. 00:12:50
You in address. 00:12:51
Bruised. 00:12:53
This year we have a total of 17 structures that will be inspected. 00:12:54
And and that. 00:12:59
Yeah. 00:13:01
$4900. 00:13:01
We do cover this out of our opera. 00:13:03
Sylvan. 00:13:06
Mr. Green. 00:13:08
At one point I remember that you gave. 00:13:09
If I can. 00:13:12
Recollect. 00:13:13
The. The. 00:13:15
Not only the number of bridges, but the ages of those bridge. 00:13:16
So we have a total of 45 bridge structures that we maintain. 00:13:20
OK. And they range in entering in in age fairly wide? 00:13:25
Anywhere from that 55 year old to we just got a couple of. 00:13:31
So. 00:13:37
Albright Rd. 00:13:39
So they they they span in that age. 00:13:42
Engineering department has put together a portfolio of all of our bridge effort. 00:13:45
To show kind of where these bridges fall and what we expect. 00:13:52
Read. 00:13:55
Life cycle. 00:13:57
Of the. 00:13:58
For there are couple of bridges that we have. 00:13:59
Radar. 00:14:02
For concern. 00:14:03
1. 00:14:04
Really. 00:14:06
Blvd. Right there. 00:14:07
Right. 00:14:09
And the other one is the bridge over at. 00:14:10
So those are. 00:14:13
Structures that are. 00:14:14
They are. 00:14:17
Posted. 00:14:18
Inspect. 00:14:21
Thank you. 00:14:24
What's What's the little end of the big end on these 17? 00:14:26
Of the 17 bridges in this, what's what's at the top end? 00:14:31
Size wise and what's at the bottom end? 00:14:36
The house on the top end, the biggest bridge we got is is is probably the one over steel. 00:14:39
That that we got inspected that's on the on the top. 00:14:44
The smaller in in in that British structure we also include covenants. 00:14:47
And some of those holders are only. 00:14:53
Maybe 20 feet long. 00:14:58
So. 00:14:59
Again, small to very large. 00:15:01
I don't have any other questions. Motion second. 00:15:05
Moved and seconded. All in favor, say aye. Item number 5 is approved, item number six is approval to enter. 00:15:08
And do minor public works contract with Crimson Insulation for reinstallation of Energy Recovery Unit chilled water, coal. That's 00:15:14
a lot to say there. 1585 dollars. Tim, welcome. 00:15:19
Thank you. 00:15:25
So this work is pretty much exactly what you've got here is to remove. 00:15:25
Existing insulation around the unit. 00:15:29
Doesn't work and then reinsulate. 00:15:34
That work was damaged from a water leak. 00:15:36
Because it's one. 00:15:40
And it is funded through our Facilities Maintenance operating budget. 00:15:42
Motion second, move second. All in favor? Say aye. 00:15:48
Item number six is approved. Item number seven is approval. 00:15:52
Of modern public Works contract with Taylor Electric to replace light at River District Park. The total of $1600 Correct welcome. 00:15:55
Thank you, Sir. Good afternoon, councillor. Good afternoon. 00:16:02
As I said, we're gonna need. 00:16:05
$1600 contract with Taylor Electric to replace the light. 00:16:08
So. 00:16:16
Where's money coming out of? 00:16:17
Out of our. 00:16:20
2nd. 00:16:22
Move second. 00:16:23
All the favor say aye item number seven is approved. Item number 8 is an authorization for the mayor to sign a memorandum. 00:16:24
Of understanding with Rubicon technologies. 00:16:31
Chris or Jason, whoever wants to take the floor, please. Thank you. 00:16:34
Afternoon, Council, this is. 00:16:40
This is a MU company called Rubicon for. 00:16:44
Route and guidance and. 00:16:49
Vehicle Fleet Fleet Vehicle maintenance for ESD. 00:16:51
They will provide us with a 90 day. 00:16:55
Free trial of their of their software, so this is an MU for that. 00:16:58
There's no dollars associate. 00:17:04
With this and if. 00:17:08
If at the end of that trial, we would be interested in. 00:17:09
And pursuing it then we would come back to you again with. 00:17:12
An actual. 00:17:14
Contract with cost. 00:17:15
Describe one more time what it does. You said I. 00:17:16
Turn by turn route guidance and Chris can probably speak better, but his route management system. 00:17:20
We'll install it on ten of our trucks. It allows us to upload our routes for garbage, trash and recycling. 00:17:25
Monitor the routes. Make sure the truck drivers know turn by turn where to go. That's a big deal with all the guys we got now in 00:17:31
the turnovers. Put them in a truck. 00:17:35
Saying this is the route you run. This gives them time by turn directions, kind of like a. 00:17:39
Google Maps type thing, but it is coordinated to with our accounts through the city. 00:17:44
And it lets us know all garbage service. 00:17:49
Her house. 00:17:52
And it will let us monitor. Hey, this house has been served. This one has. 00:17:53
And so forth. So it's a route. Got it. 00:17:57
And a route monitoring system that let us. 00:18:00
Monitor the efficiency of our routes as well as give turn by turn direct. 00:18:02
Do you? 00:18:06
Just working. 00:18:07
Yes. 00:18:08
On that. 00:18:09
System. 00:18:11
Will you? 00:18:12
Manually. 00:18:14
Do that for the round. 00:18:16
How How would that be? 00:18:18
So we'll take it all of our accounts that are active in munis. 00:18:20
And then we'll upload them into Ezra GIS Rock and then it's uploaded from there Rubicon. 00:18:23
How long is the no cost pilot? 00:18:31
Study. 00:18:33
It's 90 days from. 00:18:34
When we finish. 00:18:36
So they'll. 00:18:38
Upload all of our data, send us the device. 00:18:39
Everything. 00:18:42
90 days starts from when? 00:18:43
Thank you. 00:18:45
Currently we have a route management system and only our garbage trucks. 00:18:47
So we use a company called Fleet Mine currently. 00:18:52
And working, we're comparing these two to each other. 00:18:55
So we can have it in all of our trucks. 00:18:59
Including trash and recycle. 00:19:01
Sorry. 00:19:04
Second moved and seconded. All in favor, Say aye. 00:19:06
Item number 8 is approved. 00:19:10
Item number 9 is authorization to execute a contract with J Cunningham LLC for runway 12-30 SEAL and airfield markings. Project 00:19:12
yeah, welcome. 00:19:17
Good afternoon. We've been working through a ALDOT based grant that's 5050 between US and the state. 00:19:22
We went to bid last Tuesday and had good results. 00:19:29
Came under bid for J Cunningham, coming in at $313,833.30. 00:19:34
That would be for their contract, but this will fall under the total grant amount. 00:19:41
Which will be 412,833. 00:19:45
So for this portion, it's just for the contract award, but that will be reimbursed with the AL dot current. 00:19:49
5050. 00:19:55
You'll get the 50% half of that from ALDI. 00:19:56
The total half out of the whole grant include the engineering services, our portion will be $206,417. 00:19:59
That's paid out of our airport improvement fund. 00:20:06
Questions. 00:20:10
Committee member. 00:20:11
Umm. 00:20:13
Let me say, Jeff, thank you so much for all of the diligence and the work, the hard work that you're putting into our airport. 00:20:14
And going after. 00:20:21
Resources to to better our. 00:20:23
Our community. 00:20:25
Mr. Chair, I have no. 00:20:27
Questions. If not. 00:20:29
I would like to make a motion. 00:20:30
That we accept. 00:20:32
Got a motion on the table? 00:20:34
And Jeff, this seal coat. 00:20:36
It's a rejuvenator that if we do nothing to pavement, it'll reach its life cycle sooner. So. 00:20:41
That if we do nothing to pavement. 00:20:48
It'll. 00:20:52
It'll get to its end of life cycle about 20 years. If we do these types of treatments, which is kind of a new top layer, it'll 00:20:53
extend that life out to possibly 25 or 25 plus years. 00:20:58
So our newer payments were trying to do payment maintenance. 00:21:04
To extend the life of that initial investment. On each of those those pieces of portions are pieces of the airfield at the 00:21:07
airport. 00:21:10
OK. 00:21:14
2nd. 00:21:15
Moved and seconded all in favor. Say aye item number 9 is. 00:21:15
Approved item number 10 is authorization to enter into a construction contract with John Platt Company for the Snow Hinton Park 00:21:20
Improvement. 00:21:24
Project and the total is 10,274,000, seven 66. 00:21:27
64 Eric welcome. Thank you Councillor. 00:21:34
So this is to award the 17 park improvements. 00:21:37
To John Platt, we've got. 00:21:41
Lauren Pratt and Steve Provost with boards. 00:21:43
There are the designers on this project. They've got a presentation they like to go through with you guys. 00:21:46
And I'll just kind of talk through the project, sounds good. Thank you. Welcome. 00:21:51
Ohh. 00:21:55
Welcome. 00:21:56
Great. 00:21:59
Thank you. 00:22:01
Appreciate you having us here. I'm Steve Provo with BARGE Design Solutions and the Landscape Architect for the design. 00:22:03
Of Snow Hinton Park, and I'm here with my colleague Lauren Pratt. He's the lead civil engineer on the project. 00:22:09
And this project started several years ago and we wanted to do a quick. 00:22:15
Overview of the process and the master plan. 00:22:19
To remind everybody of. 00:22:23
Of where we came from, how we got here. 00:22:25
And the intention of the project. 00:22:28
So these are the items we want to cover. I want to briefly go over the the basis of design, the existing conditions, the 00:22:32
information we got from the public which was critical in driving the scope of work for the project. 00:22:39
I will review the full master plan and show you the pieces of it that were included in this phase. One piece. 00:22:46
And then during the construction document. 00:22:53
Phase of the project. 00:22:56
We identified. 00:22:57
A few alternates that could be bid that they would give the city some options for what they could take or or include in the 00:22:59
project or not. So I'll review what those are. 00:23:04
I want to go over. We built a model of the project. I wanna go over and show you some of the images. 00:23:10
This is going to be a fantastic project when it's completed and we want to give you some images of what it will look like and then 00:23:15
we're also looking at some options for value engineering on the project to. 00:23:20
And consider some other options for cost savings. 00:23:26
So today, as you all know the the park is wide open. It's a well loved site. 00:23:30
There is not really enough to do out in this in this park, but people do use it quite a bit. 00:23:36
There is. 00:23:43
Vehicles that go right through the site. We did a site analysis of this project. 00:23:45
Site to determine the pros and cons and what we would want to maintain and utilize on the site and what we possibly would want to 00:23:50
change. 00:23:53
One of the key things that we've noticed. 00:23:58
Is difficult for pedestrians or bicyclists to get to the site, particularly on this area of McFarland Blvd. Due to the high 00:24:00
traffic there, but it was also some challenges on the interior because we had vehicular traffic. 00:24:07
Driving directly through the middle of the site. 00:24:14
There are also some structures on the site. 00:24:17
That are in moderate or poor condition that we wanted to consider replacing or upgrading and then we also wanted to see how we 00:24:20
could activate the site more than it is being activated now the The Walking trail seems to be the primary. 00:24:28
Primary use on the site. 00:24:36
One of the things that's super important about Snow Hidden Park is a lot of people live very close to it. 00:24:38
Within a one mile radius there are over at least at the time that this was done, which was in 2020. 00:24:45
There were over 5600 housing units within that one mile radius, so. 00:24:51
There's a lot of people live right nearby. 00:24:57
And that want to utilize the part and when we talk to the public. 00:25:00
About which parks and the system they used the most. Snow Hinton Park was by far the most popular park that people went to. 00:25:04
So it's critical that we. 00:25:13
Enhance and improve. 00:25:16
What is happening out there so for better public experience? 00:25:19
We engaged the Elevate Committee on two separate occasions. During at least two separate occasions, I presented the the Master 00:25:23
Plan and Draft Master Plan to them twice in 2020 and then we also had a public. 00:25:31
Import input. 00:25:39
Phase. 00:25:42
During which we were just about to kick off. When COVID happened, we put all of that on hold and in public and did an online. 00:25:43
Public input process, which nonetheless still got an enormous amount of feedback from the public. 00:25:53
We also. 00:26:00
Put out a public survey so we got specific information back around what people were interested in doing. 00:26:02
And what facilities people would like to see at the park and just very briefly the these are the top. 00:26:10
Items. 00:26:17
On the left side of the screen are the items, in green are the items that people said we must have out of the park. In yellow are 00:26:18
the items that would be nice to have. 00:26:24
And the blue are the items that the public said would be they're not interested in. 00:26:29
So on the right side of the screen, we boiled that down. Those are the top 10 responses when you combine must have items with nice 00:26:35
to have items. 00:26:39
And as we programmed this master plan, we were able to include. 00:26:44
The majority of the items that people ask for that they thought were a combination of must have and would be nice to have. Could 00:26:49
you back up in the park please? I think so. 00:26:54
Yeah. 00:27:00
Just just a second. 00:27:01
Splash. 00:27:07
I don't know. 00:27:14
OK. Thank you. You're welcome. 00:27:15
One of the things I would like to point out about this survey also that we we also asked the public. 00:27:17
What they would like to see programmed out of the park and what I can tell you is the number one item. 00:27:23
That the public asked for. They'd like to see programmed that the park was public. 00:27:29
Community events, festivals. 00:27:34
Markets, concerts, pickup games, things like that. So people wanted to be able to use this part. 00:27:36
With the rest of the community and have community events out of the park. 00:27:44
And so the master plan was developed. 00:27:48
With that in mind. 00:27:51
What we wanted to do was activate the what we would call the the more dead areas of the site, which is the east side of the site 00:27:53
is a bit hidden from from view. We wanted to activate that area. We also wanted to minimize conflict between vehicles and 00:27:58
pedestrians on the site. 00:28:04
So what this plan does? 00:28:10
Is it creates activity around the area that we call the ellipse. 00:28:12
Which is obvious the ellipse area in on the eastern central portion of the site. 00:28:16
We have, you know, 4 quad turf quads out there for any sorts of events, from pickup games to concerts to. 00:28:21
Festivals and it is looped by a pathway. 00:28:29
And that connects into the rest of the existing pathway that's out on the park today. 00:28:33
This plan includes a replacement of the existing restroom Pavilion building. 00:28:40
With a new restroom building. 00:28:45
And um. 00:28:47
And then we also are replacing the existing. 00:28:48
Hexagon. 00:28:55
The hexagon. 00:28:57
Pavilion. 00:28:59
It also makes improvements to the existing rectangular pavilion. 00:29:00
One of the key things that we did on this project plan though is to. 00:29:05
Enhance the north parking lot and the South parking lot, but disconnect the. 00:29:09
Vehicular access through the middle of the park so the central spine of the park still exists. 00:29:15
But it is. 00:29:22
Designed to be a pedestrian corridor with minimal vehicle access. 00:29:23
So it has bollards that will allow for limited access onto the onto the central corridor. If you wanted food trucks or you want 00:29:27
maintenance vehicles out there, or if you need an emergency vehicle out there, there's still access. 00:29:34
But day-to-day, that would be a pedestrian, pedestrian area. 00:29:40
It's one of the key areas of the site, though, because it's lined with beautiful shade trees. 00:29:44
So we wanted to keep that and and and enhance it. 00:29:49
Of that master plan, the areas that are focused on for this. 00:29:58
For implementation, are the items and the areas on the east side, so it includes the ellipse. 00:30:03
The The Walking path around it, the corridor that I just mentioned, which was is being pedestrianized. 00:30:10
The Central Plaza, which is the East West Plaza you see they're connecting the restroom building and the pavilion. 00:30:17
And then? 00:30:26
Gateways on the North and South end of those of that ellipse. 00:30:27
Connecting to the North and South parking areas. 00:30:32
Importantly, it also includes the areas to the southwest corner and the north. 00:30:34
West Corner, those are the areas we call gateways. 00:30:41
Those are visual and. 00:30:44
And physical pedestrian connections into the park. We wanted to be able to announce the part so when people are passing by on 00:30:47
McFarland they see enhancements to to the park and and and see improvements. 00:30:54
Here as well as what's happening in the interior. 00:31:01
Key to this. 00:31:04
Project is really to activate the space. 00:31:06
There. The space is so large and wide open right now, it's easy to feel very alone out there and to feel potentially unsafe. 00:31:09
So there are items that don't necessarily show up physically on a master plan like this. 00:31:18
Such as new lighting security cameras. 00:31:23
And and Wi-Fi data. 00:31:26
And that will help keep this space safer. But what's really going to help the space be safer and feel safer is to have more people 00:31:30
there. 00:31:33
So to give. 00:31:37
Items or facilities for people to use and to be able to utilize will attract more people. 00:31:39
And. 00:31:44
And having programs out on the site will also activate the space. 00:31:47
I mentioned that there are alternates in the CDs. 00:31:52
These are the alternates, primarily what they include. 00:31:54
At a high level, C's construction documents. So the construction documents are the set of plans. 00:31:58
That the contractor used to base his bid. 00:32:05
And in those construction documents, we identified some areas that could be considered to. 00:32:10
To. 00:32:16
Included in the cost of the project and two of them are those two gateway areas that I just mentioned at the Northeast and. 00:32:17
I mean the northwest and southwest corners of the site. 00:32:25
And then there's also a number of elements, areas on the pedestrian hardscape areas on the interior where the ellipse is. 00:32:28
That are. 00:32:36
Enhanced concrete. They're coloured. 00:32:38
Stamped concrete and we could. 00:32:42
Alternately, use. 00:32:45
Construction or concrete pavers for those areas. 00:32:48
The idea is to enhance those areas and give them a a visual boost. 00:32:51
And then another one of the alternate. 00:32:55
Has to do with the maintenance building and the maintenance facility around it. 00:32:58
We created a model of the site and I'll quickly go through what these views look like. This is looking down that pedestrianized, 00:33:04
pedestrianized. 00:33:08
Pedestrianized corridor from the north to the South. 00:33:12
There is limited access for vehicles here, including, as you can see there, food trucks. A place to plug in food trucks and have 00:33:16
them at the interior of the park. 00:33:20
And then what we're looking at, the foreground is the pedestrian entrance to the park. 00:33:24
This is of you looking. 00:33:29
Toward the maintenance facility. 00:33:30
In the background with the copper roof. 00:33:33
And then and the ellipse pathway is right there at the central coming off one of the primary gateway areas. 00:33:36
This is the central Plaza at the the new pavilion. This area includes a lot of activation, including. 00:33:42
Permanent. 00:33:51
Ping pong. 00:33:52
Tables. 00:33:53
There's corn hole and there's bacci and there's lots of places to sit, including the seat wall, the planter walls that run down 00:33:54
this. 00:33:58
Corridor. 00:34:03
Which you see at the center. 00:34:05
This is a view from one of the gateways. This is the southwest gateway overlooking back into the open space in the background of 00:34:07
the park. So the intention there is to enhance that corner so. 00:34:13
Has a nice visual impact. 00:34:18
From the from the street. 00:34:20
And then this is the pedestrian entrance from the South parking lot. You can see the new restroom building over in the far back on 00:34:22
the far back. 00:34:26
Left. 00:34:31
We're looking at and working with the city staff to consider potential value engineering items. 00:34:33
And this is a list of some of the ones that are being considered. 00:34:39
By city staff at this point. 00:34:43
The ones at the very top and in the middle. A lot of those have to do with. 00:34:45
The fibre and data. 00:34:51
Out in the project site as well as some of the grading and the way we. 00:34:54
Have that grading work done. 00:35:00
What's important as far as the scope of work are the items at the bottom there. 00:35:01
Which? 00:35:06
Include a number of items. 00:35:07
For to including reducing the electric vehicle charger. 00:35:10
Removing the new water fountain by the existing, what I call the rectangular pavilion. 00:35:17
Renew portions of sidewalk. 00:35:23
Next to the South parking lot, I'll show you these on a graphic in just a minute so you can see where they are. 00:35:26
The ellipse path is now 12 feet wide. 00:35:32
There's a thought to reduce that down to 10. 00:35:35
There are a number of seat walls that you saw in some of the graphics that we could reduce some of those those items. 00:35:38
There are 6. 00:35:45
Seat wall planters in the center of this of the central Plaza. 00:35:47
We could reduce two of those. 00:35:51
And remove two of them. 00:35:53
All of the turf, the grass out on the side, is intended to be sawed at this point. We could do that with seeding or hydroseeding. 00:35:56
And then some changes to the irrigation system and the way that that was put in. 00:36:03
Or it was planned and also to reduce some of the play items out in the? 00:36:07
UM Central Plaza, including reduced taking, removing one of the BOCCI courts. 00:36:13
And one of the ping pong tables. 00:36:18
And then there's also some decorative or black metal fencing that's. 00:36:22
Intended to kind of quadrant off this interior of the park from the vehicular parking lots. 00:36:26
Those are safety. 00:36:33
So this is where those are. 00:36:34
On the. 00:36:37
On the plan itself, and we can. 00:36:38
If you want to discuss any of these, but. 00:36:40
Generally. 00:36:43
They include removing those starting from the middle. 00:36:45
North or the Central? 00:36:49
Plaza. 00:36:52
There's 6 planters removing two of those. 00:36:53
Taking out the bocci cord or one of the ping pong tables, reducing. 00:36:56
We have two EV chargers. 00:37:00
Removing one of those at section of sidewalk is identified. 00:37:03
There's a number, there's the areas of low fence. All of that was considered for removing. 00:37:07
There's a number of seat walls. We could cut that down by half. 00:37:12
And and as I mentioned, reducing the width. 00:37:16
Of the the new pathway from 12:00 to. 00:37:19
To 10 feet. 00:37:23
So those are some of the options that are being considered. 00:37:24
Lastly on this graphic, which doesn't show up on the on the other one is removing the new drinking fountain which is proposed for 00:37:29
next to the rectangular. 00:37:33
Pavilion. 00:37:37
Along with the the water line that feeds it. 00:37:40
And then? 00:37:45
This piece is a color graphic showing the which areas could be changed from sod to seed or hydroseed. 00:37:46
And those would be the areas in the pinkish red color. 00:37:54
Green would be areas of sod. 00:37:57
Primarily to stabilize the verges of the pathways. 00:38:00
And then the tank is for the. 00:38:05
Replace and rather than using sod, using using seed. 00:38:08
As a very quick overview of a process that took many years. 00:38:13
To put into place. 00:38:17
To remind you of what the master plan is and also an overview of some of the items that are under consideration for. 00:38:19
Value Engineer do all of. 00:38:27
Based on the the. 00:38:31
Drawing that we have here and depending on what. 00:38:33
Extras we decide to keep or not keep. Does that finish? 00:38:36
Snow Hinton Park based on the concept of what we wanted to do. Because I never talked. I mean, it still says kind of phase one. 00:38:41
Remind me. 00:38:44
Is there a phase two? 00:38:48
Of this or or In order to have a good grasp of what we wanted to do to enhance the park, we looked at a design plan. 00:38:49
That would consider alterations far into the future so that we wouldn't accidentally build something today that would get into in 00:39:01
the way. 00:39:06
Of what we might want to build in the future. So the full master plan that I showed to you takes into consideration potential 00:39:11
changes far in the future. Those are primarily at the central areas. 00:39:16
On the western side of the site. 00:39:22
The areas that we really wanted to have an impact on where the gateways, the central ellipse area improving the parking. 00:39:25
So that really is the project. 00:39:32
With an eye to the future, should you want to go through an additional process, we we would be able to do that. 00:39:35
The camera for the entire board. 00:39:42
Itself. 00:39:44
Thank you, Mayor. That is true. So that's out in that area. Those areas are do include new lighting for that entire entire part of 00:39:45
the portion of the park. 00:39:49
So questions from committee members. 00:39:55
So to go back up to the 50,000 foot level. 00:39:58
Katie Beth, could I call on you for as a? 00:40:02
Elevate Voices is an Elevate project, right? Well, what was the what was the budget? 00:40:04
What was the estimate for this part? 00:40:11
Originally in. 00:40:15
I thought it was 6. 00:40:17
Project had $5,000,000 five. 00:40:20
And then? 00:40:23
The beard on the table is 10.2. 00:40:25
With all alternates it's around 10.7. 00:40:29
10.7 wasn't. 00:40:32
Is that OK? 00:40:35
Include their new road. 00:40:38
No, Sir. No, that's funded. 00:40:41
I know it's separate, I just wondered if it was included. It's included in the overall project budget, but it is. 00:40:44
The five million was included in the original elevated budget in 2019. You saw in many of the planning documents 2020. 00:40:52
COVID grade inflation. 00:41:01
Back. 00:41:04
I want to say sometime in spring my timing may be all we've requested and the Council adopted moving an additional $4 million, I 00:41:05
believe. 00:41:09
Into the project knowing. 00:41:13
That cost we're going to be high a million of that the one point. 00:41:15
To 1.3 million went towards. 00:41:19
The road with the university partnering with the university. 00:41:21
That road is or is not in the 10 point. It is not. It's not in. 00:41:25
And so that's that's where today we have a a delta depending upon if you go. 00:41:32
If you go with alternates. 00:41:39
A $2.8 million deficit. 00:41:42
If you reject all alternates, you have a $2,055,000 deficit. 00:41:44
And if you go without brick, papers. 00:41:50
And and we think we can do this with stamped concrete. In fact I think we would prefer as a maintenance issue too as stamped 00:41:52
concrete. 00:41:56
2.7 million. 00:42:00
No. 00:42:02
So those are your with on the alternates and that change, right? That's correct. Is that before the value engineering, before the 00:42:04
value engineering and we can't get into specifics of value engineering and determine an overall amount until we? 00:42:10
Award the board similar to other product. 00:42:18
Mr. Bale, what? You may have said this, I missed it. 00:42:20
What could we say by going to 10 foot? 00:42:24
Where it's 12. 00:42:27
Really added. 00:42:28
Where? 00:42:31
Don't have the number. 00:42:32
It was 100 thousands. 00:42:35
OK. No big deal on that, I mean. 00:42:38
Not the thousands aren't enforced. 00:42:40
I really, and I know Mr. Kiner had this in his district before he. 00:42:43
Was so kind to put it in mind. 00:42:47
I want to see it. 00:42:51
The very first class, because this is for all of Tuscaloosa. This isn't for districts. 00:42:52
I mean, this is a showcase. 00:42:57
When people drive through town, it really is. 00:42:59
Yeah, that's how I've always felt. It's right in the heart of the city, right And and I think you'll see. 00:43:03
As everybody from. 00:43:10
Every district. It's no hidden bar. 00:43:12
And we remember when we there was Little League baseball fields here, and that was that, yeah. 00:43:15
So the so earlier or last week Mr. Crow and I talked and. 00:43:21
Although this is projects committee. 00:43:26
He wanted us to begin a discussion and so depending upon which level of. 00:43:29
You know, the council ultimately went with. 00:43:35
Ohh, how would you pay for? 00:43:38
I think that's what we want to do. 00:43:42
I do believe that and Norman and I have talked about that also Mayor so. 00:43:48
We we all agree this is going to combine both the project aspect of it and the finance the the financial discussion. 00:43:53
Is integral to that. 00:44:02
Just, you know, we we may move one from one committee. 00:44:05
To another, but I I think. 00:44:08
The issue on the table is. 00:44:11
We have somewhere between. 00:44:13
2 and 2.8 million. 00:44:16
Dollars over. 00:44:20
Budget. 00:44:22
Right, Yes. And that's after bumping it. 00:44:24
From 5 million to 9,000,000, right? 00:44:28
I I think that really 8 million because we. 00:44:32
OK. 00:44:36
Two or three out for the the university. OK, but so I think the project aspect of the discussion is. 00:44:37
Is there that much more you use the term? 00:44:48
Uh. 00:44:52
You know, we talk about return on investment. You use return on. 00:44:53
Community. 00:44:57
Yeah, he's. 00:44:58
Is there 2 to $2.8 million more? 00:44:59
Return to the community. 00:45:04
Over the increase we've already. 00:45:07
Put in there and then. 00:45:09
Is the. Where does it come from? 00:45:12
Because I I know there's. 00:45:15
There's talk about we came in roughly 2 million. 00:45:17
Under. 00:45:22
And the the barn scratch. 00:45:23
And I I just don't want that to be. 00:45:25
Presumptive that that's my main concern that. 00:45:29
If that's what we decide as a council, then that's what we decide. 00:45:32
But I want there to be conversation about it because. 00:45:37
I very much would like to see. 00:45:40
That roughly 2 million. 00:45:43
Remain inside the. 00:45:45
The realm of YMCA improvements, because I have one sitting over here. 00:45:49
That there's. 00:45:54
25,000. 00:45:55
Housing units within walking distance. So I didn't mean to to go on a ramp, but that. 00:45:58
I see those as the two. 00:46:04
The two aspects. 00:46:06
Is it? 00:46:08
Is there value there for another 2 to 2.8 million? 00:46:09
And if there is, if that's. 00:46:13
What we decide? 00:46:15
Where is it going to come from? 00:46:17
The. 00:46:19
We we've outlined. 00:46:20
Today. 00:46:23
I met. 00:46:24
Staff. 00:46:24
Today. 00:46:25
To begin a discussion. 00:46:26
Just knowing you would want broad parameters, they're not managed, and by the way, it's not necessarily exhausted. 00:46:28
Because. 00:46:34
And I'll mention why in a second. 00:46:35
Based off today in terms of available resources. 00:46:38
The. 00:46:41
And feels comfortable with. 00:46:42
Allocate 165 and interest income out of this fiscal year. 00:46:44
Project 600,000 in interest income in 24. 00:46:49
From elevate. 00:46:54
Right now we have we believe. 00:46:55
At the end of the day, you have two million unencumbered ish. 00:46:58
And you're not is you'll have two million probably more but Katie Beth wanted to be. 00:47:02
Very conservative just because Benjamin Barnes branch is beginning its process. 00:47:07
So you you don't wanna. 00:47:12
You know just say, well we think that's going to be the number because. 00:47:14
As you know as you get into projects that may have, something may happen. I appreciate the consideration and you have we built 00:47:17
comfortable that you could transfer into the River district fund. 00:47:22
The amount of professional service fees out of Elevate into the art. 00:47:29
RDF. 00:47:33
Which would pre $100,000. 00:47:35
We believe we can move, you can get somewhere between a half million to 1,000,000 in savings. 00:47:38
If we update the timing of the University Blvd. projects. 00:47:43
To what we believe the construction schedule was going to be. 00:47:47
Right now the timing of those, the funding of those projects are based on the timing that is just not realistic, so. 00:47:51
Moving those projects out would have the net effect of bringing up. 00:47:58
Of those dollars. 00:48:02
There is also a, I think right now we have a projected contingency of a little over a million and a half dollars. 00:48:04
For this fiscal year and elevate. 00:48:13
Now that's that's unaudited. We just finished the fiscal year. We truly don't know that number until we get to sometime in March 00:48:16
or April. 00:48:20
We also know that we could have some other. 00:48:25
Impacts with the timing of the bond issues for savings center etcetera. 00:48:28
And what we would like to do is walk y'all through these things at the next Finance Committee meeting. 00:48:34
So you know, and so you get us. 00:48:40
Right now I'm just hitting you with it. 00:48:42
We need to walk you through what those things would mean, what their their practical impacts are. 00:48:44
But we we feel like. 00:48:49
As a staff. 00:48:51
There is that return. 00:48:53
Home community. 00:48:55
It is. 00:48:56
But more probably toast the looseness of most known ****. 00:48:57
In the center of our city. 00:49:01
It's I've heard it described as our Central Park. 00:49:03
And it it has a, you know, historical name attached to it and mayors know him. 00:49:07
And. 00:49:12
Maybe I'm just partial to mayors, but it's there's no renaming. There's no I know y'all already decided Lift Station 21. 00:49:13
But ohh God. 00:49:23
Walt Maddox Parkway down here. 00:49:27
But. 00:49:30
I. 00:49:31
We we do see that with this park plus the. 00:49:32
The lighting and security is another big part when you looked at the surveys that were done. 00:49:35
That is the. 00:49:41
#1 issue among people who would utilize that park, and I agree, I think. 00:49:43
The better or lighting? 00:49:48
The better our security. 00:49:49
That park will become. 00:49:51
Even more popular than it is. 00:49:53
Today, but I think, Mr. Busby, I absolutely agree the. 00:49:55
What you laid out is the path that. 00:49:59
The Council needs to go on. 00:50:01
We are facing. We had one bidder. 00:50:03
And we have, they've agreed to extend the bid to mid-october, October 17th off the top of my head. 00:50:06
So we've got. 00:50:13
You know. 00:50:14
A couple of weeks to work through this issue. 00:50:15
And. 00:50:18
If you all would like to run dual paths, however, the Council would like. 00:50:19
To run it, we we certainly will. 00:50:22
It makes sense to me that. 00:50:25
I'm glad we started having the financial discussion because I think. 00:50:28
You've got to marry that. 00:50:31
With what our wants are because I I mean I think this is a a fabulous. 00:50:33
Project I mean it looks. 00:50:37
It looks great. I think the question to me. 00:50:38
And I believe the committees and and other council peoples had how do we pay for it so? 00:50:41
I think throwing this out is great. 00:50:46
I I think the path forward in in my mind is. 00:50:48
We don't vote on this today and projects. 00:50:51
We take this up in finance a step further with the financial information that you've given today and and and Carly May and her 00:50:54
team will go back and look at stuff. 00:50:58
We would hopefully. 00:51:03
Committee would be very devote projects next week and then we see kind of what happens in. 00:51:05
Yeah, once on on Tuesday, depending on what kind of how that. 00:51:09
How that works but even worst case scenario. 00:51:12
I would think, Mr. Chairman, we could vote. 00:51:15
On the 17th and vote on council that night, if we had to depend on what it looks like, I think that's feasible, but what I would 00:51:17
do. 00:51:20
Mr. Chairman, I I would suggest that on the project side. 00:51:23
We're bumping up on 330 now. Let's let's table the continuation of the project side. 00:51:27
Until next week and and then Mayor if. 00:51:35
If you an accounting and finance can get us a a written skeleton. 00:51:39
Of the financing options, then I'm fine with that coming on. 00:51:45
The finance schedule next week. 00:51:51
To to begin that talk, I'm not guarantee. 00:51:53
Not guaranteeing we'll be voting on it next week, but. 00:51:56
We could. 00:52:00
Does that work for y'all? 00:52:01
And again if you have a. 00:52:03
This afternoon. 00:52:05
I emailed out OK. 00:52:08
We will continue to add. 00:52:11
Where we can into that, Our goal is to provide you a menu. 00:52:14
If you decide to go for. 00:52:19
And certainly we think. 00:52:20
We should. 00:52:22
And so if you come to that. 00:52:23
And what we want to provide the council is a menu of options to pull from. 00:52:26
So that it's not. 00:52:30
It's just not one option and that's it. We we think we've got several different options that you could pick from. 00:52:32
Because the reality is, is that this won't be the last project as we've seen. 00:52:38
We were. We've been very fortunate in vertical construction to get lower price. 00:52:43
Looks like. 00:52:47
Benjamin Barnes Fire Station. 00:52:47
11. 00:52:50
Both in the what I call the the horse Connell infrastructure horizontal construction. 00:52:51
Pricing is not drop. 00:52:57
So I don't think that. 00:52:59
This will be the last and we could see this in the future with the tennis center. 00:53:00
That will be coming probably sometime. 00:53:05
And second quarter, Third quarter. 00:53:07
Next. 00:53:09
And just to make a quick comment on the timing of votes for both projects and finance and then moving to council, we are not going 00:53:10
to be able to vote on awarding bid at council unless there is a. 00:53:16
Corresponding budget revision available at council to vote on and can be voted on simultaneously. So if the project is voted out 00:53:23
of committee, out of projects committee next week, but then there is a halt on the Finance Committee option, then we would need 00:53:29
those to move simultaneously to come to council. Who could who in? 00:53:36
Mayor. 00:53:43
Who could go out? We have a single bidder, right? 00:53:44
Could we talk with them about? 00:53:47
A. A simple two week extension beyond. 00:53:50
Where we are. 00:53:52
I mean, I. 00:53:53
I'm going to let Tom. I don't want to. I just don't want the financing option. 00:53:54
Crammed in like that where? 00:53:59
We're still on the if or not if. 00:54:01
As we're gonna do some parallel pick up the financing piece and it it's going on. 00:54:04
Agenda next week for committee. 00:54:11
But that doesn't give any wiggle room. 00:54:15
We've already extended that to. 00:54:18
Toward these medical problems. 00:54:21
But we can look into that. We can look into that, yes, Sir, but like I said. 00:54:24
When did we receive the bid? 00:54:30
824. 00:54:36
824 August 24th. 00:54:37
We notified when you, the council was notified and we spent the time we were. 00:54:40
Just leave like we were very surprised. 00:54:46
To have one bidder and the price of the bids. 00:54:49
Eric and his team spent a considerable amount of time digging in with barge digging in with. 00:54:52
The contractor. 00:54:59
And. 00:55:00
Again, I think it's. 00:55:01
You know we cannot go in and budget. You value engineering. 00:55:02
But I do think there, there are some opportunities within this project to go ahead and. 00:55:07
As we get into the project, similar to Pedestrian British be able to reduce. 00:55:13
And and who puts a? 00:55:18
A dollar sign on that value engineering. 00:55:20
Is that Borge? Is that us? Is that? 00:55:23
The bidder who? 00:55:25
So. 00:55:26
I mean, we saw some value engineering options up here, right? 00:55:27
Correct. Who puts the number on that? So it's partially what Barge had in their calculus, but also working with Tim and John 00:55:32
Blott. 00:55:37
Company as far as how? 00:55:41
You know, made it into the vid on what we could pull out and kind of what those cost savings would be. 00:55:43
And what do we think that number is? 00:55:50
Due to some of the dirt work that we're not going to know what the full savings are until it gets out there. It could be 400,000, 00:55:53
it could be. 00:55:56
It just depends on what level you want to value engineer the project down with some of the options that you know we've come up 00:56:00
with. 00:56:03
And I and I wouldn't. And this, you know, again. 00:56:07
It. 00:56:10
If you have an opportunity. 00:56:12
We, you know, we certainly have an idea and I'm certain the contractor has an. 00:56:14
If you can talk offline with Eric. 00:56:20
So that he can give you a full overview, but again, just to be. 00:56:23
Clear. You can't. There's nothing. 00:56:26
We can go into this with an idea of the value engineering has to take place during the course of construction. 00:56:29
Not at the front end of issuing the construction contracts. 00:56:35
We don't. We don't want to tell the City Council. Hey, we think you. 00:56:40
Does that make sense? I I don't want to promise you, so I guarantee yes, Sir. 00:56:45
Yes. 00:56:49
No different than anything else we've done with value Engineering. Yes, same situation. 00:56:50
Umm. 00:56:55
In light of our conversation, make that in the form of a motion to continue the motion to table this for one week. 00:56:56
2nd. 00:57:03
Moved and seconded all in favor. Say aye, aye. 00:57:05
Motion carries, Is there any other business to be brought before this committee? There's something in particular we we've got to 00:57:07
charge I believe for finance. 00:57:11
Anything in particular you would like to see or prior? 00:57:15
So that we're prepared for, you know, I think there's going to be a lot of sausage making going on, I mean. 00:57:19
And when we've talked about this, there's going to be just for let us think through this. 00:57:26
We may have some more questions on. 00:57:31
Maybe the park and different things, but I think the biggest issue is. 00:57:34
If we decide to do this, how we're gonna pay for? 00:57:38
Will you also remember 1 issue? 00:57:40
Mr. Chair, will you also send the master plan to us so that we can all review here with you? 00:57:42
Honestly. 00:57:47
Thank you. Thank you all so much for. 00:57:48
An excellent presentation. 00:57:52
I do agree that we do need to look at the finances. 00:57:54
I think this is a. 00:57:57
A great project. 00:57:58
And I would also, before we adjourn, like to welcome members of the UA journalism class back again. 00:58:01
Yesterday I appreciate y'all being here and. 00:58:07
If there is no other business to be brought before the committee today, I would entertain a motion to adjourn. 00:58:10
So moved, second, moved, and seconded. All in favor, say aye. 00:58:16
For a job. 00:58:20

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Our Public Projects committee meeting today is. 00:00:00
Tuesday, October the third. 00:00:03
Our first order of business is approval. 00:00:06
Of our minutes. 00:00:09
Getting ahead of Matthew, doing good. 00:00:11
Moved and seconded. All in favor. Say aye. Minutes are approved. 00:00:15
New business, our first item up is authorization to enter into joint funding agreement with the US Geological Survey. 00:00:20
Water Resources Division for Stream Flow Gauging Station at Cribs Mill Creek. Total is $13,075. Kimberly Welcome. 00:00:27
Good. How are you? 00:00:38
So this first one is for the stream flow gauging station at Crystal Creek. 00:00:39
This one. If you try the wastewater plant, we do these. These. 00:00:44
Thanks. 00:00:48
And also with the USGS every year, so and we requested these be doubled up due to the timing of those. 00:00:49
This is funded out of our operations. 00:00:56
Questions. 00:00:58
How? 00:01:01
I'm guessing from stream flow gauging I kind of got an idea of what it is. 00:01:04
Yes, but what's the stream flow? Gauging station is the station. 00:01:10
Measures the flow with the station where they gauge the flow of the string. 00:01:14
Rainfall and what is it? Is it a facility or is it just something stuck in the ground or what? 00:01:19
It's like. 00:01:28
Radio read. 00:01:29
Data. 00:01:30
It's not like a live state. 00:01:32
No. 00:01:34
No concrete culverts and just something stuck in it. 00:01:35
I don't have any further questions. 00:01:40
Entertain a Motion to approve. 00:01:44
So moved second, moved and seconded. All in favor, say aye, item number one is approved item number 2. 00:01:46
Is authorization to enter into a joint funding agreement with the US Geological Survey Water Resources Division. 00:01:52
For stream stream flow gauging station on North River near Samantha and a stage. 00:01:58
Gauge and rain gauge at Lake Tuscaloosa The tolls $21,770 Kimberly. 00:02:03
Yeah, this is basically the same thing. This one is used for gauging levels at Lake Tuscaloosa, and this one is pointed at the 00:02:10
Lakes Operations budget. 00:02:13
Questions. 00:02:18
So the last part again please, Kimberly out of the Lakes divisions operations budget, no before that. 00:02:20
Of the rain flow coming into Lake Tuscaloosa, the volume coming in that's moving down from the trees. 00:02:27
Into the light. 00:02:33
North of the lake, and that's what comes. 00:02:35
Like. 00:02:37
It's measuring rainfall volumes. 00:02:42
The same as the other one, but it's measuring the volumes that are coming into the Lake Tuscaloosa. 00:02:45
Marshall Island. 00:02:51
So you got to just look at the. 00:02:52
OK. 00:02:55
Motion second. 00:02:58
Motion second, Any other discussion all in favor, say aye. 00:03:01
Item number two is approved. 00:03:05
Rainfall data and things like that, historical data that we can go back on and look at as well, but it also helps us escape what's 00:03:08
coming in the volumes. So the level of the lake is a function of that flowing into it versus how much you let out of it at the 00:03:13
dam. 00:03:17
So these stream flow get this the 2nd. 00:03:24
That's. 00:03:28
That's isolating. 00:03:30
Just what's coming into it, I started to ask. Why don't you just look at the rocks on the side? 00:03:33
And see whether the water is higher or lower. 00:03:38
But it's because you're. 00:03:41
You're also impacting that. 00:03:43
At the dam. 00:03:46
Best Buy? 00:03:51
Kimberly and Ron took care of the problem for me this morning. How much the media, that's why we're here. I want to brag. 00:03:52
Translate. 00:04:00
OK. 00:04:03
Did we vote on that? 00:04:05
OK. 00:04:07
Looking over there safe. Thank you Brandon, you have to keep me straight. Sorry, I just. 00:04:09
Like I was just mesmerized by the flow of water at the lake, so I lost my place there. 00:04:13
Item number three is approval of contract with Skipper Consulting to provide professional engineering and consulting services for 00:04:19
transportation totals 50,000 annually for a two year period. Mike, welcome Sir. Thank you very much. 00:04:24
So this will be. 00:04:31
An agreement. 00:04:33
That we can we can use. 00:04:35
Skipper for any? 00:04:37
Any traffic related issues, transportation issues on basically and on call? 00:04:39
Scenario. 00:04:44
If we need traffic cams if we have. 00:04:47
Traffic control plans the reviewed or administered just the whole gamut. 00:04:52
Transportation service. 00:04:57
The way the contract is structured. 00:04:59
A maximum of $50,000 annually for two year. 00:05:03
When we need a service, we will we will ask for. 00:05:08
Skipper to give us a quote. 00:05:12
They will provide us with a proposal. 00:05:14
Of the. 00:05:16
And basically a scheduled timeline of work. 00:05:17
We have the opportunity to. 00:05:21
Negotiate that fee. 00:05:23
So that's that's what this is. 00:05:28
Mike, what's the value of having the two year? 00:05:30
Contract if for each. 00:05:35
Event within two years. 00:05:38
You still go out and get. 00:05:41
Essentially a bid with the scope of work all right. 00:05:43
This is professional service. There won't be. 00:05:48
OK. 00:05:51
But. 00:05:53
It's. It's just a way to kind of. 00:05:54
Well, when you so we approve 50,000 for up up to 50 for a two year period. Give us an example of an item you would use them. 00:05:57
Unavailable. 00:06:06
A very recent issue is. 00:06:07
The. 00:06:14
The traffic. 00:06:15
Issues related with the Ferry Rd. we we use Skipper consultant to to analyze that. 00:06:16
Look at our traffic signal phase. 00:06:22
So what I'm asking is inside. 00:06:24
This two year contract. 00:06:28
What? What occurs differently? 00:06:31
Then if we use them outside this two year contract. 00:06:34
Nothing really. This would keep us from having to maybe bring to you each. 00:06:38
Contractual obligation with different just that you know $2500. 00:06:44
Hi. 00:06:53
Well. 00:06:53
Motion second. 00:06:56
Moved seconded all in favor, say aye aye, Item number three is approved, item number four is authorization. 00:06:58
To reject non competitive bid and authorization to rebid the Juanita Dr. Improvements Phase Two project. Mike. 00:07:05
Yes, sadly, we we did. 00:07:15
Instead of bids, August the 30th on on the wanting to drive phase two imposing processes. 00:07:19
We desperately. 00:07:26
Want to get that going, but since it's an. 00:07:28
Got federal funds involved and this is a not becomes a non competitive vehicle. 00:07:31
It. 00:07:35
It raises the city's risk. 00:07:37
Of. 00:07:39
Not being able to use those funds with a non competitive bid. 00:07:40
What we've done? 00:07:45
Is we have contacted. 00:07:47
The prospective bidders that were at the pre bid comma. 00:07:49
And ask them hey. 00:07:54
You showed an interest in the project. 00:07:55
We didn't receive a bid. 00:07:58
And overwhelmingly, the majority of them said it was just with the timing issue. 00:08:00
What we want to do is wait 30 days, maybe 60 days. We're going to keep contacting some of these. 00:08:05
Contractors pre bid and and see if we can find a window that we can go back and. 00:08:11
Business project again. 00:08:16
Receive more. 00:08:19
Let me say I I really appreciate it, the mayor and I. 00:08:22
I know. 00:08:25
Walt wants this. 00:08:26
Going as as much as I do because it's been. 00:08:27
It's been years. 00:08:31
And and it's been 1. 00:08:32
The the staff has worked so hard on this and Tom. 00:08:35
Getting the. 00:08:38
Rights away and then there was a flooding issue with nine homes and. 00:08:40
It's just been it's been a nightmare for us and for the residents who have. 00:08:44
Many of them have just lost patience with me and and the city and I. 00:08:50
But I've I've stayed in close contact with them and let them know that. 00:08:56
You know this. This is unavoidable and. 00:09:00
To get the project and hopefully even better results. 00:09:03
It's gonna be, it's gonna be yet another delay. 00:09:07
And getting the project started so but hopefully you can. 00:09:10
We'll get the. 00:09:14
Number of bids we need and then we can move forward as fast as possible. 00:09:15
Once the bids are. 00:09:20
Come in and and you award the contract. How long? 00:09:23
Will it take to do this improve? 00:09:26
It's 180 day. 00:09:29
OK. 00:09:32
So we we hope by the end of the year we would have a bit of. 00:09:33
We have. 00:09:37
That's fair. That's what we're saying. 00:09:38
OK. Thank you. 00:09:39
We have. 00:09:41
Before the end of the year. 00:09:43
With us probably another that we'll see late February, early March. 00:09:45
Yeah. 00:09:49
I and I do if there were anyone's watching. I'm sure there are some from the OneDrive area that. 00:09:50
You know this? 00:09:56
Thank you for your patience. 00:09:58
You know, we've been out there how many times? 00:10:00
You know, and house by house, it's been. 00:10:02
Something that should have already been well underway, but it just happened. You know, this is something one of those things that 00:10:06
we can't jeopardize losing the, the, the dollars and with just one bidder. 00:10:11
They could. 00:10:16
Jeopardize our federal funding. And so I. 00:10:19
Begrudgingly agreed. 00:10:23
That this is the best thing for the city, of course, to do. 00:10:26
And in the end, I think we'll get a better project. 00:10:29
One when I did, yes, I did one. 00:10:33
When was the closing period? 00:10:36
For receiving bids. 00:10:38
Well, we went through the normal advertising cross. 00:10:41
And we we have a we have a free bid conference. 00:10:45
A week ahead? 00:10:48
Be it Opus. 00:10:49
And at the prebid opening, it was quite a bit of. 00:10:53
Activity or interest, we had six. 00:10:56
Seems perfectly better. 00:10:58
That bill. 00:11:00
So we anticipate probably 4. 00:11:01
At least three of the six. 00:11:04
Admitting. 00:11:05
Unfortunately that. 00:11:10
And. 00:11:12
And when was the closing date for receiving the bids? 00:11:12
Almost. 00:11:15
The same day you you open them The same day on the yeah. 00:11:17
That's what makes sure you know this is not a reflection on the one bidder. 00:11:22
Ohh, cause they did. You know, I was playing there out of Birmingham. 00:11:25
I was pleased with what I'd seen about their work. 00:11:28
Month Competitive bid in federal funds. 00:11:32
So yes. 00:11:36
Thank you, Mike. 00:11:39
Any other questions for Mike? 00:11:40
Motion to Approve. 00:11:43
2nd. 00:11:45
You gotta first. 00:11:47
And I can make the motion, make the motion. 00:11:48
Moved second all in favor. Say aye, aye. 00:11:53
Item number four is approved. Item number 5 is approval of a professional services contract with John B Galloway for annual bridge 00:11:56
inspection and reporting. 00:12:00
The total is $64,900, selling well. 00:12:04
Thank you, Councillor. 00:12:08
And. 00:12:11
I will. 00:12:14
Read all that, you just said. Or I'm just saying any. 00:12:14
This is our annual contract for. 00:12:19
Inspect. 00:12:21
With Mr. Galloway. 00:12:22
Your package includes the. 00:12:24
The full scope of work that comes with this contract. 00:12:26
In addition to the bridge inspections that he do, he handles all of our administrative functions. 00:12:29
They go along with that inspection, which is a fairly comprehensive. 00:12:35
Process to report all of these findings to both the state and federal. 00:12:39
Of. 00:12:44
Reporting agencies. 00:12:45
He also supports us with any kind of maintenance or engineering. 00:12:46
Work that we do. 00:12:50
You in address. 00:12:51
Bruised. 00:12:53
This year we have a total of 17 structures that will be inspected. 00:12:54
And and that. 00:12:59
Yeah. 00:13:01
$4900. 00:13:01
We do cover this out of our opera. 00:13:03
Sylvan. 00:13:06
Mr. Green. 00:13:08
At one point I remember that you gave. 00:13:09
If I can. 00:13:12
Recollect. 00:13:13
The. The. 00:13:15
Not only the number of bridges, but the ages of those bridge. 00:13:16
So we have a total of 45 bridge structures that we maintain. 00:13:20
OK. And they range in entering in in age fairly wide? 00:13:25
Anywhere from that 55 year old to we just got a couple of. 00:13:31
So. 00:13:37
Albright Rd. 00:13:39
So they they they span in that age. 00:13:42
Engineering department has put together a portfolio of all of our bridge effort. 00:13:45
To show kind of where these bridges fall and what we expect. 00:13:52
Read. 00:13:55
Life cycle. 00:13:57
Of the. 00:13:58
For there are couple of bridges that we have. 00:13:59
Radar. 00:14:02
For concern. 00:14:03
1. 00:14:04
Really. 00:14:06
Blvd. Right there. 00:14:07
Right. 00:14:09
And the other one is the bridge over at. 00:14:10
So those are. 00:14:13
Structures that are. 00:14:14
They are. 00:14:17
Posted. 00:14:18
Inspect. 00:14:21
Thank you. 00:14:24
What's What's the little end of the big end on these 17? 00:14:26
Of the 17 bridges in this, what's what's at the top end? 00:14:31
Size wise and what's at the bottom end? 00:14:36
The house on the top end, the biggest bridge we got is is is probably the one over steel. 00:14:39
That that we got inspected that's on the on the top. 00:14:44
The smaller in in in that British structure we also include covenants. 00:14:47
And some of those holders are only. 00:14:53
Maybe 20 feet long. 00:14:58
So. 00:14:59
Again, small to very large. 00:15:01
I don't have any other questions. Motion second. 00:15:05
Moved and seconded. All in favor, say aye. Item number 5 is approved, item number six is approval to enter. 00:15:08
And do minor public works contract with Crimson Insulation for reinstallation of Energy Recovery Unit chilled water, coal. That's 00:15:14
a lot to say there. 1585 dollars. Tim, welcome. 00:15:19
Thank you. 00:15:25
So this work is pretty much exactly what you've got here is to remove. 00:15:25
Existing insulation around the unit. 00:15:29
Doesn't work and then reinsulate. 00:15:34
That work was damaged from a water leak. 00:15:36
Because it's one. 00:15:40
And it is funded through our Facilities Maintenance operating budget. 00:15:42
Motion second, move second. All in favor? Say aye. 00:15:48
Item number six is approved. Item number seven is approval. 00:15:52
Of modern public Works contract with Taylor Electric to replace light at River District Park. The total of $1600 Correct welcome. 00:15:55
Thank you, Sir. Good afternoon, councillor. Good afternoon. 00:16:02
As I said, we're gonna need. 00:16:05
$1600 contract with Taylor Electric to replace the light. 00:16:08
So. 00:16:16
Where's money coming out of? 00:16:17
Out of our. 00:16:20
2nd. 00:16:22
Move second. 00:16:23
All the favor say aye item number seven is approved. Item number 8 is an authorization for the mayor to sign a memorandum. 00:16:24
Of understanding with Rubicon technologies. 00:16:31
Chris or Jason, whoever wants to take the floor, please. Thank you. 00:16:34
Afternoon, Council, this is. 00:16:40
This is a MU company called Rubicon for. 00:16:44
Route and guidance and. 00:16:49
Vehicle Fleet Fleet Vehicle maintenance for ESD. 00:16:51
They will provide us with a 90 day. 00:16:55
Free trial of their of their software, so this is an MU for that. 00:16:58
There's no dollars associate. 00:17:04
With this and if. 00:17:08
If at the end of that trial, we would be interested in. 00:17:09
And pursuing it then we would come back to you again with. 00:17:12
An actual. 00:17:14
Contract with cost. 00:17:15
Describe one more time what it does. You said I. 00:17:16
Turn by turn route guidance and Chris can probably speak better, but his route management system. 00:17:20
We'll install it on ten of our trucks. It allows us to upload our routes for garbage, trash and recycling. 00:17:25
Monitor the routes. Make sure the truck drivers know turn by turn where to go. That's a big deal with all the guys we got now in 00:17:31
the turnovers. Put them in a truck. 00:17:35
Saying this is the route you run. This gives them time by turn directions, kind of like a. 00:17:39
Google Maps type thing, but it is coordinated to with our accounts through the city. 00:17:44
And it lets us know all garbage service. 00:17:49
Her house. 00:17:52
And it will let us monitor. Hey, this house has been served. This one has. 00:17:53
And so forth. So it's a route. Got it. 00:17:57
And a route monitoring system that let us. 00:18:00
Monitor the efficiency of our routes as well as give turn by turn direct. 00:18:02
Do you? 00:18:06
Just working. 00:18:07
Yes. 00:18:08
On that. 00:18:09
System. 00:18:11
Will you? 00:18:12
Manually. 00:18:14
Do that for the round. 00:18:16
How How would that be? 00:18:18
So we'll take it all of our accounts that are active in munis. 00:18:20
And then we'll upload them into Ezra GIS Rock and then it's uploaded from there Rubicon. 00:18:23
How long is the no cost pilot? 00:18:31
Study. 00:18:33
It's 90 days from. 00:18:34
When we finish. 00:18:36
So they'll. 00:18:38
Upload all of our data, send us the device. 00:18:39
Everything. 00:18:42
90 days starts from when? 00:18:43
Thank you. 00:18:45
Currently we have a route management system and only our garbage trucks. 00:18:47
So we use a company called Fleet Mine currently. 00:18:52
And working, we're comparing these two to each other. 00:18:55
So we can have it in all of our trucks. 00:18:59
Including trash and recycle. 00:19:01
Sorry. 00:19:04
Second moved and seconded. All in favor, Say aye. 00:19:06
Item number 8 is approved. 00:19:10
Item number 9 is authorization to execute a contract with J Cunningham LLC for runway 12-30 SEAL and airfield markings. Project 00:19:12
yeah, welcome. 00:19:17
Good afternoon. We've been working through a ALDOT based grant that's 5050 between US and the state. 00:19:22
We went to bid last Tuesday and had good results. 00:19:29
Came under bid for J Cunningham, coming in at $313,833.30. 00:19:34
That would be for their contract, but this will fall under the total grant amount. 00:19:41
Which will be 412,833. 00:19:45
So for this portion, it's just for the contract award, but that will be reimbursed with the AL dot current. 00:19:49
5050. 00:19:55
You'll get the 50% half of that from ALDI. 00:19:56
The total half out of the whole grant include the engineering services, our portion will be $206,417. 00:19:59
That's paid out of our airport improvement fund. 00:20:06
Questions. 00:20:10
Committee member. 00:20:11
Umm. 00:20:13
Let me say, Jeff, thank you so much for all of the diligence and the work, the hard work that you're putting into our airport. 00:20:14
And going after. 00:20:21
Resources to to better our. 00:20:23
Our community. 00:20:25
Mr. Chair, I have no. 00:20:27
Questions. If not. 00:20:29
I would like to make a motion. 00:20:30
That we accept. 00:20:32
Got a motion on the table? 00:20:34
And Jeff, this seal coat. 00:20:36
It's a rejuvenator that if we do nothing to pavement, it'll reach its life cycle sooner. So. 00:20:41
That if we do nothing to pavement. 00:20:48
It'll. 00:20:52
It'll get to its end of life cycle about 20 years. If we do these types of treatments, which is kind of a new top layer, it'll 00:20:53
extend that life out to possibly 25 or 25 plus years. 00:20:58
So our newer payments were trying to do payment maintenance. 00:21:04
To extend the life of that initial investment. On each of those those pieces of portions are pieces of the airfield at the 00:21:07
airport. 00:21:10
OK. 00:21:14
2nd. 00:21:15
Moved and seconded all in favor. Say aye item number 9 is. 00:21:15
Approved item number 10 is authorization to enter into a construction contract with John Platt Company for the Snow Hinton Park 00:21:20
Improvement. 00:21:24
Project and the total is 10,274,000, seven 66. 00:21:27
64 Eric welcome. Thank you Councillor. 00:21:34
So this is to award the 17 park improvements. 00:21:37
To John Platt, we've got. 00:21:41
Lauren Pratt and Steve Provost with boards. 00:21:43
There are the designers on this project. They've got a presentation they like to go through with you guys. 00:21:46
And I'll just kind of talk through the project, sounds good. Thank you. Welcome. 00:21:51
Ohh. 00:21:55
Welcome. 00:21:56
Great. 00:21:59
Thank you. 00:22:01
Appreciate you having us here. I'm Steve Provo with BARGE Design Solutions and the Landscape Architect for the design. 00:22:03
Of Snow Hinton Park, and I'm here with my colleague Lauren Pratt. He's the lead civil engineer on the project. 00:22:09
And this project started several years ago and we wanted to do a quick. 00:22:15
Overview of the process and the master plan. 00:22:19
To remind everybody of. 00:22:23
Of where we came from, how we got here. 00:22:25
And the intention of the project. 00:22:28
So these are the items we want to cover. I want to briefly go over the the basis of design, the existing conditions, the 00:22:32
information we got from the public which was critical in driving the scope of work for the project. 00:22:39
I will review the full master plan and show you the pieces of it that were included in this phase. One piece. 00:22:46
And then during the construction document. 00:22:53
Phase of the project. 00:22:56
We identified. 00:22:57
A few alternates that could be bid that they would give the city some options for what they could take or or include in the 00:22:59
project or not. So I'll review what those are. 00:23:04
I want to go over. We built a model of the project. I wanna go over and show you some of the images. 00:23:10
This is going to be a fantastic project when it's completed and we want to give you some images of what it will look like and then 00:23:15
we're also looking at some options for value engineering on the project to. 00:23:20
And consider some other options for cost savings. 00:23:26
So today, as you all know the the park is wide open. It's a well loved site. 00:23:30
There is not really enough to do out in this in this park, but people do use it quite a bit. 00:23:36
There is. 00:23:43
Vehicles that go right through the site. We did a site analysis of this project. 00:23:45
Site to determine the pros and cons and what we would want to maintain and utilize on the site and what we possibly would want to 00:23:50
change. 00:23:53
One of the key things that we've noticed. 00:23:58
Is difficult for pedestrians or bicyclists to get to the site, particularly on this area of McFarland Blvd. Due to the high 00:24:00
traffic there, but it was also some challenges on the interior because we had vehicular traffic. 00:24:07
Driving directly through the middle of the site. 00:24:14
There are also some structures on the site. 00:24:17
That are in moderate or poor condition that we wanted to consider replacing or upgrading and then we also wanted to see how we 00:24:20
could activate the site more than it is being activated now the The Walking trail seems to be the primary. 00:24:28
Primary use on the site. 00:24:36
One of the things that's super important about Snow Hidden Park is a lot of people live very close to it. 00:24:38
Within a one mile radius there are over at least at the time that this was done, which was in 2020. 00:24:45
There were over 5600 housing units within that one mile radius, so. 00:24:51
There's a lot of people live right nearby. 00:24:57
And that want to utilize the part and when we talk to the public. 00:25:00
About which parks and the system they used the most. Snow Hinton Park was by far the most popular park that people went to. 00:25:04
So it's critical that we. 00:25:13
Enhance and improve. 00:25:16
What is happening out there so for better public experience? 00:25:19
We engaged the Elevate Committee on two separate occasions. During at least two separate occasions, I presented the the Master 00:25:23
Plan and Draft Master Plan to them twice in 2020 and then we also had a public. 00:25:31
Import input. 00:25:39
Phase. 00:25:42
During which we were just about to kick off. When COVID happened, we put all of that on hold and in public and did an online. 00:25:43
Public input process, which nonetheless still got an enormous amount of feedback from the public. 00:25:53
We also. 00:26:00
Put out a public survey so we got specific information back around what people were interested in doing. 00:26:02
And what facilities people would like to see at the park and just very briefly the these are the top. 00:26:10
Items. 00:26:17
On the left side of the screen are the items, in green are the items that people said we must have out of the park. In yellow are 00:26:18
the items that would be nice to have. 00:26:24
And the blue are the items that the public said would be they're not interested in. 00:26:29
So on the right side of the screen, we boiled that down. Those are the top 10 responses when you combine must have items with nice 00:26:35
to have items. 00:26:39
And as we programmed this master plan, we were able to include. 00:26:44
The majority of the items that people ask for that they thought were a combination of must have and would be nice to have. Could 00:26:49
you back up in the park please? I think so. 00:26:54
Yeah. 00:27:00
Just just a second. 00:27:01
Splash. 00:27:07
I don't know. 00:27:14
OK. Thank you. You're welcome. 00:27:15
One of the things I would like to point out about this survey also that we we also asked the public. 00:27:17
What they would like to see programmed out of the park and what I can tell you is the number one item. 00:27:23
That the public asked for. They'd like to see programmed that the park was public. 00:27:29
Community events, festivals. 00:27:34
Markets, concerts, pickup games, things like that. So people wanted to be able to use this part. 00:27:36
With the rest of the community and have community events out of the park. 00:27:44
And so the master plan was developed. 00:27:48
With that in mind. 00:27:51
What we wanted to do was activate the what we would call the the more dead areas of the site, which is the east side of the site 00:27:53
is a bit hidden from from view. We wanted to activate that area. We also wanted to minimize conflict between vehicles and 00:27:58
pedestrians on the site. 00:28:04
So what this plan does? 00:28:10
Is it creates activity around the area that we call the ellipse. 00:28:12
Which is obvious the ellipse area in on the eastern central portion of the site. 00:28:16
We have, you know, 4 quad turf quads out there for any sorts of events, from pickup games to concerts to. 00:28:21
Festivals and it is looped by a pathway. 00:28:29
And that connects into the rest of the existing pathway that's out on the park today. 00:28:33
This plan includes a replacement of the existing restroom Pavilion building. 00:28:40
With a new restroom building. 00:28:45
And um. 00:28:47
And then we also are replacing the existing. 00:28:48
Hexagon. 00:28:55
The hexagon. 00:28:57
Pavilion. 00:28:59
It also makes improvements to the existing rectangular pavilion. 00:29:00
One of the key things that we did on this project plan though is to. 00:29:05
Enhance the north parking lot and the South parking lot, but disconnect the. 00:29:09
Vehicular access through the middle of the park so the central spine of the park still exists. 00:29:15
But it is. 00:29:22
Designed to be a pedestrian corridor with minimal vehicle access. 00:29:23
So it has bollards that will allow for limited access onto the onto the central corridor. If you wanted food trucks or you want 00:29:27
maintenance vehicles out there, or if you need an emergency vehicle out there, there's still access. 00:29:34
But day-to-day, that would be a pedestrian, pedestrian area. 00:29:40
It's one of the key areas of the site, though, because it's lined with beautiful shade trees. 00:29:44
So we wanted to keep that and and and enhance it. 00:29:49
Of that master plan, the areas that are focused on for this. 00:29:58
For implementation, are the items and the areas on the east side, so it includes the ellipse. 00:30:03
The The Walking path around it, the corridor that I just mentioned, which was is being pedestrianized. 00:30:10
The Central Plaza, which is the East West Plaza you see they're connecting the restroom building and the pavilion. 00:30:17
And then? 00:30:26
Gateways on the North and South end of those of that ellipse. 00:30:27
Connecting to the North and South parking areas. 00:30:32
Importantly, it also includes the areas to the southwest corner and the north. 00:30:34
West Corner, those are the areas we call gateways. 00:30:41
Those are visual and. 00:30:44
And physical pedestrian connections into the park. We wanted to be able to announce the part so when people are passing by on 00:30:47
McFarland they see enhancements to to the park and and and see improvements. 00:30:54
Here as well as what's happening in the interior. 00:31:01
Key to this. 00:31:04
Project is really to activate the space. 00:31:06
There. The space is so large and wide open right now, it's easy to feel very alone out there and to feel potentially unsafe. 00:31:09
So there are items that don't necessarily show up physically on a master plan like this. 00:31:18
Such as new lighting security cameras. 00:31:23
And and Wi-Fi data. 00:31:26
And that will help keep this space safer. But what's really going to help the space be safer and feel safer is to have more people 00:31:30
there. 00:31:33
So to give. 00:31:37
Items or facilities for people to use and to be able to utilize will attract more people. 00:31:39
And. 00:31:44
And having programs out on the site will also activate the space. 00:31:47
I mentioned that there are alternates in the CDs. 00:31:52
These are the alternates, primarily what they include. 00:31:54
At a high level, C's construction documents. So the construction documents are the set of plans. 00:31:58
That the contractor used to base his bid. 00:32:05
And in those construction documents, we identified some areas that could be considered to. 00:32:10
To. 00:32:16
Included in the cost of the project and two of them are those two gateway areas that I just mentioned at the Northeast and. 00:32:17
I mean the northwest and southwest corners of the site. 00:32:25
And then there's also a number of elements, areas on the pedestrian hardscape areas on the interior where the ellipse is. 00:32:28
That are. 00:32:36
Enhanced concrete. They're coloured. 00:32:38
Stamped concrete and we could. 00:32:42
Alternately, use. 00:32:45
Construction or concrete pavers for those areas. 00:32:48
The idea is to enhance those areas and give them a a visual boost. 00:32:51
And then another one of the alternate. 00:32:55
Has to do with the maintenance building and the maintenance facility around it. 00:32:58
We created a model of the site and I'll quickly go through what these views look like. This is looking down that pedestrianized, 00:33:04
pedestrianized. 00:33:08
Pedestrianized corridor from the north to the South. 00:33:12
There is limited access for vehicles here, including, as you can see there, food trucks. A place to plug in food trucks and have 00:33:16
them at the interior of the park. 00:33:20
And then what we're looking at, the foreground is the pedestrian entrance to the park. 00:33:24
This is of you looking. 00:33:29
Toward the maintenance facility. 00:33:30
In the background with the copper roof. 00:33:33
And then and the ellipse pathway is right there at the central coming off one of the primary gateway areas. 00:33:36
This is the central Plaza at the the new pavilion. This area includes a lot of activation, including. 00:33:42
Permanent. 00:33:51
Ping pong. 00:33:52
Tables. 00:33:53
There's corn hole and there's bacci and there's lots of places to sit, including the seat wall, the planter walls that run down 00:33:54
this. 00:33:58
Corridor. 00:34:03
Which you see at the center. 00:34:05
This is a view from one of the gateways. This is the southwest gateway overlooking back into the open space in the background of 00:34:07
the park. So the intention there is to enhance that corner so. 00:34:13
Has a nice visual impact. 00:34:18
From the from the street. 00:34:20
And then this is the pedestrian entrance from the South parking lot. You can see the new restroom building over in the far back on 00:34:22
the far back. 00:34:26
Left. 00:34:31
We're looking at and working with the city staff to consider potential value engineering items. 00:34:33
And this is a list of some of the ones that are being considered. 00:34:39
By city staff at this point. 00:34:43
The ones at the very top and in the middle. A lot of those have to do with. 00:34:45
The fibre and data. 00:34:51
Out in the project site as well as some of the grading and the way we. 00:34:54
Have that grading work done. 00:35:00
What's important as far as the scope of work are the items at the bottom there. 00:35:01
Which? 00:35:06
Include a number of items. 00:35:07
For to including reducing the electric vehicle charger. 00:35:10
Removing the new water fountain by the existing, what I call the rectangular pavilion. 00:35:17
Renew portions of sidewalk. 00:35:23
Next to the South parking lot, I'll show you these on a graphic in just a minute so you can see where they are. 00:35:26
The ellipse path is now 12 feet wide. 00:35:32
There's a thought to reduce that down to 10. 00:35:35
There are a number of seat walls that you saw in some of the graphics that we could reduce some of those those items. 00:35:38
There are 6. 00:35:45
Seat wall planters in the center of this of the central Plaza. 00:35:47
We could reduce two of those. 00:35:51
And remove two of them. 00:35:53
All of the turf, the grass out on the side, is intended to be sawed at this point. We could do that with seeding or hydroseeding. 00:35:56
And then some changes to the irrigation system and the way that that was put in. 00:36:03
Or it was planned and also to reduce some of the play items out in the? 00:36:07
UM Central Plaza, including reduced taking, removing one of the BOCCI courts. 00:36:13
And one of the ping pong tables. 00:36:18
And then there's also some decorative or black metal fencing that's. 00:36:22
Intended to kind of quadrant off this interior of the park from the vehicular parking lots. 00:36:26
Those are safety. 00:36:33
So this is where those are. 00:36:34
On the. 00:36:37
On the plan itself, and we can. 00:36:38
If you want to discuss any of these, but. 00:36:40
Generally. 00:36:43
They include removing those starting from the middle. 00:36:45
North or the Central? 00:36:49
Plaza. 00:36:52
There's 6 planters removing two of those. 00:36:53
Taking out the bocci cord or one of the ping pong tables, reducing. 00:36:56
We have two EV chargers. 00:37:00
Removing one of those at section of sidewalk is identified. 00:37:03
There's a number, there's the areas of low fence. All of that was considered for removing. 00:37:07
There's a number of seat walls. We could cut that down by half. 00:37:12
And and as I mentioned, reducing the width. 00:37:16
Of the the new pathway from 12:00 to. 00:37:19
To 10 feet. 00:37:23
So those are some of the options that are being considered. 00:37:24
Lastly on this graphic, which doesn't show up on the on the other one is removing the new drinking fountain which is proposed for 00:37:29
next to the rectangular. 00:37:33
Pavilion. 00:37:37
Along with the the water line that feeds it. 00:37:40
And then? 00:37:45
This piece is a color graphic showing the which areas could be changed from sod to seed or hydroseed. 00:37:46
And those would be the areas in the pinkish red color. 00:37:54
Green would be areas of sod. 00:37:57
Primarily to stabilize the verges of the pathways. 00:38:00
And then the tank is for the. 00:38:05
Replace and rather than using sod, using using seed. 00:38:08
As a very quick overview of a process that took many years. 00:38:13
To put into place. 00:38:17
To remind you of what the master plan is and also an overview of some of the items that are under consideration for. 00:38:19
Value Engineer do all of. 00:38:27
Based on the the. 00:38:31
Drawing that we have here and depending on what. 00:38:33
Extras we decide to k