November 14, 2017 4:45 a.m.
The Roseburg City Council awarded bids for construction of a splash pad at Fir Grove Park and for the installation of a Precision Approach Path Indicator at the Roseburg Regional Airport, during its meeting on Monday night.
Public Works Director Nikki Messenger reminded councilors that the splash pad had originally been out for bid in the spring, but the bids received were a lot higher than the engineers estimate. Messenger said staff reworked the project making some changes to reduce the project’s cost. She said some items removed from the project could be added back at a later date. The low bidder this time was Classic Design and Construction from Eugene. They bid just under $358,000. The council awarded the company’s bid unanimously. They will be given 120 days to complete their work. City staff will install the playground equipment at the splash pad as part of the cost saving measures. Messenger said the splash pad should be open by June 1st of next year. It will be located adjacent to the soccer fields on the south side of Fir Grove Park.
Councilors also awarded a bid for the installation of the Precision Approach Path Indicator at the airport. Nikki Messenger said a federal grant is paying for 90% of the project with some state funding helping as well. Messenger called the project ‘critical”. The indicator will allow the city to obtain a waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration which will allow the reinstatement of the nighttime instrument approach at the airport for class A and B aircraft. Councilors also agreed to waive the requirements for performance and payment bonds for the project. Tomco Electric of Bend bid just over $118,000 for their work.