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to ~`N~ F MEETING DATE: 10/04/10 <br />ITEM NO: <br />cos cAtos COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT <br />DATE: SEPTEMBER 20, 2010 <br />T0: MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL <br />FROM: GREG CARSON, TOWN MANAGER <br />SUBJECT: PPW JOB NO. 10-03 PARKS AND PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT UPGRADE <br />PROJECT <br />AUTHORIZE THE TOWN MANAGER TO EXECUTE A CONSTRUCTION <br />SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH ROSS RECREATION IN AN AMOUNT <br />NOT TO EXCEED $108,096. <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />Authorize the Town Manager to execute a construction services agreement with Ross Recreation <br />in an amount not to exceed $108,096. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />The adopted Capital Irnprovement Program (CIP) for FY 2010/11 - 2014/15 designates funding <br />for various infrastructure improvement projects in order to improve and enhance the quality of <br />life ui the community. Park Playground Equipment Improvements is one of the projects <br />included in the Town's approved CIP budget. This project will bring the playground equipment <br />at Bachman, Belgatos, and Blossom Hill Parks into compliance with current ADA guidelines and <br />consumer products safety standards. The FY 2010/11 Capital Budget designates funding in the <br />amount of $162,000 for the completion of these improvements. <br />DISCUSSION: <br />The playground equipment located at Baclunan, Belgatos, and Blossom Hill parks is between 15 <br />and 20 years old, and no longer meets current ADA and consumer products safety requirements. <br />In order to meet the new standards, the equipment must be either retrofitted or replaced. Due to <br />liability issues, retrofitting play lots can be performed only by the original manufacturer or their <br />authorized distributor. Other manufacturers may be technically qualified to perform the <br />retrofitting work, but are not willing to absorb the liability associated with the original design of <br />`~Q <br />PREPARED BY: TODD CAPURSO <br />Director of Parks and Public Works <br />Reviewed by:~~~_Assistant Town Manager ~wn Attorney Clerk Administrator <br />~~inance Community evelopment <br />N:\PPW\MANAGEMENT\COllNCIL.\COUNCIL REPORTS\2010 Reports\October 4\Playgrou~rd Upgrade Projectdocx ~N~ ~MJy~~~~~'~~• <br />