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November 15, 2010: Public Lands and Buildings Committee

The Public Lands & Buildings Committee will meet on Monday, November 15, 2010 immediately following the Special Meeting of Council to discuss ordering equipment for the Spray Ground and to review the layout and the proposed features.
David A. Frey, Chairman
November 15, 2010: Public Lands and Buildings Committee

The Public Lands & Buildings Committee met on Monday, November 15th, 2010 at 7:20 P.M. Present were Committee members Councilman Frey, Councilman Ward and Councilman Marko. Also present were Councilman Fisher, Councilman Schlessel, Councilman Gambetese, Councilman LoPresti, Service Director Rick Glady, City Engineer Jeff Filarski, and Pool Director Julie David.
The meeting was called to review the final proposed layout of the Splash Park and let the City Engineer, Jeff Filarski, present the design from Rain Drop.
The Committee Chair began by stating the purpose of the meeting and turned it over to the City Engineer to present the concept drawings.
Mr. Filarski began by briefly discussing the US Communities Government Purchasing Alliance. The US Communities Alliance is purchasing cooperative that allows governmental agencies to get the best overall supplier government pricing. The City Engineer explained that we were planning on using US Communities to purchase the equipment for the Splash Park, and explained that after doing some research we would be eligible to participate in the program. He also told the committee that we still planned to go out to bid for the equipment installation with the exception of the one large feature which would be installed by Rain Drop due to some specialized installation concerns.
The City Engineer presented 3 story boards to the committee detailing the layout of the features and the overall Splash Park. There are four proposed areas to be color coded by age group. The areas will include attractions for 2 - 4 year olds, 4 - 8 year olds, a tween area and the area with the large play structure. The attractions discussed included some ground effects, creature features, water cannons, misting benches, a dumping Palm Tree, a Trio of different above ground features, water slides and the main attraction that will include a large dump bucket, slides and various other water features. The City Engineer also presented an animated "flyover" to show what the Splash park would look like operating in 3D.
Both the City Engineer and the Service Director explained that we would be recalculating the water to operate the features and that we would be using UV light to keep the water clean.
Councilman Fisher asked about the ability to remove and reinstall the attractions. The City Engineer explained that the installation of the equipment would use an Omni Pod supplied by Rain Drop and that the omni pods were embedded into the ground and the attractions were easily bolted down. The Omni pod concept also allows for additional attractions to be added in the future or older or less popular attractions could be swapped out. There have also been some discussions with Rain Drop doing some pilot testing of new features using the Brainard Splash Park.
The Law Director provided some additional details on the US Communities Purchasing Alliance and reiterated that the City would be eligible to participate in the program.
Councilman Ward asked if the committee needed to make any motions or take any action at this meeting. The Committee Chair explained that no action was required this evening and that the final costs for the plans presented by the City Engineer would be on Board of Control at the December 6th meeting.
With no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:50 P.M.
Respectfully submitted,
David A. Frey, Chairman

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