Bridge project, fieldhouse fee on Monday council agenda

The Worthington City Council is scheduled to award a bid on the Olson Park Pedestrian Bridge Project during its meeting Monday evening.


The project includes a 130 feet by 8 feet steel structured bridge, appropriate bridge foundations, concrete sidewalks connecting to the trail and removal of the existing bridge. The engineers estimate for the project was $440,465.00. The city received four bids, with the low bid being $400,274.20 and the high bid being $755,140.


In a related matter, council members will consider a proposal from Short Elliott Hendrickson that will allow the engineering to provide contract administration and construction services for the bridge project in the amount of $43,751. Those services would include construction observation, pre-construction and post-construction videotaping, administration and record keeping of the project, review of shop drawings, reviewing and approving contractors pay request; and performing a final walk through punch list and completing any close-out paperwork.


Also Monday, the council will also consider a proposed fee structure from JBS Fieldhouse staff for the use of the fieldhouse. The fees proposed would include the following daily fees: age 6 and under, free; ages 7-12, $2; and ages 13 and over, $5. The following are proposed rental rates: field rental (half), $60; batting cage (half-hour), $10; meeting room (hour) $15; and mezzanine (hour), $30. JBS Fieldhouse staff anticipates that they will be adjusting those fees in the future. They also see they’re aware that at some point there may be a need for a monthly or yearly pass, but at this time they want to see user demographics and consider other possible fee options.


Also on the agenda is an announcement on an Amelia Earhart sculpture planned for the community on city-owned property.




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