Laserfiche WebLink
-Bid opening on Thursday, September 2. The final engineers estimate on phase two is $556,692. <br />-City qualifies contractor and awards contract to lowest qualified bidder on Monday September 13. <br />-Last day for contractor to return executed construction contract on Tuesday Sept 28 <br />-City issues Notice to Proceed on Wed Sept 29 at the earliest (generally the City tries to work with the <br />Contractor to issue NTP on a day that works with the contactor’s schedule) <br />-Estimated first day of construction on Thursday, Sept. 30 per APWA GSP <br />-Assuming 34 working day construction timeline, project complete on Thursday Nov 18 with one <br />Holiday (Veteran’s Day) best case and no weather days. <br /> <br />Washington Park Update-Washington park remains busy throughout the month of August. With the burn ban <br />that is currently still in effect we still have had many campers and park visitors. We have had a community <br />member reach out to Bob and I and she has interest in helping get upgraded firepits for down at the beach. <br />We hope to get firepit rings that are like what is in the campsites and more of the m for down at the beach. <br />Will keep you posted on this project. <br /> <br />Crew Update- I have been really happy with all the extra work the Parks Crew have put in this summer and <br />this past month. With all the extra services at the cemetery, Steve Philipps is workin g a flex schedule to cover <br />the lakes over the weekends and to AJ Yost who also has worked a flex sch edule or worked extra to cover <br />Sunday adult league softball games. We are down to just five seasonal parks staff, and like each year we will <br />be sad to see them leave. <br /> <br />TTP Update- The Tommy Thompson Parkway trestle has had some repairs this past month. We had 8 boards <br />break on the actual trestle and then we also had to repair the asphalt on part of the causeway. Thanks to <br />Public Works for helping us make the repairs. The trail count number for the month of August is 17,896. <br /> <br />Field Use Update- Soccer season is here. AJ and crew have been busy getting Smiley’s, Storvik and soon <br />Kiwanis Meadow field ready for play. New this year you will see the younger teams p laying in the outfield of <br />Volunteer baseball field on Saturday’s. Also, a few teams will be using th e outfields of both MDD and Daniels <br />baseball fields for practices. Baseball teams will continue to use MDD and Daniels field this fall for “Fall Ball <br />Baseball/ Fastpitch”. The Lady Blackhawk fastpitch team is up to two teams and have been regular users on <br />MDD. We are not finished putting the field house batting cage nets up, but we will be working with the <br />Baseball Club to get the nets up before the end of S eptember. <br /> <br />Nicole Johnston, Parks Manager <br /> <br /> <br />Parks and Anacortes Community Forest Lands Report <br /> <br />Open Streets Fun <br />Special thanks to Bicycle/Pedestrian Czar Warren Tessler and the many volunteers that made the 7 th Annual <br />Open Streets so successful. It was tru ly a pleasure to be part of a day with so many smiling faces. It was <br />hard not to feel the palpable joy watching the bicycle skills course set up by the Anacortes Mountain Bike <br />Team. Tiny bicyclists having such fun. It really inspires one to try and make th is a reality in our community. <br /> <br />Rotary Club Cap Sante Trail Project <br />Throughout August we have had a variety of site visits including GeoEngineers, hired by the Rotary Club to <br />do the required biological report, as well as the Samish Nation to make sure we a re not going to disturb any <br />important historical sites. So far, feedback from all involved has been positive. <br />