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File #: 1119-2023    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/5/2023 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 5/1/2023 Final action: 5/3/2023
Title: To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to enter into contract with Tyevco for the Glenwood Park Natural Area Improvements Project; to authorize the transfer of $359,690.00 within the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund; to authorize the amendment of the 2022 Capital Improvements Budget; to authorize the expenditure of $359,690.00 from the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($359,690.00)
Attachments: 1. Legislation - Glenwood Park Natural Area Improvements Construction - FINAL - ATTACHMENT

Background: This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to enter into contract with Tyevco for the Glenwood Park Natural Area Improvements Project. The contract amount is $282,690.00, with a contingency of $75,000.00, for a total of $357,690.00. An additional $2,000.00 is being authorized for interdepartmental inspections and fees for a total of $359,690.00 being authorized by this ordinance.

This ordinance will enable improvements to an eight acre natural area of Glenwood Park that is adjacent to Broad Street. The construction will include an ADA accessible natural trail, including vernal pool and wetland enhancements. The project will also include improvements to park signage and park amenities. Improved park boundaries will also be established by this project, improving the aesthetics along the entrance into the Hilltop Neighborhood along the Broad Street frontage of this park. Access and safety to this area of the park will also be improved by replacing deteriorated stairs. Safety will further be improved by removing trash and debris, including homeless camps.

For years, the local community has advocated for beautification of the Greater Hilltop Area as presented in the Envision Hilltop: A Community Plan for Shared Success (https://www.envisionhilltop.com/). Neighborhood volunteer groups, including Friends of Glenwood Park and the Highland West Civic Association, have partnered with the City to remove litter, invasive plant species, as well as dead, dying, and diseased trees. These efforts reflect the Hilltop Community’s desire to revitalize this underutilized eight acre natural space of Glenwood Park. The goals to be achieved with improving Glenwood Park include creating additional safer access points, improving the line of sight in the park, and enhancing overall site safety for the community.

Vendor Bid/Proposal Submissions (ODI designation status):

Bids were advertised through Vendor Services, in accorda...

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