Project planned at Olen Park
By Bert Lehman
The enclosed shelter in Olen Park will be receiving a facelift.
Clintonville Parks and Recreation Director Justin McAuly told the Parks and Recreation Committee at its Feb. 28 meeting that he’d like to move forward with the renovations of the city’s enclosed shelter in Olen Park.
The Clintonville City Council had previously approved the renovations of the enclosed shelter instead of approving replacing the original open shelter in Olen Park, McAuly said. The amount approved for the renovations for the enclosed shelter is $27,000.
McAuly told the committee that he planned to have the renovations done in phases. He said he anticipated three or four phases, adding that he’d like to complete all phases by the end of the year.
“I already got a bid from Torbergs, but I’d like to go out and get a couple of other bids,” McAuly told the committee.
He asked the committee for guidance if the Torbergs’ bid is higher than other bids. He asked the committee if he should accept Torbergs’ bid if it is within a certain percentage of the other bids.
“I know we can probably get product cheaper elsewhere, but I’d like to give Torbergs the opportunity to match or come within a certain percentage,” McAuly said.
Committee Chairman Steve Kettenhoven said since the renovations will be done in stages, it would probably be easier to get the materials from a local business.
Committee member Jim Supanich said he’d also like the city to obtain the materials from a local company if possible. He added that the committee would have to look at final numbers when they are received and then make a decision.
McAuly said the first phase of the project would be the exterior of the building. He said around 90 percent of the labor will be done “in-house.” Students from Clintonville High School will also help with certain portions of the projects. Students probably won’t help during the first phase of the renovations because McAuly said he’d like to complete the first phase before the rental season begins.
The first phase includes a new steel roof, soffit and fascia, side steel, doors and windows.
Estimated costs, based on the one bid received so far include:
• $6,800 – strip and steel roof and sidewalls
• $1,000 – exterior doors
• $1,000 – soffit and fascia
• $4,125 for 15 windows
McAuly said the prices are not set in stone, but will not be more than the amounts listed.
The committee recommended to council to approve the color forest green for the roof, wainscoating, soffit, fascia and corner trim, and to match the siding to the existing Lions shelter.
The committee also approved to allow McAuly to move forward with the rest of the first phase of the renovations.