Status updates on parks projects
Shelley Billingsley, engineering director, gave a status update on the lakefront water feature. Camosy Construction experienced a delay in a manufacturing shipment; the shipments were broken into two. The underground material will be coming first, then the features. The last manifold for the underground work will be arriving this week. Then, they will be pouring the foundation of the seawall between the walking path and the splash pad. They had to move a conduit line. The remainder of the concrete should be finished in the next couple of weeks. The projected ending date is late August/early September.
Jeff Warnock, parks superintendent, said that the city has been helping with the CORP Plans by doing some of the work in-house. The street department assisted at Poerio Park. The play equipment was to be delivered today, and it would be stored in the Pepsi Warehouse. “There have been a lot of events along the lakefront lately, and they have all gone very well,” Warnock, stated.
Tammy Conforti requested that she be added to the next meeting’s agenda so that she could give the committee information on making playground equipment more accessible for children in wheelchairs.
Mike Foster asked for an update on the architect’s report on the Southport Beach House. Mike Lemens, director of public works, stated that the city has some information, but it is not complete. Administration will be reviewing the report in the next week or two. A meeting with the mayor and city administrator will then take place to determine next steps.