Yelm Skate Park, conceptual view
Photo courtesy: City of Yelm website
The Yelm City Council is set tomorrow evening to approve construction of the Skate Park relocation which was approved March 24, 2014 with no public involvement and against a petition signed by 32 Yelm business owners.
The City applied for a Community Development Block Grant through Thurston County for the development of a new skate park at the site of the old City Shop at 203 1st Street in the amount of $450,000. The grant request was approved by Thurston County in the amount of $439,208.
The City of Yelm Staff recommend the City Council approve their Request for Authorization to Award Bid and to Enter into Construction Contract and Recommend Authorization for authorize Mayor Harding to award the project to and sign the construction contract with Dreamland Skateparks, LLC in the not to exceed amount of $409,300.00.
From the City Staff report:
The project was designed in partnership with City Staff, BCRA consulting, New Line Skateparks Inc, and a Citizen Advisory Committee.
The majority of the project is funded via a Federal grant through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, facilitated through Federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
This project was originally bid in August of 2015, with bid results unfortunately coming in well above the allotted budget for this project.
The project was rebid in October.