Parks/Trails Projects

Updated 5/18/17 - updated information shown in red
  
Cortadera Park Pond Project

This project is for mapping, design and dredging of the existing park pond. The project is currently under design. Staff anticipates the award of the construction project at the November 3, 2014 Town Council meeting.  A bid opening was held on November 21, 2014 and the one bid received was over budget. A second bid opening was held on May 6, 2015. Unfortunately no bids were received for the project. With no responses received after two bid openings (possibly due to the size of the project), this project is being added to the Rheudasil/Wilkerson pond dredging project. The professional services agreement for the design and bidding phases services for the dredging with Garver, LLC in the amount of $6,200 was approved through a Manager Communication. The completion of the plans and award of the construction contract will match up with the Rheudasil/Wilkerson ponds project.


Heritage Park – Phase III

This phase of the project includes an approximate 3000 sq. ft interactive play splash pad, a bio-swale and landscaping. Additional amenities include: a rustic pavilion/outdoor classroom, a small restroom, 40 additional parking spaces and connecting trails. The restroom will provide facilities for the rustic pavilion, future disc golf course and dog park users. A professional services agreement with Schrickel, Rollins and Associates, Inc., to provide master planning and construction documents in the amount of $139,750 was approved by Town Council on June 6, 2016. Bids were advertised in December. No bids were received for the project. The project was rebid in February with Northstar Construction being the lowest bidder. The award of construction contract with Northstar Construction, LLC., in the amount of $1,591,910 and selected bid options in the amount of $222,800, was approved by Town Council on May 1. Construction will begin the first week of June 2017 and staff anticipates the project will take nine months to construct..   
 
Heritage Park – Phase IV

This project will include an additional eighteen parking places with lighting, concrete sidewalk to connect to the trail, a wildflower meadow with designated areas with irrigation, a plaza area with signage kiosk/sundial structure, a scenic overlook, connection of a nature trail to the east side of the park via stone steps along embankment, an eighteen hole disc golf course and an entry sign at the plaza area and all infrastructure to support these elements. The professional services agreement with Schrickel, Rollins, and Associates, Inc. to provide professional master planning and construction documents in the amount of $147,000 was approved by Town Council on March 20, 2017. The kick-off meeting with the consultant was held on April 18. Surveying of the site is ongoing.  
  
Rheudasil/Wilkerson Ponds

This project is for the pond dredging and bank stabilization for Rheudasil and Wilkerson ponds.  A PSA to prepare the FEMA LOMAR application and a T&ES study in the amount of $11,000 was approved by Town Council on August 3, 2015. On September 8, Town Council approved the funding of the project as well as adding the Wilkerson ponds to the project. Design Amendment No. 1 to provide additional services related to a FEMA Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) application and a T&ES Study in the amount of $11,000 was approved by Manager Communication. It is anticipated that the submittal of the LOMR, review by FEMA and the approval of the LOMR will take up to 6 months. The PSA for the design of the dredging and bank stabilization of the ponds with Garver, LLC for $206,600.00 was approved by Town Council on December 7. The estimated time frame to obtain the USACE 404 Permit is 6 months. It is anticipated the permit should be issued in June 2016.  The overall schedule will time the award of the construction contract with the issuance of the permit. Design is ongoing. The consultant is working on the completion of the plans and it is anticipated that 65% completed plans will be completed by the end of January. The USACE 404 permit application packet, including plans, was submitted on October 7 with additional documentation submitted, per the Corps request, on October 16.  The consultant is working with the COE to finalize the issuance of the permit. 95% completed plans for the pond and 50% plan for wall were reviewed by Staff and comments provided to the consultant.  Staff is moving forward with the advertising and award of the construction contract with the anticipation that the permit will be issued by the time the project is awarded.
  

Twin Coves Park Improvements - Phase 1A 
 
This project consists of preparation of a master plan to include RV sites, roads and parking, pavilions, primitive camp sites, 20 cabins, restroom/shower facilities, trails, and other recreational facilities. The design contract with MHS Planning and Design Inc., in the amount of $274,000 was awarded at the October 20, 2014 Town Council Meeting. The award of the CMAR Agreement to Dean Electric, Inc., dba Dean Construction was approved by Town Council on March 16, 2015. The construction manager at risk award for phase IA to Dean Electric Inc., in the amount of $2,880,871.97, was approved by Town Council on November 2. The notice to proceed was issued with an effective start date of November 23. Ongoing work/installations:   
    
  
  • Watering of hydro mulch
  • Asphalt overlay - complete
  • Signage and pavement marking

Delivery of the cabins was delayed.  Currently fourteen cabins are delivered and ten are hooked up to utilities. The installation of the stairs and skirting is ongoing. The park will have a grand opening event on the weekend of June 16 with cabins available for rental beginning July 7.
   
Anticipated completion: June/July 2017

Twin Coves Park Improvements – Phase 1B

This project consists of additional amenities partially funded by a TPWD grant to include: overlook with pavilion, kayak launch, disc golf, overlay of existing asphalt, some additional trails and a playground. This phase will be constructed with the park open to the public, but certain areas unavailable during the construction. The PSA for the design and bidding phase services for phase 1B with MHS Planning and Design for $65,250 was approved by Town Council on November 2, 2016. Change order No.1 with Dean Electric, Inc., dba, Dean Construction, in the amount of $438,857.98 was approved by Town Council on April 3, 2017.
The USACE construction permit was received on April 27. This will allow for work on all improvements except for the kayak launch. The COE 404 Permit has yet to be received. The 404 permit allows for the construction of the kayak launch. Start of construction is yet to be determined.