budgeted for phase one of the Baranof Park improvements project is just a few
thousand dollars more than the winning bid. Kodiak City Manager Aimee
Kniaziowski told the Kodiak City Council and the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly
last week that a change to locally-sourced rock dropped the cost estimate
significantly, which brought it in just under the budget - but left little for
a contingency fund.
-- (Baranof 1 31 sec "When we were aware of that ... so we're very, very
she's made it clear to the contractor, Ohno Construction of Seattle that they
need to keep a close eye on expenses, as the $3,189 difference between the
budget and their bid is precariously small. Nevertheless, she said Ohno is
ready to get going as soon as possible:
-- (Baranof 2 23 sec "They were very anxious to ... in the community very
Construction has extensive experience with athletic fields small and large,
including the playing surface where the Seattle Seahawks play, Century Link
the money for phase two of the project, which includes work on the baseball
field and other improvements, is more than fully funded in this year's state
capital projects budget.
Senate and House approved $3.65-million for phase two, about double what the
city asked the legislature for this year. City Mayor Pat Branson said the
budgeted amount from the state was very good news:
-- (Baranof 3 19 sec "We can hopefully thank ... was kind of strange.")
city and borough are working together on the Baranof Park renovation, a new memorandum
of agreement has yet to be signed for the sharing of construction expenses and
subsequent use of the park.