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File #: 22-0587    Version: 1 Name: 4/18/22 Contract with Rauhorn Electric
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/18/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/18/2022 Final action: 4/18/2022
Enactment date: 4/18/2022 Enactment #: R-22-099
Title: Resolution to Approve a Construction Contract with Rauhorn Electric, Inc. for the Veterans Memorial Park Skatepark Lighting Project ($269,955.00) (ITB 4707)
Attachments: 1. ITB_4707_Contract_Rauhorn_Electric.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve a Construction Contract with Rauhorn Electric, Inc. for the Veterans Memorial Park Skatepark Lighting Project ($269,955.00) (ITB 4707)
Memorandum
Attached for review and action is a resolution to approve a construction contract with Rauhorn Electric, Inc. in the amount of $269,955.00 for the Veterans Memorial Park Skatepark Lighting Project.

Project Description: The Ann Arbor Skatepark is a world-class facility located in Veterans Memorial Park and is part of the Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation system. It was opened in 2014 and is a very popular park amenity that is highly used year-round. The Skatepark is open during regular park hours of 6:00am to 10:00pm but it does not currently have site lighting, like the adjacent ball fields which are lit, and this limits the Skatepark's evening use.

The Skatepark Advisory Commission recommended that lighting be added to the Skatepark in order to extend its use into the evening to allow skateboarding to safely occur year-round during regular park hours. The Friends of the Ann Arbor Skatepark have fundraised to contribute to the installation of the lighting.

The Parks and Recreation Open Space (PROS) Plan identifies providing exceptional user experience as a goal, as this project would extend the usable hours of the Skatepark into the evening for this very popular and heavily-used amenity. This project also supports the PROS plan goal of providing a safe park system by providing adequate lighting to allow skating to occur safely and deter unwanted activity.

The project meets the sustainability goals of promoting active living and learning as skateboarding is an active recreational sport, as well as a social one. This project also supports the goal of having a safe community by minimizing the risk of skating accidents due to insufficient light. Additionally, the intent is to find a sustainable lighting solution that conserves energy and perhaps even utilizes renewable forms of energy.
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