Pickleball Courts Come In $100K Over Budget
During Monday’s town council meeting in Huntsville, staff reported on the installation of 4 pickleball courts at the McCulley-Robertson park. The budget council had approved for this project was $200,000. A RFP was then put out for the installation, but only one bidder responded.
The RFP asked for pricing on 2 different layouts. The larger size adds more play out room on the side court, as well as at the rear. The pre-taxing pricing for each option came in at $297,917 & $311,773 respectively. The scope of work had also changed from the original approval, as a different site was selected. The revised site added $54,000 to $60,000 to this cost. Councillor Wiebe asked if $41,000 from the 2019 55+ winter games legacy fund could be put towards the project. Staff advised that that would fit and amended the resolution. The remainder of the funding would come from the Parkland Reserve which currently has a balance of $487,000.
Council approved the motion, so this project will move forward.