Treasure Island work progressing

By Melanie Yingst -

TROY — City of Troy park superintendent gave an update to the city park board in regards to Treasure Island Park’s progress on Tuesday.

“Things are still moving along, we’ve been very fortunate with mild fall so far,” said Superintendent Jeremy Drake on Tuesday.

Drake said the concrete shelter is currently being bricked and most of the pavement is in place. Drake said contractors will likely hold off on grass seed until spring due to potential winter flooding issues.

The Treasure Island Park renovation is being completed by Double Jay Construction for $1.686 million.

Park board member Stan Phillips asked how about Treasure Island’s Marina building was progressing.

The marina building was set to be complete last July, but work has been extended due to restructure awning supports around the building.

At the end of the meeting, city public service and safety director Patrick Titterington said the marina building’s contractor Bruns Construction, was “moving right along.”

Titterington said work inside the building continues and most of the exterior painting has been complete. Bathrooms, plumbing and conduit work continues and flooring for the “fireplace” room has been ordered and will begin to be installed, Titterington said.

Titterington said the building should be complete by the end of the year and the city is continuing to seek potential tenants to occupy the renovated space. Bruns General Contracting was awarded the Marina project for $959,274.

Drake also reported that his department has been busy outfitting the city with lights and with fall clean-up. Drake said the department also will be addressing tree maintenance beginning with the cemetery and then to the golf course.

Hobart Arena and recreation department director Ken Siler said the arena has been busy gearing up for holiday shows and public ice skating schedules.

President Alan Kappers asked Siler how the bid process of the Hobart Arena’s renovation project was coming along. Siler said he and city officials are reviewing the bids and alternates for the not to exceed $7.3 million renovation and expansion project.

Miami Shores Golf Course director Ken Green reported that staff has wrapped up a successful November attendance due to mild temperatures and said “overall the fall weather has been good to us — better than the spring.”

The board also were updated on the Nottingham subdivision’s final phase with 51 buildings lots request from planning and zoning manager Tim Davis.

Davis requested the board’s approval for fees in lieu of park land for the final phase of the development.

Kappers said the extension of Archer Park is nearby to access park for recreation purposes and a separate subdivision park. Davis estimated approximately $25,000 would be deposited in the city’s park fund from the final phase.

The board approved to accept the fees in lieu of legislation for the final phase of Nottingham subdivision.

Kappers, along with many other attendees, extended his appreciation of board member Stan Phillips 11 years of service on the park board. He began serving on the park board on Sept. 7, 2004. The city presented him with a plaque for his service following the meeting.

“Your advice and counsel has been great and your attention to detail has also been very welcome,” Kappers said.

Phillips said it was his pleasure to serve on the board.

The board then adjourned to executive sessions for the purpose of employee compensation.

By Melanie Yingst