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Council Meeting Excerpt June 12, 2017 - The walking trail at Danner Park will get improvements this summer, after all, following action taken by Chillicothe City Council members during their regular meeting at City Hall Monday evening. The improvements were part of the city's original plan this year but later removed because of budget reasons. The walking trail was re-evaluated and the scope of the project was trimmed down to address the trail areas that are in greatest need of repair. The greatest need was found along the northwest side of the park. This section of trail has large cracks and pitting, and the edges are crumbling, according to Parks Superintendent Josh Norris. The approved plan is to tear out this section and lay a new base with a four-inch asphalt overlay. Most of the rest of the walking trail will get a two-inch asphalt overlay. The parks department will use reserves from two funds: a Certificate of Deposit and the Danner Park and Aquatic Center Reserve Fund to pay for the project. These funds have a combined value of $102,655. The estimated cost for the Danner Park walking trail project is approximately $93,000. M&M Utilities, which has the contract for the city's annual street overlay project, will be doing the work. A change order to this year's street overlay project to include the park's walking trail was approved by the council with a 4-0 vote Monday evening, with Councilman Denny Albertson absent. The area around the tennis courts was originally slated for a 2-inch overlay but is removed from this plan and will be considered at a later date.

May 31, 2017 - Chillicothe Street Department workers pour concrete and smooth its surface for a sidewalk extending from the southeast parking lot area to the concession stand and along the playground at Danner Park on Wednesday. The concrete sidewalk replaces an asphalt walking surface that had been deteriorating. Work on this project began last week.


C-T Photo / Catherine Stortz Ripley / C-T 06/01/2017

DANNER PARK LIGHTING
Spring 2015

Council Meeting 05/11/15 - The City Council unanimously approved the low bid for directional boring to make lighting repairs on the Green Field at Danner Park. The lights currently do not work due to multiple underground faults. The city received two bids for the boring work, with the approved bid coming from North Missouri Construction in the amount of $18,800. The city will purchase most of the necessary material from CMU at cost and will hire an electrician to complete the project. The city will seek electrical labor because CMU is not certified to work with that high of voltage. The estimated cost for the entire project is $26,000, higher than originally estimated because prevailing wage was not figured in to the original estimate. The lighting repair was not part of the park budget for this year; therefore, the $20,000 set aside for trail improvements will be shifted to cover the costs to repair the lighting. The remainder of the expense will be paid for through the parks reserve funds. The project is expected to be completed no later than May 25.

Council Meeting 04/27/15 - During the workshop, the council agreed to go out for bid on electrical work for lighting on the Green Field at Danner Park. The lights currently do not work due to multiple underground faults. The city will advertise for bids for directional boring labor. CMU has the roll pipe necessary for the project, and the city will purchase that at cost. The city, however, will seek bids for electrical labor because CMU is not certified to work with that high of voltage. The lighting repair was not part of the park budget for this year; therefore, the $20,000 set aside for trail improvements will be shifted to cover the costs to repair the lighting. Currently, night games cannot be played on that field because of the lack of lighting. The estimated cost is between $15,000 and $17,000.

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