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March 12, 2013

Plainfield parks ask for project changes

PLAINFIELD —  

The town council here approved several budget changes for the Plainfield Recreation and Aquatic Center at its meeting earlier this week.

Clay Chafin, director of parks, first requested that a fund originally designated to resurface the track at the rec center be used to help do some resurfacing at Splash Island.

“The project to resurface the track has come in about $6,000 more than anticipated,” he said. “We had $25,000 allocated to that project. I would like to hold off on that project until later and use some of those funds on the outside building at Splash Island.”

He said the men’s and women’s locker rooms has floors that need resurfacing and there is also some tile work needed.

“We would like to take the tile up and put down an epoxy because it tends to get slippery,” Chafin said. “The new surface will be similar to what we have in the restrooms.”

He then asked to change the scope of a project that was to resurface the gym floor at the rec center. After speaking with two contractors he said the project needed is not as extensive as originally thought.

“We just need to do some light sanding and to apply two layers of water-based sealant,” he said. “This will last us until next August.”

The gym floor project was originally budgeted for $35,000 and the new plan will only cost $8,200.

“We would like to use the balance to replace some wallpaper and chair rails,” Chafin said. “The estimated cost for that project is $25,712.”

Chafin also asked to scale back a project on the indoor pool deck.

“We’re starting to see some hollow spots and it’s looking a little ratty,” he said. “We’ve evaluated the floor and can spend less this year and monitor it.”

The project was originally approved at $47,500 for the tile work.

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