City picks spray park splash pad designer

first_imgSplash pad components are quoted at $245,000 in the project budget.The detailed design for the splash pad will be finalized and value-engineered to fit the budget and is a necessary item for the construction permit application for Northern Health.Construction of the $846,000 spray park will include the splash pad components, skating path, rubberized surface, lighting, seating, and shade structures. It is expected to be completed by October 15, 2016.The City will also apply for two grants in the amount of $30,000 each from the Tire Stewardship BC Community Grant Program, in order to offset construction costs for the Spray Park project.Advertisement The spray park project will include rubber surface — made of crumb rubber from recycled tires — for traction and safety over the new splash pad area, the existing playground, and the old splash pad area that is going to become a picnic are and plaza.“There is precedent for similar projects applying for and receiving more than one share of the funding based on available funding and number of requests and approvals,” an administrative report reads.One application will be made for the new splash pad area, and another for the existing playground area and the old splash pad area. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — City staff will be working with Urban Systems and Rec Tec Industries to develop a design for the spray park splash pad, based on their proposed design.Rec Tec Industries, based out of Delta, will be providing the design of the spray park. Other firms that sent in proposal included DB Perks and Associates out of North Vancouver Suttle Recreation from Burnaby, and Park N Pay Designs out of Rocky View County, A.B.Staff received four proposals from prospective spray park suppliers by February 18. According to an administration report presented to council on Monday, proponents were asked to submit proposals for a design, specifying their line of equipment, features, and components, plus supply an itemized list of those components and their costs.- Advertisement -Staff reviewed the proposals with consultants from Urban Systems. Rec Tec Industries scored the highest and offered the best average value per component for spray elements.“They offered a list of other elements (seating, shade structures) that fit the overall park concept – the grassland theme,” the report states.Two of the other proponents — DB Perks and Park N Play Designs — were only able to offer costs for splash pad elements in their proposals.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Paris security tightened

first_img In the northern Paris suburb of La Courneuve, a police officer was injured after being hit with a metal ball dropped from an apartment building, said national police spokesman Laurent Carron, who also detailed the troubles in Carpentras. Rioting has weakened in intensity since the government declared a state of emergency Tuesday, empowering regions to impose curfews and conduct house searches. Some 40 towns, suburbs and small cities have imposed curfews on minors. Paris police banned public gatherings that could “provoke or encourage disorder” from 10 a.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday. It was the first such ban in the French capital in at least a decade, said police spokesman Hugo Mahboubi. Police counted 315 cars torched and said 161 people were arrested across France overnight before dawn Sunday. Calls for peace and political change mounted. Several hundred people demonstrated against the state of emergency in Paris’ Latin Quarter, a gathering that police allowed because it was not deemed risky. Under tight police surveillance, the protesters called the new security measures a “provocation” that would not resolve the social and economic problems underlying the unrest. The protesters, many from left-wing political groups and Communist-backed unions, called for the resignation of Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy, who has been accused of inflaming the violence by calling troublemakers “scum.” A similar rally in the southern city of Toulouse drew about 700 people. In Blangnac, on the outskirts of Toulouse, arsonists set fire to an electronics store on Saturday night, the regional government said. No injuries were reported. Late Friday, two gasoline bombs slightly damaged a mosque in Carpentras, a city grimly remembered for a 1990 neo-Nazi attack on a Jewish cemetery that sparked national outrage. President Jacques Chirac called on investigators to find the perpetrators. Some 2,503 people have been detained since the trouble started, with 364 of them convicted in expedited trials. Nearly 460 minors have gone before juvenile courts, 103 of whom were in the process of being charged, the Justice Ministry said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The violence started in the Parisian suburb of Clichy-sous-Bois on Oct. 27 when about 100 youths rioted to protest the accidental deaths of two Muslim teens who were electrocuted while hiding from police in an electricity substation. The turmoil, marked by arson and clashes with police, quickly spread across France in housing projects plagued by unemployment and alienation. The unrest has forced France to confront its failure to integrate minorities and the anger simmering among its large African and Arab communities. The emergency measures in Paris came a day after cell phone text messages and Internet blog postings called for “violent actions” in Paris on Saturday evening. Authorities banned public gatherings considered risky in an effort to keep the unrest from reaching inside the capital. “This is not a rumor,” National Police Chief Michel Gaudin said. “One can easily imagine the places where we must be highly vigilant.” No trouble anywhere in Paris was reported overnight into Sunday. PARIS – Thousands of Parisian police guarded the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Elysees and train stations on Saturday as part of emergency measures enacted in response to text messages and Internet postings that called for “violent actions” in the capital. In Lyon, France’s third largest city, police fired tear gas to disperse stone-hurling youths at the historic Place Bellecour. It was the first time in 17 days of unrest that youths clashed with police in a major city. Hours earlier, authorities had announced a weekend curfew in Lyon, barring youths under 18 from being outside without adult supervision between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. In separate incidents Saturday night in the southern city of Carpentras, rioters rammed burning cars into the side of a retirement home and a school. A second school and linen store were also set ablaze there. last_img read more

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