Project AWAYSIS manager Mike Wilson presented the Storm Lake City Council with two change orders this week.
Originally, the city had planned to have contractor Christiansen Construction do the drainage and landscape rock for the aquatic center's Lazy River tube ride in a landscaping project. Later it was decided to have a landscape contractor do the work. Now, it has been decided that it would be impractical to include the work in the landscaping package, and the task will go back to Christensen.
The amount involved is $15,648. Excess funding in a separate allowance for concrete testing will be used to pay for the change order.
After the adjustment, the total contract for the waterpark stands at $6.376 million.
Wilson said that construction on the senior center started on Monday.
The original renovation contract with Taylor Contracting had the options of dour alternates.
"After consideration, the staff recommends accepting three of the four alternates," Wilson said. The council concurred.
The council approved replacing aluminum mini blinds with more durable, more attractive Mecho shades ($1,635); to replace grid work in the suspended ceiling ($2,090); and site work on the east side of the pro shop to provide parking and staging areas for golf carts and for landscaping ($4,345).
The remaining alternate was for new light fixtures. The city council did not approve.
Plans are for the senior center to open next season in the municipal golf course building, replacing the aging building owned by the seniors' committee downtown.