The Rotary Club of Perry, Iowa and the Perry Parks & Recreation Department have been working on the new Inclusive Playground Project! Today, Thursday, August 24th, the equipment has been fully installed.
The next steps in the process will be getting poured in place rubber. The Parks & Recreation Department will be coordinating the wood chip surfacing several days before the contractors arrive to pour the rubber. Following a brief curing process, the playground will be back open to the public.
Project Background Phase 1 of the Downtown Improvements Project will include full reconstruction of streets and sidewalks in the project area: 2nd Ave. from Willis to Warford; Warford Street from 1st Ave. up to 3rd Ave.; and north/south alley between Warford and Lucinda. Public utilities within the project areas are expected to be replaced. The public parking lot at the corner of 1st and Warford will also be reconstructed.
Certain Motor Control Center (MCC) equipment production for the improvements project was delayed and Woodruff Construction received confirmation from the manufacturer on a production scheduled that did not include further delays. Since receiving the schedule Woodruff Construction requested a time extension under article 4.05-C of the Contract General Conditions for no change in contract price. Change Order #1 revised the contract time providing 190 day extensions to Milestone No. 1 Completion, Substantial Completion, and Final Completion, as follows:
The expansion of the Perry Municipal Airport by the relocation and construction of Runway 14/32, (400 feet west, to a length of 4,000 feet and a width of 100 feet) is underway.
Construction is will occurring in two phases, happening simultaneously. Phase 1 will include a new airfield lighting system consisting of medium intensity runway edge lights, navigational aids, and an electrical vault building. Phase 2 will incorporate a 1,500- foot extension for a Runway 14/32 length of 5,500 feet and converting the existing runway to a full-length taxiway.
Downtown Perry is home to a variety of arts, history, culture, shopping, and dining destinations. To keep the heart of our community vibrant, the City of Perry has established a Downtown Improvements Project that will enhance our downtown features for years to come.
The Downtown Improvements Project is funded by in part by the Community Project Funding Grant ($1.9M), the Iowa SRF Sponsored Project Fund ($750,000) with future opportunities through Water Quality Initiatices (WQI) and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).
This summer marks the beginning of Phase I and will improve streets, intersections, public utilities, revamp the public parking lot at Warford Street and 1st Avenue.
We look forward to discussing this project with you at upcoming engagement events as they are scheduled. Several different types of input opportunities are anticipated.