At its March 20, 2012 meeting, the Ann Arbor park advisory commission recommended awarding a $79,980 contract to Michigan Recreational Construction Inc. to handle renovations at Placid Way Park. The resolution passed unanimously by PAC also recommends an additional 10% contingency of $7,998 for a total project cost of $87,978. The recommendation will be forwarded to the city council for approval.
The 1.32-acre neighborhood park is located on the city’s north side near the larger Dhu Varren Woods Nature Area and Foxfire South Park. An entrance to the park with a small parking lot is located off of Placid Way, across from Tuebingen Parkway. [.pdf map of Placid Way Park.]
According to a staff memo, Michigan Recreational Construction, a Howell-based company, submitted the lowest bid. The work includes replacing the existing play structure and picnic table, and adding benches and landscaping. Funding is available from proceeds of the FY2012 park maintenance and capital improvements millage.
This brief was filed from the second-floor council chambers at city hall, 301 E. Huron St., where PAC holds its meetings. A more detailed report will follow: [link]