Stories indexed with the term ‘Veterans Memorial’

Vets Ice Arena Roof Contract Gets Final OK

A $535,000 contract with Pranam Global Tech Inc. to replace the roof at Veterans Memorial Park Ice Arena has been given final approval by the Ann Arbor city council. The project includes a 10% construction contingency of $53,500, bringing the total project budget to $588,500. The vote was taken at the council’s May 20, 2013 meeting. The city’s park advisory commission had recommended the contract at its April 16, 2013 meeting.

Pranam, based in Livonia, was the lowest of five responsible bids received by the city. Other bidders were A.Z. Shmina Inc. ($612,000), Cedroni Associates Inc. ($738,000), Construction Solutions Inc. ($738,800) and Phoenix Contractors ($747,754).

According to a staff memo, the roof is nearly 40 years old and has several leaks. … [Full Story]

Ann Arbor Accepts $1M in Parks Grants

A total of $1 million in parks grant funding was formally accepted by the Ann Arbor city council at its Oct. 15, 2012 meeting. Of that amount, $700,000 was for a skatepark, to be located in the northeast corner of Veterans Memorial Park. The other $300,000 was for renovations to the Gallup Park livery. The grant awards had been previously known.

Sources for the skatepark funding included $400,000 in matching funds from Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation and a $300,000 grant from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. The city council authorized the application for the MNRTF grant at its March 21, 2011 meeting.

At that same March 2011 meeting, the council authorized applying for $300,000 of MNRTF grant funding … [Full Story]