By Jamee A. Pierson
Newton Daily News
In an effort to continue addressing the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the city has identified several areas for improvements.
Projects at Maytag Park, Woodland Park and to the hike and bike trail in the children’s forest and Agnes Patterson Park were approved by city council at its recent meeting.
“The City of Newton has a transition plan that identifies locations in need of structural modifications to meet ADA requirements,” interim city administrator Jarrod Wellik said. “Current needs include handicap accessible parking and accessible routes in city parks.”
At Maytag Park and Woodland Park projects include new ADA accessible walkways and parking stalls for shelter houses and bathrooms. Repairs will be made to the hike and bike trail in the children’s forest and Agnes Patterson Park.
Five companies from Newton, Pella, Baxter and Grinnell submitted bids ranging from $32,156 to $41,550. Jerry Keenan Concrete of Newton had the low bid of $32,156 with TK Concrete of Pella at $32,244, Jeromy Dingeman Concrete of Pella at $31,150, Mid-State Construction of Baxter at $41,411 and Strand Excavating of Grinnell at $41,550.
Council approved the low bid from Jerry Keenan Concrete with a scheduled completion date of on or before June 30.
The projects will be paid for using 2015 bond funds that were made available by the fire department receiving outside funding for a new pumper/tanker truck.
Contact Jamee A. Pierson at 641-792-3121 ext. 6534 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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