by Jim Wellman
General Centers Projects / Information
• All Photo Voltaic (PV-Electricity producing) systems are now completed and only the connection of the monitoring system remains on a few systems. Cardholders continue to express their appreciation for the solar canopies which provide shaded parking during this hot summer.
Mt. View Center/Sunbowl Ballpark& Amphitheater
• The Mt. View pool lighting system and mini golf pole light is underway with the footings being installed for the light poles. Contractor is Accel Electric. (Cost – $40,000)
• The Mt. View Center pickleball court expansion project has been approved. The RCSC will be replacing the existing (4) courts and add another (3) courts in 2013. All seven court surfaces will be constructed using post tension concrete. A final court plan has been developed and engineering and architectural drawings are currently being produced. The drawings will be submitted to Maricopa County for a building permit and to contractors for construction bid proposals. Once all bids have been received, the project will be sent to the RCSC Bid Commission for final project approval.
• The Sunbowl Ballfield project is completed and grass is filling in nicely for the upcoming 2013 playing season. Contractors are Wadsworth Golf Construction Company and Western Fence. (Approximate Cost – $200,848).
• The Sunbowl Amphitheater project is nearing completion with only the building’s exterior painting remaining. Contractor is Wadsworth Golf Construction, Accel Electric and Ironwood Gates and Welding. (Cost – $245,883)
South Golf Maintenance
• The replacement 6,000 s.f. South Golf Maintenance building is nearing completion with the fire system and new electrical service yet to be completed. The new metal building will be more fire retardant, offer improved mechanic and maintenance areas and increase security for overnight storage of valuable golf equipment. Contractors to date include Bunger Steel, Inc, Jokake Construction and CCBG Architectural.
(Budgeted Cost – $600,000) (After insurance)
• Remodeling work continues on the Oakmont shower rooms. The project includes new flooring, wall tile, toilet partitions, vanities, lockers, light fixture change outs and water extractors for the swim suits. Contractor is Ken McIntyre Construction. (Cost – $194,808)
Fairway Center/Quail Run
• A slump block wall repair was made following damages caused by a motorist who decided to veer off the roadway on Grand avenue and take out a section of the Quail Run golf course wall. The good news is we did receive payment from the motorist’s insurance company for the total amount of the repair. Contractor was Ken McIntyre Construction. (Cost – $4,900)
• The Lakeview mini golf restrooms and Lakeview lawn bowling restrooms remodels are now completed. Contractors include the RCSC Skilled Trades Department and Interior Logic Flooring. (Cost $33,774)
• Permits are currently being obtained to install Ultra Violet Light Systems on the Lakeview pool and both spas. The new systems will reduce chlorine usage and further eliminate any bacteria in the pool/spa water. These systems are part of the RCSC’s Healthy Swimming program and have proved to be very effective at the Fairway and Sundial pools. Contractor is Aquatic Environmental Services. (Cost – $100,000)
• The renovation of the two Lawn Bowl Greens at Bell Center is nearing completion as the sprigging of the Tiff Dwarf Bermuda grass is completed and growing in nicely. Pole lighting maintenance is underway and the installation of the shade canopy will occur soon. Contractors include: Ken McIntyre Construction, National Turf, Accel Electric and Wood Bay Turf Technologies. (Cost – $484,308)
• Replacement of the last (4) clay tile mansard roofs, with standing seam metal roofing material is now completed. The contractor for this work is Starkweather Roofing. (Cost – $28,185)
• The tile flooring in the kitchen, dishwashing area and back freezer room at Memo’s Café (Bell Restaurant) was removed and red quarry tile installed. In addition, the 100 gallon water heater and the ice machine had to be replaced. Contractors were Puckett’s Flooring and Sunland Plumbing. (Cost – $14,500)
• Ultra Violet Light Systems on both Bell pools and both Bell Spas will be completed soon. The new systems will reduce chlorine usage and further eliminate any bacteria in the pool/spa water. These systems are part of the RCSC’s Healthy Swimming program and have proved to be very effective at the Fairway and Sundial pools. Contractor is Aquatic Environmental Services. (Cost – $102, 178)
Sundial Center / Riverview Pro/ Lakes Pro
• The elevator at Sundial Center will be shut down from August 19th through mid September 2013. Work to be completed includes, electrical control panel changes, new hydraulic pump, fire system upgrades, installation of sump pump and ladder in the bottom of the shaft, and dedicated mechanical equipment to maintain the elevator equipment room temperature. Contractors are Otis Elevator and Custom Cooling. (Cost – $95,781)
• Exterior painting of the Riverview pro shop and cart barn is completed. Contractor was Silverado Painting. (Cost – $5,345)
• Ultra Violet Light Systems are being installed on both Sundial spas. (Both pools already have UV systems) The new systems will reduce chlorine usage and further eliminate any bacteria in the pool/spa water. These systems are part of the RCSC’s Healthy Swimming program and have proved to be very effective at the Fairway and Sundial pools. Contractor is Aquatic Environmental Services. (Cost – $40,596)
• Two electronic display signs have been approved and designed for Sundial Center. One sign will be located on the Boswell side of Sundial Center and the other on the 103rd Ave side of Sundial Center. Permits are currently being obtained from Maricopa County Planning and Development Department. In addition, a variance is needed to change the required sign set back from the property line. This variance is taking a considerable amount of time to obtain. Contractor for this project is Bootz and Duke Sign Company. (Cost – $102,107)
• The building plans for the Marinette building expansion continue to be developed by various engineers and the architect. As soon as the plans are completed they will be reviewed and forwarded to Maricopa County Planning and Development Department for permit and to construction companies for bid proposals. Once the proposals are obtained, the project will be submitted to the RCSC bid commission for final approval. Site and floor plan drawings are on display for cardholders at various centers, including Marinette, Bell, Sundial, Lakeview and Fairway.
Skilled Trades Department
• The RCSC skilled Trades department completed 118 work orders during July and the first two weeks of August 2013. This total does not include other routine work completed outside of the work order system.