The Ross Gold Park Restroom Renovation Project, being handled by the CC Board of Supervisors, was awarded to a contracting company which includes demolition, grading, sleeves, aggregate base, 6” concrete, wood framing, restroom remodeling to Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, masonry patch work, painting, epoxy floors, plumbing, electrical, signs, accessories, drinking fountain, sprinkler modifications and grass/sod replacement. The construction contract is for a base bid amount of $100,440.00 plus a 20% contingency amount of $20,088.00. The engineer’s estimate was $123,185. The renovation will be underway shortly and no doubt will be fully functional by summer.
Supervisors also began the process of establishing new sidewalk, landscaping, bicycle lanes, bright street lighting, removing raised concrete medians among other improvements from 5th Street all the way down to the South Carson/I-580 intersection. City Public Works will launch the project after they’ve gone over it with the myriad of commercial establishments on both sides of South Carson Street. No completion date was mentioned.
And the Supervisors began speculating on when Carson City might be authorized to “re-open” many dining establishments and taverns around town which have been all but shuttered over the past year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. There were, among the Supervisors, a glimmer of hope that a return to normalcy might be on the horizon. But it was also mentioned that just because there are lulls in the Covid-19 viral attack doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods yet.