The fountain at the west entrance of Central Park is finally set to be repaired.
A contract was awarded in May 2021 to Excel Paving Corporation in the amount of $35,830 to correct longstanding problems with leakage and maintenance of the surrounding landscaping.
Public Works completed the preparatory work in February, however, that work caused “severe” damage to the fountain containment base. As it stands, without design changes, the same problems may return, even after the repair.
Capital Projects Manager Bob Panek told the Mirror, “A contract has been awarded to Excel Paving for the renovation. The work has been delayed for quite a while due to supply chain disruptions associated with the underground storage tank and concrete colorant. Council will be considering a change order next Thursday to add some additional work to the contract. I anticipate work starting shortly after that.”
Excel Paving has developed a contract change order for $16,250 that will create a sloped overlay of custom mix concrete for the entire base, including redesigning the perimeter drainage system. The change order brings the contract value to $52,080.
$30,000 is available for the work (Town Council budgeted funds for the Mason Avenue parking project assuming VDOT approval of the head-in angle parking design waiver. Council has made the decision to terminate this project due to the restrictions proposed by VDOT in considering the design waiver request).
Town Council will vote Thursday on whether to allocate these funds for the fountain repairs.