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Police firing range cleanup tops $600,00

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POSTED May 15, 2017 12:41 a.m.

Getting the lead out of the city’s former police firing range to clear it for development as part of the envisioned family entertainment zone is getting even costlier.

Manteca taxpayers are now footing a $600,401.78 bill to remove contaminants at the former range near the northwest corner of the Big League Dreams sports complex. The total reflects a $103,439.80 change order before the City Council on Tuesday for additional soil removal needed to secure a clean bill from the San Joaquin County Department of Health.

The range — last used in 2009 due to the opening of the Big League Dreams sports complex — consists of an area of 150 by 250 feet. When Innovative Construction Solutions of Dublin was awarded the contract on March 21, 2016 what was left where the range floor, the primary impact berm for bullets, side berms, an irrigation well, storage shed, and a shade structure. 

 Among the costs covered in the original bid of $455,380 included:

u$204,050 for the transport and disposal of 1,100 tons of hazardous soil.

u$19,030 to excavate the soil.

u$11,840 for the destruction of the irrigation well.

u$18,785 for tree removal.

u$11,295 for site grading.

A previous change order and the one before the council covers the cost of removing contaminated soil beyond the original 1,100 tons. After the original work was done testing showed contamination was more wide spread than previously estimated.

Manteca Police currently use the firing range the City of Ripon maintains for its police department next to that city’s wastewater treatment plant.


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