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$1.6M bid before council for Mistlin Sports Park parking
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The Mistlin Indoor Sports Facility will soon have a 200-stall parking lot to go along with the landscaping and lighting plans.

The Ripon City Council will convene today at 4:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 259 N. Wilma Ave., for a special session to consider awarding a base contract bid to Goodland Landscape Construction, Inc. for the project.

Goodland Landscape of Tracy submitted a base bid in the amount of $1.6 million.

The project is being made possible via the Parks and Recreation General Capital Fund.

The parking lot will be part of the three-acre site of the newly constructed 27,000-square-foot building – the future home of the Rage Volleyball program – at 811 W. River Road.

Council will also consider accepting the credit card pricing and policies of Blue Sombrero effective Dec. 4 for the Recreation Payment Online System.

The council previous approved a Negative Declaration for the project.

The Negative Declaration is a document stating upon completion of the initial study that no substantial evidence of the project will have a significant effect on the environment.

Director of Planning Ken Zuidervaart said that a habitat mitigation fee — paid with grant money —was required for the estimated three-acre parking lot.

The City’s Environmental Review Officer, as part of that documentation, determined on Nov. 5 that the project did not conflict with environmental plans and goals adopted by the community nor does it affect any rare or endangered species of animals, plants or habitats; it will not result in a significant effect on air or water quality, or ambient noise levels for adjoining areas; and it is not in an area subject to major geologic hazards.

In addition, the project will include an enclosed trash area and a new driveway approach off of Fulton Avenue.

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