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200-space paver parking lot under construction at Ripon sports complex
mistlin indoor

The Ripon City Council recently approved a change order on Mistlin Indoor Arena Parking Lot Project for a trash enclosure and electrical panel connection.

Not included was the proposed chain link trash enclosure gate with vinyl slats.

“We can always do that later,” Engineering Supervisor Elizabeth Quilici said at the Feb. 11 monthly session.

The indoor facility is home of the Rage Volleyball Club.

The Rage will help in the re-payment of the 200-space parking lot with concrete pavers coupled with roadway improvements along nearby Fulton Avenue via lease revenues, with the total amount for the project being at about $1.6 million. The actual cost will be paid out of the Parks and Recreation General Capital Fund.

Goodland Landscape Construction Inc. was hired back in November to handle the parking lot addition of the newly constructed indoor arena, which opened in January. The awarded project did not include the bid alternate trash enclosure.

The cost for the change order is to not exceed $41,526 – Quilici indicated that the price will be adjusted to exclude the gate.

Vice Mayor Daniel de Graaf suggested doing the curbing around the containers for now.

Prior to that, Mayor Leo Zuber inquired as to why the plans did not include a cover over the trash enclosure.

According to Quilici, the proposed gated trash enclosure was in lieu of the concrete block wall with roof structure.

Her report also noted that the finished indoor arena consisted of the electrical panel and lighting control inside the building. However, the lighting for the parking lot was not anticipated prior to the construction.

The change order for the parking lot lighting consisted of connecting to the electrical panel in the building for that purpose.