United Engineering began construction at Village Pond Park on Thursday, June 7, 2017. Below is a timeline of the construction work to be completed at the park site.
|June – August 2017
||Site Grading and draining of the pond.
|August – September 2017
||Pond liner repair and concrete work.
|September – November 2017
||Irrigation and landscape work.
|December 2017 – March 2018
||Plant establishment and maintenance.|
The City expects to have a Grand Reopening of Village Pond Park by early 2018. Be sure to visit this page for any future updates.
|July 12, 2017||City installs camera to capture live footage of construction activities at the park.|
|Week of July 3, 2017||United Engineering completes clearing activity and begins grading for new sidewalks. Draining of the pond has commenced and AquaBio has been notified to monitor lake levels and install temporary aeration equipment, as needed, to ensure safe collection of fish and turtles in the lake.|
|June 7, 2017||United Engineering receives approval of the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan and is currently procuring materials that have long delivery schedules. Preparations to drain the pond continue and grading operations begin at Village Pond Park. AquaBio continues to work onsite to care, capture, and properly handle and process the animals.|
|March 20, 2017||AquaBio completes collection of all domestic waterfowl.|
|March 17, 2017||United Engineering mobilizes equipment to begin drainage of the pond this week. AquaBio continues to work onsite to care, capture, and properly handle and process the animals.|
|March 13, 2017||Park is closed to the public as the City's contractors mobilize to prepare for animal relocation and construction.|
|March 7, 2017||City Council approved a $2.1 million construction contract with United Engineering & Construction.|
|February 16, 2017||The City's wildlife relocation consultant, Aquabio, seined the park's lake, which required casting nets into the water to determine the number and types of aquatic species present in the lake.|
|January 24, 2017||The City held a mandatory pre-bid meeting for all prospective bidders to ensure that bidders were familiar with the park, as well as the challenges in constructing the project, including wildlife mitigation and draining of the pond.|
|January 17, 2017||The City re-issued a Request for Bids for the Village Pond Park Improvement Project.|
|December 20, 2016||City Council rejected all bids for the Village Pond Park renovation project and directed staff to re-bid the project.|
|October 4, 2016||Letter sent to adjacent Village Pond Park residents regarding renovation project timeline.|
|October 3, 2016||City issued a Request for Bid for the Village Pond Park renovation project.|
|August 27, 2015||Letter sent to adjacent Village Pond Park residents regarding passage of Wildlife Ordinance and requesting the community to assist with educational efforts.|
|April 21, 2015||Public hearing conducted to consider amending citation amounts associated with the Wildlife Ordinance.|
|April 16, 2015||City held a public hearing to consider whether Village Pond Park is at risk of being overcrowded by wildlife. A determination by the Parks and Recreation Commission that Village Pond Park is at risk of being overcrowded would enable the City to issue fines or criminal citations for violations of the Wildlife Ordinance.|
|March 17, 2015||City Council adopts Ordinance No. 271 relating to the feeding of wildlife.|
|March 3, 2015||City Council discussion regarding a proposed Ordinance prohibiting the feeding of wildlife in public places.|
|January 6, 2015||City Council discussion regarding potential Wildlife Ordinance.|
|November 18, 2014||City Council awarded a contract to Nuvis Landscape for Village Pond Park Final Design Services.|
|September 2, 2014||City Council approved the issuance of a Request for Proposal for Village Pond Park Final Design Services.|
|August 5, 2014||City Council approved the first amendment to the contract with Nuvis Landscape to extend the contract term and increase compensation.|
|August 5, 2014||City Council approved the Village Pond Park Conceptual Plan and authorized staff to prepare a Request for Proposal to develop construction Plans and Specifications for the renovation of the park.|
|November 21, 2013||Nuvis Landscape presented the Preliminary Plan to the Parks and Recreation Commission, which was ultimately endorsed by the Commission. Nine speakers attended the meeting.|
|November 19, 2013||Introduction of an Ordinance prohibiting the feeding of wildlife in public places presented to the City Council.|
|November 5, 2013||City Council consideration of an Ordinance prohibiting the feeding of wildlife in public places.|
|September 14, 2013||Second community workshop. Several design options were presented to the community.|
|July 20, 2013||First community workshop held to gather input regarding potential park improvements.|
|May 21, 2013||City Council awarded a contract to Nuvis Landscape for Village Pond Park Design Services. The firm was responsible for conducting workshops to engage the community to develop a Master Plan for proposed improvements.|
|March 5, 2013||City Council approved issuance of a Request for Proposal for Village Pond Park Design Services.|
|July 2012||Letters were sent to residents surrounding the park regarding subscription to a mailing list.|