Mayor Wentworth cites “ridiculous headwinds”
While the bids are not in yet for Mammoth’s long-planned Multi-Use Facility (MUF), Mammoth’s Town Council and Staff appear resigned to the likelihood that the bids will come in a lot higher than initially anticipated.
Some of this is due to design changes and refinements. And some of it is due to President Donald Trump’s decision to provoke a trade war with proposed tariffs on steel.
Talk about Stormy weather!
But the project, which at one point in its now 3.5-year history staff had “value-engineered” down to a $9.5 million estimated price tag, has the potential to draw bids of perhaps twice that amount.
Bids will be opened Wednesday, April 25 at 4 p.m. in Mammoth’s Town offices.
At Mammoth’s Council meeting Wednesday, Public Works Director Grady Dutton detailed the latest increases in cost estimates.
As of October, 2017, the estimate was $12 million.
That number does not include $477,000 which has already been spent on preliminary design, environmental and legal work.
It also does not include revisions to the original design, which are anticipated to add $850,000 to the project.
1.) An extra $350,000 for an upgraded chiller/refrigeration system. Rink consultants advised that different uses (figure skating as opposed to hockey, for example) require different ice temperatures as well as ice thicknesses. Apparently, you can’t just tell Alexa to handle it.
2.) Upgrades to the locker rooms, restrooms and showers.