ELKINS — The Randolph County Commission provided an update on the pool/splash pad project at the Elks Lodge and approved two additional items regarding the project during its regular meeting at the James F. Cain Courthouse Annex this week.
Despite the recent change in the weather, Commissioner Cris Siler said the project is still on schedule, even though employees with Danhill Construction have been sidelined because of the cold temperatures.
“The problem is that nobody can do anything right now because of the weather,” Siler said. “The pool line can’t be put in yet because it has to be at least 40 degrees outside. Everything else is in order except this mortar that has to be used for the liner — it’s in the process of being shipped to us.
“Everything is still on schedule, we just have a couple things holding us back from getting everything finished up like it’s supposed to be.”
Siler and Commissioner David Kesling approved the fourth payment to Danhill for the project in the amount of $100,000.50. The money for the new payment will be taken from the community development fund.
In addition to the payment approval, the commission also unanimously approved a change order to the project, under which all new fencing will be put up around the new facility.
“We were hoping to reuse the old fence that they took down, but we found out it wasn’t salvageable,” Siler said. “We are replacing all the fencing now and Danhill is going to do all the labor on it, so we just have to pay for the materials.”
The cost for the new fencing is $13,000. That money will also be taken from the community development fund.
“We only had one change order this time around but they are currently working on the ones we had previously approved,” Siler said. “We had already done the approval where we changed and approved that.
“It wasn’t ADA compliant so they’ve taken out all the cinder block dividers because we didn’t have the capacity we need to have. So we expanded those and we are compliant now. Plus we had to put new asphalt down to the walkway up to the pool to make it ADA compliant.”
Last month the county commission announced that the official opening date for the pool/splash pad would be April 28, 2023. The total cost of the project is expected to be $2,163,372.