Nevada Board OKs Base Plan to Renovate Cub Stadium

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016

The Nevada School Board voted Monday to accept bids and move ahead with the base plan to renovate Cub Stadium. The board will consider further bids at its next meeting, March 28, and decide which, if any, alternates to include in the project.

The base bid plus owner costs is $3,293,571. That figure will likely increase in two weeks when the school board decides on alternates. The board also voted to sell bonds in the amount of $4,710,000 at a rate of 2.67 percent to pay for the project. The bonds are based on future revenue the district will receive from the state’s one-cent sales tax; the bonds will not raise local taxes.

Clint Jensen, of Story Construction, is the project manager for the renovation. He said overall he was pleased with where the bids came in.

“We are about 1.7 percent over our bid estimates. I’m happy we got that close on our figures,” he told the board.

The project was bid in 12 bid packages, and two of those packages did not receive bids. The two unbid packages are being combined into one and put out for bid again. Jensen expects to have those figures available to the board at the March 28 meeting.

The base plan includes new stadium seating, Spirit Store, new concession stand, new restrooms and new fencing.

There are also five alternate projects. One alternate is for the construction of a wrestling room, which has a bid of about $786,000. The second alternate is for a team room, which would extend the ag/mech building at a bid of about $500,000.

Other alternates include a cost for security gates, precast and underground drainage.

Deciding on the base plan gives Jensen the opportunity to get work started on the project. He said residents will be able to see work starting sometime in the next couple weeks.

“We’re going to start the train down the tracks tonight,” said Marty Chitty, president of the board. “The expectation is that we play football in a completed facility for the first home game next fall.”

To do that, work needs to begin now, he said.


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