Hamburg City Council approved $49,305 be removed from the capital improvement fund to supplement construction at Norman Park, but the mayor said future funds will also be needed.

The total cost for the Norman Park updates, including change orders, was $2,024,081, but that total did not include lighting the walking trail or two of the baseball fields.

The bond money was $2,013,381 and the city was short $10,700.

“So we were ten thousand short, but on a two million dollar bid I think that’s pretty good,” Weindorf said.

Weindorf said that another change order, this one to add lime to an area of the parking lot that doesn’t have rock, was recently put in adding $119,000 to the project.

However, the company was issuing a $48,000 credit because the rock was not put down making the total of the new change order $79,214.

Weindorf said that a combination of the rock credit and other changes left the city’s balance at $49,305. The council approved that the mayor transfer $49,305 from capital improvement to finish the project.

Weindorf said the capital improvement fund was currently at $1,620,000 before the amounts voted that night were deducted and he thought the account was in good shape.

Council person Mike Sanderlin asked what changes had been made and what projects had been removed from the original plans for the Norman Park renovations.

Weindorf said that the only change was the removal of a small parking lot, which was deducted before construction started.

“If you’ve been over there lately, it’s really coming together,” Weindorf said. “It’s going to be nice.”

Once the current project is completed Norman Park will have two new pavilions; two big pieces of playground equipment; brand new restroom facilities, which will mean five total in the park; a new sewer system for the baseball facility and concession stand; and two new ball fields, one for tee ball and one for softball.

Weindorf said that the city still needed funds to light the new part of the walking trail and add lights to two of the baseball fields.

One of the council members asked if the mayor thought there was going to be an ongoing request for funds to be used at Norman Park.

“Hopefully; I wanted to get this over with and let’s see where we are. There are matching grants from the state that might be enough to finish up the park in two or three years,” Weindorf said.

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