Roseville Council Allocates $200,000 to Streamline Park Renewal Program
The city's spending is aimed at making the $19 million park renewal program more efficient.
The Roseville City Council agreed to give an Arizona State University (ASU) research group $200,000 over three years for a business plan that will streamline the implementation of the city’s $19 million park renewal program - and save the community money over the long haul.
The city used the ASU “procurement method” on the geothermal project at the Roseville's skating center, and parks and recreation director Lonnie Brokke said the method led to cost savings in cost and time.
The renewal program will revitalize trails, courts, playgrounds and fields at recreational facilities across the city.
“The idea of this program is to train the city to use it for all their projects,” Brokke said.
Brokke said the method, which was recommended to the Council by the parks board, eliminates the need for an outside construction manager, secures the highest performing contractors, reduces management time, and provides a measurement of performance.
“There is a 98 percent performance history of projects coming in on time and on budget,” Brokke said.
Council member Robert Willmus said the city would save $200,000 to $400,00 on not having to use an outside construction manager, less than the cost of the ASU procurement method.
“By going with ASU I think with [this] process you do get the best result,” he said.