We spoke to the contractor last week and he is expecting the delivery of the equipment the first week of July. Most of the work will be installing the exercise equipment, picnic units, benches, and bag dog stand. Minor adjustments to the irrigation system will be required. It is not practical for the contractor to commence work before equipment comes in. The contractor has stated he should meet July 20 deadline. However if the equipment delivery date runs late it will only delay him a couple of days.
We will keep communicating with the contractor so that he can keep up the schedule.
Javier Reyes, P.E.
Engineering Division Manager
City of El Paso Engineering Department
(915) 541-4630 or (915) 920-5593
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Just Where Are Those Benches and Exercise Stations
As previously mentioned, Newmanistas wonder just when we will see the benches, tables and exercise stations that are supposed to be installed in the park using Neighborhood Improvement program funds. Application for those funds began nearly two years ago and approval was over a year. Bids were taken recently, then rejected, re-bidded and accepted. A&R Contractors won the bid.
With about 17 working days to go before the promised completion date, the contractor has yet to show up.
In an email to our District 2 Representative, Susie Byrd, an official with the city's Department of Engineering wrote: