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  • Village of Four Seasons moving forward on projects

  • The Village of Four Seasons is moving forward with plans to tackle a laundry list of projects identified by staff and prioritized by the board of trustees.
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  • The Village of Four Seasons is moving forward with plans to tackle a laundry list of projects identified by staff and prioritized by the board of trustees.
    First on the list is an upgrade of the phone system so employees in the offices in the Village Hall can communicate without yelling down the hall. The cost hasn't been identified yet, but trustees hope to find money in the 2013 or 2014 budget.
    At the regular August meeting Wednesday, staff members submitted a list of items they feel need to be addressed. The board asked for cost estimates on each, and also decided to individually prioritize the list for consideration at the September meeting.
    The list
    Trustees discussed the projects at length during their September meeting, making some minor changes based on cost factors and immediate need.
    The punch list as of Wednesday was:
    1. Telephone/communication system (no cost estimate)
    2. ADA compliance for front steps, add railings on each side at $250/railing.
    3. Refurbish the Kiddie Park ground cover, $1,850
    4. Complete surfacing of the parking lot, $11,000
    5. Remove suspended ceiling in inspector's office, add switches, etc., $1,860
    6. Trim out doors to match other door trim in building,
    Trustees told Building Inspector Robert Davis to go ahead with the ADA compliance since projects under $750 do not need formal board approval.
    The board also voted to add Kiddie Kush ground cover for the Kiddie Park for safety reasons.
    City Clerk Tom Laird was given permission to advertise for bids on updating the phone system. If the cost is prohibitive, the board will reconsider the project at a later date.
    Board members also agreed that removing the suspended ceiling, adding outlets and doing some sheetrock work was too expensive at $1,860. Davis will investigate better pricing.
    Laird will also contact the Horseshoe Bend Special Road District about better pricing for surfacing the balance of the parking lot.
    A concern not on the list but discussed at length was a problem with excessive heat in the recently completed inspector's office. Both Laird and Davis said there is a lack of cool airflow in the area even when the building's AC is turned down. Several options were discussed, although trustees hope removing the suspended ceiling will allow some of the heat to escape.
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