Naperville Riverwalk Planning, Design and Construction Committee reviews Moser Bridge shoreline restoration project
Naperville Riverwalk Planning, Design and Construction Committee met Tuesday, Aug. 2.
The function of the Riverwalk Commission is to promote, encourage and guide the development and use of the Riverwalk, a park located in downtown Naperville along the DuPage River.
Here are the minutes as provided by Naperville:
Planning, Design, and Construction Committee Meeting Minutes Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 7:30 a.m. Conference Room 164, Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street, Naperville, IL
Committee Attendees: Jeanne Buddingh, PD&C Chairman; Dick Galitz; John Joseph; Chuck Papanos; and Geoff Roehll
Committee Absent: Pat Kennedy, Bill Novack, and Bob Ross
Other Attendees: Brian Dusak, ERA; and Carl Peterson, GRWA
I. Call to Order Buddingh called the meeting to order at 7:30 a.m.
II. Action Items A. Open Forum - Members of the Public who wish to address the Committee
No members of the public were interested in addressing the Committee.
B. Park District – Chuck Papanos
1. Recycling Containers
Papanos distributed a map of the location of the three existing recycling containers. The map also showed the locations of the four proposed additional recycling containers. All locations are strategically placed to maximize their visibility and usage. The Committee agreed that seven recycling containers would be sufficient at this time. The existing containers for general trash can be retrofit by exchanging the existing top to the blue recycling color at a cost of approximately $85 each. A new recycling container is approximately $300. Erickson will follow up with the concerned downtown employee who originally contacted her about the lack of recycling containers on the Riverwalk.
2. Pokémon Go
The community is very engaged with the Pokémon Go Smartphone location-based reality game. The Riverwalk has been busy with gamers of all ages,
C. Moser Tower Assessment – Brian Dusak
Dusak reported that the next draft report should be ready by the middle of August. When completed, the final report will include an assessment of the interior and exterior structure as well as a recommended prioritized course of action, timeline and suggested future maintenance. This document will be the companion piece to the Riverwalk Asset Management Plan (AMP).
D. Water Street District/Riverwalk – Jan Erickson for Bill Novack
Erickson reported that the parking deck will not be opened before Labor Day. Roehll explained that there was very little scour of the top soil in the low flow eyebrows during the recent flood event. He gave an explanation of approved landscape plantings that will be installed to complete the Riverwalk portion of the project. He also reported that the pad for the Dick Tracy sculpture has been poured.
Erickson distributed and reviewed the updated spreadsheet for PAO22.
1. Rotary Hill Parking Lot Repair – Jan Erickson for Bill Novack
The damaged curbing repair is complete. Erickson has received quotes for the seal coating, crack filling and striping work. A contractor has been chosen. A requisition for the purchase order has been submitted. The remaining repairs for the parking lot are scheduled to be completed before the beginning of the School District 203 academic year on August 17, 2016.
2. Moser Bridge Shoreline Restoration – Jan Erickson for Bill Novack
The bids that were opened on July 21, 2106 were considerably higher than anticipated. The committee discussed the bids and possible options. They agreed that these bids will be rejected. The project will be postponed until the spring. The possibility of purchasing the wall material now and asking the Park District to store the material until needed was discussed. Dusak will talk with Papanos regarding the details,
3. Reroof Jaycee Gazebo – Jan Erickson for Bill Novack
After receiving the high quote from the City’s job order contractor, Erickson was directed to contact additional roofing contractors for quotes. The quotes are due on August 5, 2016.
III. New Business
A. West Extension Gateway Accessibility
This agenda item was tabled until the September Planning, Design and Construction Committee meeting,
B. CY 2017 Budget – Jan Erickson
Erickson explained that the City has two budgets; general fund and capital improvement program. The committee discussed which projects should be included in the CY20172021 proposed CIP budget. The justification and timeline for each project was also discussed. Erickson will prepare a copy of both budgets to be presented to the full Riverwalk Commission at their August 10, 2016 meeting.
C. Past Riverwalk Commissioners
In 2012 it was decided that all former Riverwalk Commissioner would be recognized with a 4”x8” commemorative brick. The bricks would include an 8”x8” brick header identifying the bricks as past Riverwalk Commissioners. The bricks will be placed in the soldier course along the south pathway just west of Eagle Street. Buddingh suggested that this may be a good time to order and install the commemorative bricks as a part of the Riverwalk's 35" anniversary. Erickson will explore the associated cost and report at the September PDC meeting.
IV. Upcoming Meetings
A. Riverwalk Commission, August 10, 2016, 7:30 a.m. Lunch Room, Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville, IL
B. Riverwalk Planning, Design & Construction Committee, September 6, 2016, 7:30 a.m. Conference Room 164, Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville, IL
C. Riverwalk Commission, September 14, 2016, 7:30 a.m. Lunch Room, Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville, IL
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:08 a.m.
Respectfully submitted by
Janette Erickson, Riverwalk Administrator