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Camp Verde council to discuss components to sports complex

Wednesday, the Camp Verde Town Council will discuss future construction and phases of the town’s sports complex, located east of the Verde Ranger Station on SR 260. Courtesy Town of Camp Verde

Wednesday, the Camp Verde Town Council will discuss future construction and phases of the town’s sports complex, located east of the Verde Ranger Station on SR 260. Courtesy Town of Camp Verde

CAMP VERDE – At $2,988,950, Tierra Verde Builders came in as the low bid on Phase 1B of the Camp Verde Sports Complex, Town Manager Russ Martin said Monday.

At its Wednesday, Feb. 19 regular meeting, council is expected to award the base bid for Phase 1B of its 100-plus acre sports complex, Martin said.

But council will consider the complex’s future construction and phases Wednesday in a work session, as well as results of the most recent bid, as well as “additional necessary work that has to be completed in order to operate and maintain the park,” Public Works Director Ron Long said.

Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 in council chambers, 473 S. Main St., Suite 106.

“I suspect that most of the discussion will be on finding a way to fund the park,” Long said. “Do we seek additional funding? Or do we sit down with the contractor and find a way, by reducing the scope of work, to save enough money on the base bid to add an alternate?”

According to Long, the town’s current budget for the park’s Phase 1B is approximately $3.1 million.

Bids were due for Phase 1B on Jan. 15. At that time, six bids came in to the Town of Camp Verde. The base bid includes two football/soccer fields and one baseball/softball field. But the base bid, Long said, also has alternatives.

One alternative would add another baseball/softball field, which would cost $723,725. The second alternate would be the construction of a multi-purpose field, which Long said would cost $317,997.

“There are other needs at the park besides the items that were bid, such as the need for a maintenance facility and restrooms which may be discussed,” Long said.

Martin also said that a water line, parking lots, lights, landscaping and kids areas could be discussed Wednesday.

Phase 1A was completed in 2018 and included a rough grade of the site, as well as drainage and storm water needs, installation of sewer, water and irrigation lines, roads, gates and parking.

Camp Verde Sports Complex is located east of the Verde Ranger Station on SR 260.

Council’s agenda is available at cvaz.org. For more information, contact the Town of Camp Verde at 928-554-0023.

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