At their meeting on October 25th, the board heard many public comments regarding the helicopter refueling activity over this past summer season at Diamond Peak. The board will be reviewing the contract at an upcoming meeting.
At their upcoming meeting on November 8th, the board is expected to review and possibility approve a contract for the assessment and implementation plan for point-of-sale systems across the District venues.
The board discussed the newly created Treasurers report. Trustee Tulloch and Interim Director of Finance collaborated on its format. The report is intended to be keep the board and the community informed on the District’s expenses as compared to budget in an easy to comprehend format.
The majority of the board discussed and expressed concerns regarding the profit percentage being proposed for the completion of the effluent pipeline replacement project. The profit percentage wasn’t called out in the original contract but was paid at a rate of 14%. Trustee Tulloch explained the concept of a CMAR (Construction Manager At Risk) project to be risk sharing, and he views the District is assuming all of the risk with the 14% guaranteed profit margin. While the board expressed a desire to move forward and complete the project, the board majority asked staff to return to with options (Trustee Noble was comfortable moving forward). It was suggested the District hire an attorney to negotiate the terms of this contract. The remainder of the project is currently estimated to be nearly $50M. When Granite Construction initially bid on the project, it was roughly a $25M project. Inflation is driving factor of the increased costs, not a change of project scope. The total project costs, including the work completed this summer, is estimated to be roughly $63M.
The board approved the proposed project carry forward funds to augment the 2023-24 budget.
Removed from the agenda was the item for the potential purchase of 6 Greenmaster Flex 1021 mowers for the Championship Golf Course at an estimated cost of roughly $109K.