The Sherman City Council will consider awarding a nearly $151,000 contract to Solid Waterslide, LLC for repairs to The Splash in Fairview Park when it meets at 5 p.m. Monday at Sherman City Hall. The proposed repairs, resurfacing and painting will address nearly 100 cracks in the surface of the community pool that has led to noticeable water loss.
“Some of them are hard to see and notice,” Parks and Recreation Manager Theresa Hutchinson said in October of the cracks. “Others are pretty visible.”
The cracks were discovered during a leak detection study to the 1960s-era pool in 2018. The cracks resulted in the pool losing thousands of gallons of water, or about three inches of water, each day over the past summer, Hutchinson said.
Outside of renovations in 2007, Hutchinson said she does not believe the pool has seen significant repairs in the 20 years that she has worked with the city.
When the city put the project out for bid, officials estimated that it would cost the city about $125,000. Once bids were returned, the city received two proposals with Sherman-based Solid Waterslide recommended as the preferred contractor for the project.
Documents for Monday’s meeting did not show the cost estimate for the lone competing bid.
Here are other items that will be considered during Monday’s meeting:
1. Renewal of city youth curfew
City leaders will consider renewing its ongoing curfew for minors ordinance without any modifications or chances. The ordinance, which puts a curfew for minors between 11 p.m. until 6 a.m. on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday, and a 11:59 p.m. curfew for Friday and Saturday, was originally put in place in 2004 and must be reviewed and reapproved every three years.
3. Financial reporting award
For the 33rd year in a row, the city of Sherman will receive the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. The award commends the city for demonstrating the “spirit of full disclosure” by the city in its finances.