Commission considers skateboard wall bids


The City Commission will consider authorizing contract negotiations for a sound attenuation wall at the skateboard area of Hamilton Upchurch Park during their regular meeting Monday night.

Core Construction of Jacksonville and local contractor John Valdes were highest-rated bidders for a 10-16 foot sound attenuation wall along the Flamingo Drive area in bids from five contractors ranging from $67,900 to $463,000.

Bidders were rated on criteria developed by a city team.

Core’s bid ranged from $67,900 for a 10-foot wall to $92,500 for a 16-foot wall.

Valdes’ bids were $90,035.70 and $105,875.70.

Commissioners authorized $75,000 to correct noise problems at the area, including a wall to decrease the skateboard noise level reaching the Flamingo Drive neighborhood.

City staff will also update commissioners on current activity at the Upchurch Park skateboard area since reducing hours of operation and removing metal rails targeted as noisemakers.

The meeting begins at 5:00 p.m. in the Alcazar Room at City Hall.

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