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Meeting Date: 02/21/2019  

SUBJECT MATTER:
Receive, consider and act upon an update on repairs of the Waterway Square Fountain (as requested by Director Snyder); 
FISCAL IMPACT:
The Township Board of Directors at the December 5, 2018 meeting approved a total cost of $431,152 to address  repairs to the Fountains at Waterway Square which included: repairs = $369,026 plus $19,400 for project management and 11% testing fees and contingency.  The repair work is being conducted by Fountain Works and project management by Moffatt Nichol. 
BACKGROUND:
The Township Board of Directors  considered options to make repairs to the Fountains at Waterway Square several times during the year beginning in February, 2018 through December 5, 2018. 

In February 2018, the Township Board received a report on the issues with the fountains and authorized repairs by the current contractor, Fountain Works, using 2018 Town Center Operations - Contracted Services operating funds.   The repair estimate at that time was $55,840.  After the repair project began, other problems with the structure and piping were identified, including but not limited to:  the ellipse floor that holds the fountain hardware is cracked on its main axis, additional voids within the bowl was found, and additional cracked and leaking pipes were identified.
 
Fountain Works, consulting with staff, a structural engineer, the architect and engineer of The Woodlands Land Development Company (TWLDC) who managed the original design and construction of the fountains, developed options on how to best address the repairs. On December 5, 2018 the Board approved Option 2B which included replacing the ellipse floor with a structural slab and replace existing equipment with new robotic water features and new nonproprietary control system.
             
The repairs to the fountain are significant and will take time to remedy.  Overall, the internal components of the fountain (ellipse) are being completely replaced along with new programming/computer equipment to drive the shows.  The following is a schedule developed for the Board and public to track the progress of the project.  Staff will work with the contractor to ensure minimal interruptions of the various community events at the Square. Please note that there may be impacts to this schedule based on weather.
  • Mid-February- Demolition of internal elements of the Ellipse
  • Mid-March- Installation of piping and electrical
  • Mid-April- Forming/pour structural slab
  • Mid May- Install jets, nozzles, and computer equipment
  • June 1- estimated completion date
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