Pella City Council considering engineering contract for indoor leisure facility | Radio KNIA KRLS

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With a public referendum to extend the current sales tax on the horizon in September, Pella City Council is preparing for the construction of a new indoor recreation facility.

A resolution on the agenda of the Pella City Council meeting this week concerns an architectural and engineering services agreement with Shive-Hattery. A 12-member ad hoc committee formed in April to assist the board with the design, components and operations of the proposed project gave Shive-Hattery its top recommendation as a company after receiving ten total proposals and evaluating those choice.

The proposed architectural contract includes design, tender and construction observation services for a 90,000 square foot recreation facility located at Pella Sports Park which could include three full-size gymnasiums, a indoor walking track, a competition pool and other features largely motivated by fundraising.

If the current Local Options Sales and Services Tax is not extended by voters on September 13, the deal could be terminated with seven days’ notice.

Pella City Council will consider the proposal at its meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Pella Public Safety Complex, which can also be viewed online.

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