Parks Committee approves budget transfer to fund new flooring at Katy Cavins Center

By Martha Stoffel

O’FALLON – The Parks & Environment Committee gave approval to city staff to pursue a budget transfer to pay for the replacement of the flooring in the Katy Cavins Community Center at their meeting Monday night.

The flooring was replaced in 2012, but the staff have had multiple issues with the vinyl planks since then. Staff is looking into possible legal action to cover the cost of replacing the flooring.

New events are not being booked for the facility, and staff estimates current lost revenue is between $12,000-15,000 for the last 6-9 months. The committee did not want to continue to see lost revenue on the facility, and agreed immediate replacement was necessary.

Staff received three viable bids for the replacement of the flooring and have selected McCullough as the approved provider. They are recommending the use of $20,000 in the FY19 budget originally planned for painting and an additional $20,000 transferred from the general fund reserves to the facilities operating account to cover the flooring replacement, with the anticipation of reimbursement once all legal issues have been resolved.

Staff also provided information to the committee regarding bids that opened Wednesday, January 16 for a few fencing projects and the municipal mowing contract. The fencing projects will be for backstop replacements on fields three and four at the community park, fencing around the tennis courts and a possible backstop at the Savannah Hills park.