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April 2014


Pewaukee Sports Complex creeps ahead

The highly anticipated sports complex has not been forgotten by the joint Pewaukee Park and Rec board, even though the last meeting was way back in July. Today they met to discuss concrete removal and estimates for infrastructure projects. 

The sports complex project was originally introduced back in 2007, before the economy took a nose dive. It’s been reinvigorated this year and the board continues to review quotes and comparing costs.

Tonight they approved of Pitzka Wrecking Inc. of Waukesha’s competitive quote to have silos and other concrete (from former barn foundations) removed from the site.

“So two meetings ago, we discussed moving forward and getting numbers updated, that sort of thing. And Harlen Clinkenbeard approached Bob Rohde, as well as myself, to see if we could do some of that in-house, to try to save some costs,” said Parks and Recreation Department Director Kelley Woldanski.

That means right now, Pewaukee staff is refiguring some of the costs (especially those associate with roads and infrastructure) and are hoping to get a better, more specific idea for the different quotes they should be expecting. The board is hoping to have more specific numbers handy for the next meeting so they can hone in on the different phases.

Woldanski believes it’s a win-win for Pewaukee because either the estimate work can be done more cost effectively in-house or they can use that information when they contract engineers, like R.A. Smith International, to do it. This would especially make revising plans or phases easier in the future.

Originally, the sports complex off Lindsay Road was slated to occur through ten phases and cost anywhere between 12-16.5 million dollars depending on the estimates. The project, when completed, will house a football field, many soccer fields, a few baseball diamonds, playgrounds, playfields and a trail. The joint board hopes that it will become a community and family oriented facility for sports, recreation, festivals and shows.

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