The delay was largely due to the contractor not understanding he needed to get a building permit, Schwar said.
You know who does understand the need for a building permit? The City of Thunder Bay Administration. The people that hired the contractor in the first place. The people who put out the tender in the first place. The people who had (?) several meetings with the contractor before the contractor actually started construction.
Also, did the City of Thunder Bay not have any idea what the contractor planned to do? No idea about what the plan to build a splash pad might look like? No idea how water, which is one of the main components of a splash pad, will be dealt with after it is done splashing?
“We also had some issues with how this thing was going to be drained, in terms of the wastewater. That was an internal, city discussion. Whether it would go into the sanitary or into the storm [sewers],” Schwar said.
A splash pad is water shooting out of a concrete floor and the running off into a drain. Water, concrete and drain. That is pretty much all there is to a splash pad. Issues about how this was going to be drained delaying the project? Really? Draining water is half of what a splash pad does.
The part that I do not understand is that the City of Thunder Bay already has splash pads. Working splash pads. Why reinvent the wheel or splash pad?
He calls the project a learning experience for both the city and the contractor.
Oh yes….the city has learned a lot about the Parks Planning Department.
|City of Thunder Bay||ALEXANDER||ROBERT||General Manager – Community & Emergency Services||$168,319.15||$1,166.00|
|City of Thunder Bay||FAYRICK||PAUL||Manager – Parks||$111,286.52||$774.24|
|City of Thunder Bay||MAURO||PASQUALE||Manager – Engineering||$111,651.97||$774.24|