Bielenberg Sports Center Expansion, Special Events Policy, 2013 Budget: Woodbury Council Preview
The City Council meets for a workshop at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The Woodbury City Council during Wednesday night’s workshop is set to review the latest plans for the Bielenberg Sports Center expansion, discuss a formal policy for special events and check in on the 2013 budget.
The council meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall.
Also on the agenda is a discussion of stop signs along Valley Creek Road. See: Woodbury to Discuss Need for ‘Inconvenient’ Valley Creek Road Stop Signs
Check out the full agenda on the city’s website.
Bielenberg Sports Center
Woodbury is looking to replace the aging dome at the sports center with a permanent structure at a cost of about $21 million.
Architects have been finalizing the plans, and the city hopes to go out for bids in January 2013. There have been some changes to the design, as outlined in a council memo:
- The field house roof has been changed from a metal standing seam to a thermoplastic standing seam (a sample will be available at the meeting). This has been done because the installation and replacement cost is less than and the longevity is more than a metal standing seam roof.
- The adjacent irrigation pond will be excavated to provide borrow material to construct the building pad and the increased depth will be a benefit for the irrigation system and for the geo thermal system, which will reduce on-going operating costs.
- The interior and exterior finishes have been finalized and Pope Architects will review in the animation videos.
- The overall high point of the field house roof has been reduced by approximately 5 feet to reduce the cost of the steel support structure.
- The interior floor plans have been slightly modified as the uses for each space have been further defined.
Financing plans are also detailed in the council letter.
The city over the past several years has seen an increase in the number and frequency of special events in Woodbury, and provided more than $50,000 in in-kind work for such events in 2012.
With that added pressure on city staff, Woodbury is looking to establish a policy to help manage the process and provide clearer expectations of organizers and the city.
Also on tap for Wednesday is a “check in” on the 2013 budget.
The city is considering three options regarding the budget, ranging from no dollar impact on the average home to $14.
There is a detailed breakdown on the city’s website.