KAYSVILLE -- To make certain the splash pad is in place before the summer runs out, the Kaysville City Council will hold a special one-agenda-item meeting today at 6 p.m. at City Hall.
At the meeting, a construction bid for the city's new splash pad will be awarded, Kaysville Mayor Steve Hiatt said.
"We are literally holding the meeting to award the bid," Hiatt said.
The apparent low bid on the project is $311,000, he said.
The special meeting was called to accelerate the construction and eventual completion of the project, Hiatt said.
"It would be nice to get going, certainly," he said.
The goal is to have the splash pad in place by the first of August and be able to take advantage of one full month of the warm summer weather, he said.
Had the special council meeting not been scheduled, it would have put the start of construction on the project back another two weeks, as the council's next meeting isn't scheduled until June 5, Hiatt said.
The 3,000-square-foot splash pad, being designed by JUB Engineering, is to be built in the city's Heritage Park at the corner of Fairfield and Crestwood Roads. In addition, some public restrooms are being added to the 4.25-acre park.
The city has received a $280,000 cash donation for the splash pad project from a family requesting they not be identified. The remaining cost associated with the project will be paid for using park impact fees received from new development.
The splash pad will be free to the public.