City makes more updates to Government Street project page (update)

The City of Pensacola made additional updates to its page concerning the Government Street Stormwater Project.

For the first time, residents can see on the city’s website drawings of the park and ponds. Mayor Ashton Hayward never held a town hall meeting for the Tanyard residents and businesses to have input into the project. (See update below)

The west pond is very close to the residences on Donelson Street. They should have had a chance to voice any concerns before the design was finalized and the project bid.

City also added the December 2015 Council action that approved the contract the budget – which we have previously published is:

Construction Contract – Base Bid: $ 2,324,528.78
Construction Contract – Bid Alternates 3-7 and 9: $463,658.80
10% Contingency  $278,818.76
Engineering Design/Permitting -Consultant $199,000.00
Project Management and Inspection $82,000.00
Construction Testing and Misc. $24,500.00

Total: $ 3,372,506.34

“The only significant cost addition to date has been the groundwater treatment system that was added to the project but was mostly funded by Escambia County.” – per city website.

This last statement contradicts what City Engineer Derek Owens told Commissioner Lumon May when he toured the project on Dec. 14. Owens told May that the project was over budget.

City Administrator Eric Olson also told Councilwoman Sherri Myers that the project was running over budget and that they may have to take stormwater funds from other projects.

What’s the truth?

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Just got off the phone with Commissioner May. He confirmed that Owens told him the reason the pumps, excavators and dump trucks were running through the night and on weekends was because the project was running behind schedule and over budget.

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Update 12/22/16: A reader pointed out an article from July 11, 2014 that previewed a public meeting on the design that was to be held on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Read PNJ.

We couldn’t find any reports on the hearing, but we do know that Tanyard residents protested the pond on Friday, July 18: “A dozen protesters turned out Friday afternoon in front of Pensacola City Hall objecting to plans for a new stormwater retention pond they say is too close to a downtown park where children play.” Read PNJ.

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  1. Anonymous,

    From City of Pensacola Events Calendar – July 2014

    Boards and Commissions
    Code Enforcement Authority
    July 1, 2014, 3:00 pm @ City Council Chambers

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    Planning Board
    July 8, 2014, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm @ Hagler/Mason Conference Room

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    EASTSIDE REDEVELOPMENT BOARD MEETING
    July 9, 2014, 4:00 pm @ Whibbs Conference Room

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    CMPA Operations and Audit Committee
    July 14, 2014, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm @ Whibbs Conference Room

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    Code Enforcement Authority
    July 15, 2014, 3:00 pm @ City Council Chambers

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    Community Maritime Park Associates Board of Trustees
    July 16, 2014, 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm @ Hagler/Mason Conference Room

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    Parks & Recreation Board Meeting
    July 17, 2014, 8:00 am - 10:00 am @ Whibbs Conference Room

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    Architectural Review Board
    July 17, 2014, 2:00 pm @ Whibbs Conference Room

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    Community Redevelopment Agency
    July 17, 2014, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm @ Hagler/Mason Conference Room

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    Environmental Advisory Board
    July 23, 2014, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm @ Whibbs Conference Room

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    Task Force on Improving Human Services
    July 29, 2014, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm @ Hagler/Mason Conference Room

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    City Council
    City Council Agenda Conference
    July 14, 2014, 3:30 pm @ Hagler/Mason Conference Room

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    City Council Workshop – Immediately following 3:30 PM Agenda Conference
    July 14, 2014, 3:30 pm @ Hagler/Mason Conference Room

    To discuss: 1) Post Flood Stormwater Planning Update; and 2) Council Administration Issues

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    City of Pensacola Public Officials to Attend Public Lecture at IHMC
    July 16, 2014, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC)

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    City Council Meeting
    July 17, 2014, 5:30 pm @ City Council Chambers

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    City of Pensacola and Escambia County Joint Symposium on Stormwater
    July 18, 2014, 9:00 am @ Pensacola Bay Center

    Mayor and City Council and Escambia County Board of County Commissioners with J. David Waggoner, FAIA facilitating.

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    City Council Workshop – Proposed FY 2015 Budget
    July 21, 2014, 9:00 am @ Hagler/Mason Conference Room

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    City Council Workshop – Proposed FY 2015 Budget
    July 22, 2014, 9:00 am @ Hagler/Mason Conference Room

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    City Council Workshop – Proposed FY 2015 Budget (Tentatively Scheduled)
    July 23, 2014, 9:00 am @ Hagler/Mason Conference Room

    3rd Date Tentatively Scheduled (if necessary)

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    Community Maritime Park
    Blues Angel Music’s Blues on the Bay
    July 6, 2014, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Community Maritime Park

    An evening of Blues every Sunday night the Blue Wahoos are away. Concerts are FREE and run 5pm-7pm in the amphitheater at the Community Maritime Park. May 4 – Fatty Waters (Benefit Concert for Manna Food Pantries) May 11 – The Dizzy Juke Band (Benefit Concert for Manna Food Pantries) June 8 – Ma Ma Lucky July 6 – Michael Vincent Band July 27 – Diedra + The Ruff Pro Band August 3 – Studebaker John August 17 – To Be Announced August 31 – The Dizzy Juke Band For more information, call 850.436.5670 http://www.PensacolaCommunityMaritimePark.com http://www.BluesAngelMusic.com No glass. No pets.

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    Hill Kelly Drive-In Movies (RIO 2)
    July 18, 2014, 8:30 pm @ Community Maritime Park

    FREE Summer Movie Series May 30 – FROZEN June 27 – MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN July 18 – RIO 2 August 29 – THE LEGO MOVIE Sponsored by Hill Kelly, Cox Communications, Cat Country 98.7, and Pensacola Government Federal Credit Union

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    Blues Angel Music’s Blues on the Bay
    July 27, 2014, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Community Maritime Park

    An evening of Blues every Sunday night the Blue Wahoos are away. Concerts are FREE and run 5pm-7pm in the amphitheater at the Community Maritime Park. May 4 – Fatty Waters (Benefit Concert for Manna Food Pantries) May 11 – The Dizzy Juke Band (Benefit Concert for Manna Food Pantries) June 8 – Ma Ma Lucky July 6 – Michael Vincent Band July 27 – Diedra + The Ruff Pro Band August 3 – Studebaker John August 17 – To Be Announced August 31 – The Dizzy Juke Band For more information, call 850.436.5670 http://www.PensacolaCommunityMaritimePark.com http://www.BluesAngelMusic.com No glass. No pets.

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    Community Meetings & Events
    2014 Florida Neighborhoods Conference
    July 10, 2014 - July 12, 2014 @ Loews Royal Pacific Hotel

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    Pensacola Neighborhood Challenge (PNC) Matching Grant Workshop
    July 24, 2014, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm @ Hagler/Mason Conference Room

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    Westside Garden District Neighborhood Association Meeting
    July 29, 2014, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm @ West Florida Public Library

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    Mayor’s Neighborhood Cleanup Program
    Mayor’s Neighborhood Cleanup
    July 26, 2014, All Day

    The Mayor’s Neighborhood Cleanup Program is a concentrated sweep through a selected neighborhood each month focusing on cleaning up litter and removing abandoned vehicles.

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    Pensacola Area Cemetery Team (PACT)
    Cemetery Vandalism and Disaster Planning: Make a Plan
    July 21, 2014, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ West Florida Public Library

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    Play Pensacola
    Fishing Camp
    July 7, 2014, 8:00 am - July 11, 2014, 4:30 pm @ Miraflores Park

    Learn to fish, have fun, and enjoy your day. Fishing camp is for ages 7 to 13. Dates: June 9-13; and a separate camp on July 7-11 http://www.PlayPensacola.com

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    Fishing Camp (Advanced)
    July 14, 2014, 8:00 am - July 18, 2014, 4:30 pm @ Miraflores Park

    Advanced fishing camp is for ages 7 to 13. Dates: July 14-18

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    Adventure Day Camp
    July 21, 2014, 8:00 am - July 25, 2014, 4:30 pm @ Miraflores Park

    Ages 7 – 13 Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Fishing, and Hiking 850.516.9382

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    Special Events
    Palafox Market
    July 5, 2014, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm @ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza

    Fresh produce, live plants, baked goods, fine art, and antiques are just a few of the items offered by vendors at Palafox Market in Downtown Pensacola. Items originate directly from onsite vendors who grow, make, or create the fruits, vegetables, herbs, and art for sale.

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    Palafox Market
    July 12, 2014, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm @ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza

    Fresh produce, live plants, baked goods, fine art, and antiques are just a few of the items offered by vendors at Palafox Market in Downtown Pensacola. Items originate directly from onsite vendors who grow, make, or create the fruits, vegetables, herbs, and art for sale.

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    Gallery Night
    July 18, 2014, 5:00 pm @ Downtown Pensacola

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    Palafox Market
    July 19, 2014, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm @ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza

    Fresh produce, live plants, baked goods, fine art, and antiques are just a few of the items offered by vendors at Palafox Market in Downtown Pensacola. Items originate directly from onsite vendors who grow, make, or create the fruits, vegetables, herbs, and art for sale.

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    Palafox Market
    July 26, 2014, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm @ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza

    Fresh produce, live plants, baked goods, fine art, and antiques are just a few of the items offered by vendors at Palafox Market in Downtown Pensacola. Items originate directly from onsite vendors who grow, make, or create the fruits, vegetables, herbs, and art for sale.

  2. Anonymous,
    I couldn’t find an notes of the meeting on the city’s website. Do you know it was actually held? The PNJ has a article on a protest about the pond on Friday, July 18: – Protesters rally against new retention pond.

    In that article: “Spencer, referring to David Waggonner, who spoke at a government flood control symposium on Friday morning, said residents of the neighborhood where the new pond is planned might be invited to help advise on its design.”

    The PNJ Government Calendar for that week doesn’t mention it – instead for Friday, July 18 there is this announcement:

    “Joint Symposium on Stormwater: 9 a.m. Friday. To discuss stormwater issues with the mayor of Pensacola, Pensacola City Council and Escambia Board of County Commissioners. Facilitator: J. David Waggoner. Pensacola Bay Center, 201 E. Gregory St. 435-1607.”

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