Lowest bid to renovate Alonzo Williams Park is $400,000 over grant…

first_img Reply Reply This is really strange to me. It was understood that additional costs to the city would have to be added to the grant money to complete the project. They went over everything, they amended certain things that were shown, and I thought it was a go….green light. They boasted about it on various sites, and in the media, and then, I read where they are considering sending the grant money back?????? That is not right, at all, I am sorry, but it is not right! They got people’s hopes up, and let them down. Barbara McLeod March 22, 2018 at 7:08 pm Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply It was learned at the Wednesday Apopka City Council meeting that the lowest bid to renovate and build a community center at Alonzo Williams Park was over $400,000 above the grant amount of $750,000.Dr. Ray Shackelford, an Apopka resident who often speaks during the public comments portion of the meeting asked the Council what was happening with the Alonzo Williams community center. Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer then asked City Administrator Glenn Irby for an update on the project.“We actually put it on the street for bids,” said Irby. “We got three back. The grant we received was for $750,000. The bids came back and the lowest one was over $400,000 more than the $750,000 we have in the grant.”Irby went on to explain that the City is trying to understand why the bids were higher than the grant, and the timeline for action to keep the project going.“We’re trying to figure out why. We still have the grant, but we need to be under construction by the end of the year or we do stand a chance of losing it at that particular point in time. We’re trying to actually value-engineer it where we can get the price lower. If that fails, then we can do a couple of things depending on what the Council wants to do. One of the things we could do is let it go, which I don’t think the Council wants to do, the second would be at the budget session to try and come up with the additional $400,000-plus, and the third would be to take it from reserves.”In November of 2016, the City announced winning the federal grant and at that time believed construction would begin in 2017.The 5,500 square foot center is proposed to be twice as large as the current building.Once a bid is accepted, the long-awaited project will demolish the existing structure at Alonzo Williams Park, 515 South Hawthorne Avenue, and construct a new community center in its place. The new building will be twice the size of the existing facility with more than 5,500 square feet and feature a large meeting area, offices, activity rooms and a covered entry with a vehicle driveway. It will also include paved parking along M.A. Board Street and future parking adjacent to the facility.The federal grant is administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, which provides between $18 and $26 million in federal funds each year to benefit local governments. Michael Heaton 5 COMMENTS Hmmmm. The Anatomy of Fear March 22, 2018 at 9:10 pm Reply Please enter your name here Alonzo Williams Park is a three-acre facility with multi-purpose fields, outdoor basketball courts, a softball field and a playground. It also received a separate $50,000 grant through the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program to improve its recreation areas in 2016. So the 100,000 spent was just a vision. Nothing that took into consideration actual cost of redesign. My son could have made a pretty rendering for $99,995 less. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. March 24, 2018 at 10:23 am March 25, 2018 at 1:34 pm March 22, 2018 at 9:11 pm Michael Heaton $200 per square foot?? What have they built into the specifications in the documents for that building? Must be some gold plated fittings in those restrooms! Somebody needs to check the plans and specs for that building and get with the architectural firm regarding their design! Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Apopka Resident Mama Mia Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Is the covered entry way really necessary? Quite a bit of expense there with structure, brick work and roofing. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSAlonzo Williams ParkCity of Apopka Previous articleTip-a-Cop coming to Apopka in AprilNext articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Charles Oliveira brags about winning future UFC fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov

first_imgAlso Read- UFC: Dana White Confirms Tony Ferguson Vs Khabib NurmagomedovAlso Read- Khabib Nurmagomedov: Fighter’s Salary, Net Worth, Next UFC Opponent Khabib Nurmagomedov, the ‘Dagestani Eagle’ is at the peak of his career and after two back-to-back successful title defences against Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier at UFC 229 and UFC 242 respectively, the UFC lightweight champion is expected to face Tony Ferguson in his next fight. No wonder Nurmagomedov is one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the division and he mauls his opponents. However, there is a lightweight contender who claims that he possesses the ability to dethrone Khabib Nurmagomedov from his undefeated MMA record.  The number 15 ranked Charles Oliveira is currently on a six-fight win-streak and he wants to face Nurmagomedov, only to make him feel what defeat tastes like. Also Read- UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov Considers Mohamed Salah As Perfect Role ModelUFC: Charles Oliveira thinks he can beat Khabib NurmagomedovWell before you rule out the possibility instantly, Charles Oliveira has finished off all of his last six opponents which include two knockouts and four submissions. The Brazilian holds an MMA record of 28 wins and eight losses. Ever since losing to Paul Felder at UFC 218, he went onto achieve a six-fight win-streak against some of the best fighters of the roster including the likes of Jim Miller, Clay Guida and Jared Gordon in his last fight on November 16. The Brazilian has now fixed his eyes on the 155lbs title and he feels that he can take it away from Khabib. 10 months ago UFC: Conor McGregor gets attacked in Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Russia 9 months ago UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov considers Mohamed Salah as perfect role model WE RECOMMEND LIVE TV 10 months ago UFC: Dana White confirms Tony Ferguson vs Khabib Nurmagomedov Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US In a recent interview, Charles Oliveira said that Khabib Nurmagomedov has been beating everyone at the top but all those victories came up against stand-up guys. Oliveira feels that his superior Jiu-Jitsu skills can impose a threat on Khabib. The Brazilian also said that he is not afraid to take the game on the ground against Khabib, where the lightweight champion is most comfortable since he is Khabib’s anti-game and also claimed that he is better than Khabib Nurmagomedov in stand-up.  “I think if I win two more fights, maybe I can have the opportunity to fight him (Khabib Nurmagomedov)” said the Brazilian martial artist.Also Read- UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov Says McGregor Needs 10 Wins Before RematchUFC: Whom will Khabib face after Tony Ferguson?After Khabib vs Tony Ferguson takes place, former double champ Conor McGregor expressed his urge to fight the winner but Khabib has ruled out the possibility. According to Khabib, Conor McGregor needs to win 10 fights in a row if he wishes to face him once again in a re-match. The first encounter between them did not go well for the Irishman as Khabib choked him out in round four of the UFC 229 main-event fight. 10 months ago Khabib Nurmagomedov: Fighter’s salary, net worth, next UFC opponent FOLLOW US Last Updated: 18th November, 2019 19:40 IST Charles Oliveira Brags About Winning Future UFC Fight With Khabib Nurmagomedov After his recent victory against Jared Gordon on November 16, Charles Oliviera said that he can dethrone lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Know more. COMMENT WATCH US LIVE 9 months ago UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov says McGregor needs 10 wins before rematch First Published: 18th November, 2019 19:40 IST Raj Sarkar last_img read more