Clintonville to remove swimming pool
Go Green Recycling has lowest bid
By Bert Lehman
The Clintonville Parks and Recreation Committee has recommended that the city accept a bid of $37,500 from Go Green Recycling and Quarry of Fremont to remove the city’s outdoor swimming pool.
The funding for the demolition project would come from insurance money the city received after the building at the pool was damaged by a fire in December 2015. The pool has not reopened since then.
Parks & Recreation Director Justin Mc Auly presented the bids to the committee at its Aug. 29 meeting.
Mc Auly said seven contractors attended a pre-bid meeting on July 30. Five submitted formal bids.
“I was excited about that,” Mc Auly said. “It’s great for a project.”
Contractors who submitted bids included: Go Green Recycling & Quarry – $37,500; T.L. Kersten Excavating (Clintonville) – $45,000; BDM Contracting (Butte Des Morts) – $49,380; Robinson Brothers (Waunakee) – $58,500; and Azarian Wrecking (Racine) – $100,654.
The bids include the removal of all asphalt and concrete, which will be hauled to cold storage.
Demolition of the pool facility is contingent on an abatement for asbestos, Mc Auly said.
Because old buildings need to be inspected for asbestos before they are razed, the city hired a local contractor, Aeroloc Environmental Services, to test for lead and asbestos.
According to a letter to the city from Aeroloc Environmental Services, six samples of suspect paint were analyzed for lead.
“Laboratory analysis indicated none of the samples would be considered lead bearing paint,” the letter said.
The city plans to recycle the concrete from the pool facility and use it on road construction projects. If the tests had been positive, that concrete could not have been recycled, Mc Aully said.
The other option would have been to sandblast all the paint off the concrete, which would have added to the cost.
Since the tests came back negative, the concrete will be hauled to a storage site near the Clintonville Municipal Airport. The concrete would then be crushed at a later date.
Testing for asbestos
Mc Auly said two areas of the pool facility were tested for asbestos. One area was window glazing. This tested negative for asbestos.
The other area tested was the caulk between the spancrete roof sections. The tests on the caulk came back positive for asbestos. The caulk is located in all the rooms and amounts to 55 square feet, according to Aeroloc Environmental Services.
“The ceiling seam caulk is a friable material that must be removed by an abatement contractor prior to any demolition or renovation activities,” the report said. “All electrical panel interiors were assumed to contain asbestos. The demolition contractor should segregate these from the demolition stream and dispose of them as Category II non-friable material.”
Mc Auly said the city has received one quote as to how much it will cost to remove the caulk. The cost is higher than a threshold amount that requires the city to receive three quotes for the work. Mc Auly said he is in the process of obtaining two additional quotes.
The city also has an inventory of dirt fill that will be used to fill the pool area, so the city won’t have to pay for it.
The chain link fencing will be recycled and the area will be reseeded, Mc Auly said.
Some items inside the building, such as the lockers and the outside porpoise will be kept by the city. The plaque currently on the site will also be saved.