Cullman City Council special called meeting to discuss waterpark contract

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CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council held a special called meeting Friday to rescind a previous Change Order made on December 13 for Aquatic Development Group (ADG) for the “Wild Water” waterpark expansion project at Cullman Wellness and Aquatic Center.

The council originally awarded the bid for the expansion project to ADG in the amount of $6,736,000. Change Order No. 1 was approved in December in the amount of $636,360 for additional and improved features at the “Wild Water” Waterpark including a larger wave pool. Also approved, but not mutually agreed upon by both parties, was the Change Order No. 2 the City of Cullman approved to increase the project cost by $37,240 for additional structural supports for a LED video wall at the waterpark, bringing the total cost of the contract to $7,409,600.

At the special called meeting, the council rescinded Change Order No. 2 and approved a new reductive Change Order proposed by ADG to mutually benefit both parties to decrease the project cost by $212,000 by removing the concessions building and removing perimeter and interior fencing from the contract. Council President Jenny Folsom said, “This is basically to reduce the cost to the contractor by a little over $200,000 and the city will be assuming the fencing, the concession stand, and the landscaping.” Mayor Jacobs added that the reductive change order is to help the contractor complete the project in a timely manner. Folsom said, “We’re looking at opening by Memorial Day weekend.”

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