According to Structural Superintendent Louis Siqueido, who has been a constant member on the planning, "The equipment was originally supposed to go back to Reno Friday but since we ran into a couple hiccups along the way they were gracious enough to let us keep it until Monday. The equipment came from Q&D construction out of Reno and they provided the trucking too get it here and back to Reno. They also provided all the fuel costs for the equipment while it was in use here with all of it being a donation for the new rec center! Local resident Sean Troupe secured the equipment and is also a Foreman for Q&D, he and Tyler Martin who is also an employee of Q&D donated all their time to operate the equipment. This entailed about 10 hours a day since Monday to make sure we were able to achieve our goals while we had the use of the equipment.
"Al Pombo Inc. And Hobart Mills Recycled Aggregate have also gotten on board to help with the recycling of the concrete debris. Al Pombo has also offered his services in assisting with the backfilling of the void left from the old pool. This is a huge contribution as we have hit a substantial amount of groundwater and the soil is not beneficial to the building of the new rec center. We must proceed with the backfilling and site prep with caution to ensure the site will be stable to sustain the construction of the new building. This is well beyond my expertise and he brings years of experience and knowledge that will prove invaluable to this project! This is a critical step to making our vision a reality for our great little community and future generations.
"Also, with the partnering of Lindsay McIntosh and Musica Sierra we can add the old museum building into this project. By incorporating her project with the new rec center we can begin the development of a master plan for the reinvigoration of the the entire east side of the city park that will beautify this area in conjunction with the ballfields. This will allow better access, parking and walkways to each of these facilities and provide community pride in this area.
"Once this is all completed, we hope to continue to improve our city park to incorporate other uses that the public sees a need for. Hopefully the community will get behind this project as there is still quite a bit of work still to be done including funding, volunteer opportunities and planning for local needs. We are very close to making all this a reality and with the continued support from the city, local businesses and the public we can keep moving forward with an investment into the future of our terrific community!"