Republic to refurbish Flowrider, remodel city hall

The Republic City Council voted 7-0, in the absence of council member Meagen Duran, to go ahead with a refurbishment of the Flowrider, also known as The Huna, a surf simulator at Republic’s aquatic center.
The Huna is the aquatic center’s featured attraction, the only one in Missouri, in fact, and was originally installed in 2005. Now nearly 14 years old and near the end of its life span of 10-15 years, the water ride is in need of a revamp. Of the three bids submitted for the job, Flowrider’s $65,650 bid was the lowest, and therefore chosen.
With the checkbook out, the council also voted to accept a bid from Hambey Construction for $74,254.73 for a remodel of the existing city hall. The upgrades will address safety, security and accessibility among other issues. The company will have 90 days to complete the project. Hambey was the lowest of three bids submitted.
In other business, the council also voted 7-0 to enter into another three-year agreement with Cox Fitness Center, to continue operating the health center located within the Republic Rec Center.
The rent fee for the occupant peaks in 2021 at $115,926.67.
Another agreement continued by the council is with Seniorage Area Agency on Aging for services at the Republic Senior Center to Feb. 1, 2019.
Lastly, the council voted 7-0 awarding a bid for waterline materials for the installation of 1,406 feet of waterline to be relocated for the RepMo Drive roundabout next to Republic High School. Of the two sealed bids, the lowest was submitted by Harry Cooper Supply, at $27,703.72.
It was also noted that the roundabout project will start on approximately March 15, 2019, and should be completed before the beginning of the following school year.
In the early moments of the meeting, the council voted to support the appointment of Cynthia Hyder to the Planning and Zoning Commission, to fulfill the term of the out-going Shane Grooms, which expires June 2019.
 

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