The Faribault City Council Tuesday night approved replacing shelter number two in North Alexander Park.  Parks and Recreation Director Paul Penansky said the shelter was constructed over 30 years ago and is in rough shape due to extensive usage and some vandalism over the years.

Penansky told the council, Parks Department employees will take down the existing structure and remove the concrete slab.  He detailed the shelter is leaning and in poor condition and the concrete is also in bad shape and needs to be replaced.

The low quote to replace the shelter came from Northland Recreation of Woodbury, Mn. for $36,855.15,  The low quote to replace the concrete slab under the shelter is from Thompson Concrete and Masonry of Faribault for $12,490.50.

Penansky says the approved 2018 Budget and Capital Improvement Plan has $50,000,000 budgeted for the project.  He said there will also be some additional costs to replace the electrical and install new lights in the facility.

The City Council did vote unanimously to go forward with the project.

North Alexander Park Faribault Picnic Shelter #2. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
Faribault City Council Meeting March 27, 2018. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld