Three courts with $99,000 price tag on City Council’s agenda Tuesday
By Andrea Papagianis
A proposal to build three bocce ball courts at Lantern Bay Park will go before the Dana Point City Council Tuesday night, as council members could decide to spend nearly $100,000 on the project.
City Council meetings are held at City Hall, 33282 Golden Lantern. Meetings start at 6 p.m.
Staff is recommending the five-member council approve transferring $99,850 from the city’s Park Development Fund in order to install bocce ball courts at the park’s southwest end.
The project would construct three courts, measuring 13 feet by 91 feet each, in accordance with standards set by the United States Bocce Federation. The size could allow courts to be used for national and international competition, according to a staff report.
Bocce ball is a sport with ancient lineage that is played much like horseshoes or lawn bowling. The sport is the fastest growing ball sport in the world and falls second behind soccer in most played sports worldwide, the staff report said.
City staff met with five contractors for proposals and is recommending the council choose the Highland-based Athletic Field Specialists. The company submitted a proposal for $86,850 that staff added a 15 percent contingency, or $13,000, to. The contingency money would be transferred back to the city’s account if it goes unused. Currently, the fund’s balance sits at around $690,000.
According to the report, some of the park’s trees will be removed to make room for the courts.
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