According to the ordinance, the replacement is necessary due to moisture damage to the current flooring system. Story as aired: In a letter to the council from Andrew Carmichael Parks and Recreation Director: “Over the last year we have experienced water damage and warping on the existing flooring system despite extensive treatments. The damage has affected both the wood and insulation.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Soldotna City Council will introduce an ordinance at their bi-weekly council meeting to appropriate funds in order to replace the flooring system, that is used to cover the ice for dry floor events at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. This proposed flooring replacement system is a combination of plywood and furring strips to create an airspace underneath to be used with an event carpet cover. Carmichael: “If this is the direction we go, staff will assemble the sheet goods and furring strips with available time before our next ice covered dry floor event March 24, which is the taste of the Kenai and we have 2/3 of the carpet needed to cover the entire rink in inventory already.” The ordinance will be on the consent agenda at the Soldotna City Council meeting on Wednesday, January 10. According to the ordinance, this was the least expensive option and the best fit for the City at this time; which allows them to build it in house and will also allow the ability to add a more expensive component in the future if desired. The total funds necessary to complete the replacement process is $27,600, which would be appropriated from the City’s general fund balance.