Study continues on reopening waterslides Comments on Stories, posted by Editor, Pleasanton Weekly Online, on Sep 25, 2012 at 8:59 am
A report on the Shadow Cliffs waterslides has concluded that the popular facility could be reopened after repairs are made to the electrical equipment, decks and fences, plunge pools and to the slides themselves.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 6:44 AM
Posted by Larry, a resident of Livermore, on Sep 25, 2012 at 8:59 am
Let's see here, $6.4 Million dollars to replace the facility.
$1.4 Million to do the repairs by a company out of Chicago.
$280,000 by Glenn Kierstad, the guy that has been running the park for almost 30 years.
So the guy that is in the trenches and knows more then anyone else, thinks it can be done for less then $300k. I say split the difference with him, and give him another 25 year contract. Problem solved.
Posted by Root of the Problem, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Sep 25, 2012 at 12:26 pm
The root of this issue is the leftists that run EBRPD. They hate the idea of a park that people can use, especially one where a contractor can make money providing a desired service to the public. EBRPD wants to turn this into some kind of nature-style area, which will then provide a job for a leftist "Naturalist" employee of EBRPD. The initial $6.4 million estimate was designed to show how unfeasible it was to continue the water-slide park. Only because many of our neighbors complained, did EBRPD agree to pay the consultant to reevaluate the cost. It is now down to $1.4 million. The difference between this estimate and the operator's number of $280k is probably the cost of the numerous permits, inspections, etc., etc., etc.
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