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July 29, 2020



  • Idea for proposed recreation/field house gains traction, but more work needs to be done

PROPOSED RECREATION/FIELDHOUSE • This is an interior look at the proposed Juab recreation/field house. More work needs to be done before this becomes a reality.

By Myrna Trauntvein
TN Correspondent

Much work remains to bring the proposed recreation field house to fruition but Glade Nielson, Nephi mayor, is excited.

“After our work session,” said Nielson, “I have had considerable feedback on the field house. I can feel the excitement and energy.”

The proposed site is at the present bus parking lot at the south end of the high school/junior high school complex. The proposal is for the district to construct the building and the district to donate the property.

“Both of us would use the field house,” said Nielson.

“There are still some legislative things to get done,” said Seth Atkinson, city administrator.

Those legislative items would require that paperwork be completed and agreed to by all parties.

“In the work session, the council just directed the staff to continue work,” Atkinson said.

The city will need to hold a public hearing, he said.

To date, the city council had just talked in generalities, he said.

“It is great that the school board is willing to contribute the property,” said Nielson. “Dr. Kodey Hughes said that it would really help the school district because the student population is growing and the high school could utilize the extra classrooms.”

The city council will need to select a contractor to build the facility, said Atkinson.

There are some options, such as selecting a design-build contractor.

Design–build is a project delivery system used in the construction industry. It is a method to deliver a project in which the design and construction services are contracted by a single entity known as the design–builder or design–build contractor.

“That would allow a build without change orders,” said Nielson.

A Request for Proposal (RFP) would be discussed and, when ready, would be sent out.

“The field house will be a topic of discussion in formal meetings in the future,” said Atkinson.