Board to think about ADA fishing pier ordinance

City directors will discuss Ordinance 21-15 on an American Disabilities Act (ADA) fishing pier with an adaptive kayak launch at the city council meeting on Tuesday.

The ordinance will have only one reading to dispense with tenders, according to a staff report prepared by city administrator Phillip Patterson on July 13.

Tenders will not be tendered because city workers have not been able to identify another company that can offer the city a truly adaptive ADA-accessible kayak launch similar to BoardSafe Docks, the report said.

Based on the preliminary draft, the fishing pier should cost $ 85,000, the report said. The cost was raised to $ 123,000 because the city requested to increase the length of the gangways from 20 feet to 40 feet in order to have the fishing pier further out in the lake bed, the report said.

The $ 123,000 price tag includes materials, construction, shipping, and installation, the report said.

Additional expenses include the cost of building two concrete bulkheads to secure the pier to the bank; ADA-accessible pathways and four ADA-accessible parking lots, which are estimated to cost an estimated $ 18,437 if a private contractor installs them, the report said.

If the installation is done by the city, the cost will be less, but timing will be a question of whether city workers can do the job, the report said.

At the meeting of the city council on the 1st states.

On June 15, the board passed Resolution 26-21, which pledges that the ADA fishing pier should total donations amounting to at least 10 percent of the project, the report said.

City officials have received a total of $ 46,750 in donations from 16 local businesses and civic associations that Patterson did not disclose, the report said.

The total cost of the project is expected to be $ 154,685 minus donations, which make up 30 percent of the total, the report said.

The city council will also advise and vote on the following points:

Consent Agenda

• Regular minutes of the city council meeting on July 6th.

• Dedication of easements for 402 and 406 W. Tahlequah St and 410 N. Maple St.

• Dedication of easements for 20521 Keck Rd.

• Dedication of easements for 3040 and 3100 S. Lincoln St.

• Dedication of easements for 921 and 923 Mount Olive St.

• Accepted an American Rescue Plan Act (APRA) grant of US $ 19,234 from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

• Approval of the transfer of the sale and lease of the Niley Church hangar to KSLG HGR LLC in place of the City of Siloam Springs.


• Place 21-14 in relation to the annexation of 37.44 acres on the 15,000 block of the AR 59 Highway on second reading.

Employee reports

• Updated board targets for the second quarter of 2021-2022.

• Second quarter 2021 reports from the Chamber of Commerce, History Museum, and Main Street Siloam Springs.

• Report from the administrator.

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