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WP approves third change order for stage

The Winter Park Town council approved a third change order for the Hideaway Park stage at their meeting on Tuesday night.

The third change order is in the amount of $8,222, which will be used for the addition of a water faucet in the green room, and improvements to the structural steel design, according to Capital Projects and Parks Manager Gerry Vernon.

Vernon said there have also been delays in the steel fabrication, as the company Winter Park used has been backed up. Vernon said the Big Valley Construction (the stage project's contractor) crews are expecting the steel to be delivered on Dec. 15.

Winter Park Town Manager Drew Nelson said, at this point, the stage construction is still on track for the June 16 completion. Nelson said the town has a strategy just in case. He said that in the event they cannot complete the entire stage by June 16, that they will focus on the front of the stage so performances can still go on. Nelson said that if there were a little disarray in the back of the stage it would not affect the concerts. "Moving our priorities around is the best position we can take right now," Nelson said.

Even though this is the third change order, the scheduled completion date does not change in the contract between Big Valley Construction and the town of Winter Park.

Nelson pointed out there are still factors that could affect the construction that are weather dependent, such as high winds when the crews are raising the structural steel.

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"Big Valley has done a great job of keeping us in the loop," Nelson said.

"A lot of this stuff is already baked into the schedule as far as far as anticipating delays."

The biggest item in the change order is improvement to the structural steel. Following recommendations from the structural engineers for the stage, the town decided to make improvements to the steel support columns. The town also decided not to add a storm drain to the facility.

The third change order brought the Hideaway Park Stage's contract to $3,479,662. With three change orders in place thus far, the contract price has increased $104,397 from the original contract price (an increase of three percent).

Winter Park received an additional 10 percent above the Guaranteed Maximum Price for the entire stage project as part of their loan for instances like this.

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