Following the approval of city commissioners, the Central Florida Railroad Museum is upgrading to a fire sprinkler system and the City of Winter Garden cemetery is set to expand.
At the Jan. 28 city commission meeting, commissioners discussed the installation of a sprinkler system for the historic building, located at 101 S. Boyd St.
Their approval waived the formal procurement process and awarded the contract for the installation of the system to Dyna-Fire Inc. Dyna-Fire being the city’s current fire protection supplier, city staff said. that using it for the project maintains their fire protection compliance. systems.
The cost of the project is $ 83,432.06, but staff recommended a 10% contingency, bringing the total cost to $ 91,775.27.
Michael Caines, director of the city’s fleet and facilities division, said funding was included in the current budget for this project. City manager Mike Bollhoefer added that the installation of the sprinkler system was approved by the city in the early 2000s, when it took over ownership of the railway organization.
“The city agreed at that point… to put in place a sprinkler system,” Bollhoefer said. “At that point, if they want to set up a dry system, the railway museum will be responsible for it. … That was part of the original deal when the city made a deal with the railway museum – that they would agree to this system, and the (museum) would put in place any system it wanted to upgrade.
Caines said the project is a wet system, but above the bookcase there will be a pre-action system that will keep this section dry.
“This particular system has built-in safeguards,” Caines said. “If a sprinkler head breaks or comes loose, it won’t charge water. He must also see the heat, so there is a sensor. It is a double reaction system. There must be two qualifiers for water to circulate in the current system, which is what they accepted. “
“These pipes on the written records don’t hold water all the time,” Bollhoefer said. “That way, if there’s a leak, it won’t ruin any records, and that’s why they call these pipes dry. I think the original amount budgeted, if I’m not mistaken, was $ 150,000, so it was significantly lower than the original price.
Bollhoefer said if the rail organization decides to install a dry chemical system in the future, it will not be the city’s responsibility.
ENLARGEMENT OF THE CEMETERY
City leaders also voted to move forward with developing plans to expand the Winter Garden Cemetery.
The city will contribute $ 96,985 to Cribb Philbeck Weaver Group Inc. to provide engineering services for the expansion. The survey and design proposal includes replanting, lot development, site staking and a market rate analysis to be prepared by Marshall and Stevens.
Jon Williams, deputy city manager of utilities, said the expansion will extend to the 10-acre woodland plot south of Lake Butler Boulevard, across from the existing cemetery.
According to the CPWG, a total of 2,000 plots are estimated for this project. Another element of the proposal is both a preliminary and final irrigation plan limited to the area covered by the 2,000 landfill plots proposed.
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