Robertsdale approves plans to pave ballfield parking lots

By Guy Busby
Government Editor
guy@gulfcoastmedia.com
Posted 3/9/22

ROBERTSDALE — Baseball, softball and tennis players and spectators will have a smoother place to park in the upcoming season with recreation complex parking lots being repaved at a cost of …

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Robertsdale approves plans to pave ballfield parking lots

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ROBERTSDALE — Baseball, softball and tennis players and spectators will have a smoother place to park in the upcoming season with recreation complex parking lots being repaved at a cost of about $175,000.

The Robertsdale City Council voted unanimously Monday, Feb. 21, to repave the parking lots for the sites.

Asphalt Services was the lower of two bidders with a total submission of $175,145, Greg Smith, city engineer, said.

The submission included a base bid of $134,275 to pave the parking lots for the girls' softball field and the boys' ballfield. Asphalt Services also included an alternate submission to pave the tennis court parking lot for an additional $40,870.

Smith said the total amount for the second bid was $199,123.
Smith said that while the tennis court lot was listed as an alternate, an optional addition to the main bid, the work was also needed.

"Whatever the council wants to do as far as the alternate, but the tennis court needs to be resurfaced as well," Smith said.

Mayor Charles Murphy said most of the money for the project will not have to come out of the city General Fund.

"Out of this expense, I think it's about $113,000 coming out of impact fees," Murphy said. "So, basically, out of pocket is $62,000."

Impact fees are fees charged by local governments to developers building new homes in a community. The fees are intended to pay some of the costs of additional services, such as roads, schools, parks, recreation and water and sewer systems, required by the new development.

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