I opposed the $500,000 bollard study. Bollards cost upwards of 50,000 to 100,000 a piece and it will take many I would say 20 to 30 bollards at least to keep the strand and plaza safe from cars. since we are doubtful to spend that much money on this project we need to rethink this project. start over and come up with cost saving ideas before we go to a $500,000 study to find out the information I have provided here.
as a follow-up to the discussion at the budget workshop, comments were made about duplicate or excessive money being spent on studies. based on these discussions, i do not see any changes made in this budget. What us the purpose of a workshop if nothing is changed?
i suggest that a motion be made to stop or combine the city procedures study for $100,000 and a $420,000 business license study . A city commission could put together a list of permitting fees and go from there. Also a motion to stop a $500,000 study of strand bollards. if the HBPD wants to implement something they should come up with a plan without spending $500,000. hopefully a project such as that would cost $1 million with out a 500k study. A 500K study means spending 3-10 Million which will be excessive anyway. And the $500,000 parks masterplan should include the separate bleacher and pickleball studies. Also scrap the $600,000 facility condition assessment.