The Port Townsend City Council has authorized a $36,388 contract with Sentry Roofing and Contracting for the company’s help on refurbishing and repainting the fence at the city’s skate park.
City officials said the fence around the park on Monroe Street has seen “significant corrosion” over the years and was in need of repair or replacement due to missing metal pickets.
The skatepark, built by Dreamland Skateparks, opened in May 2006.
Some of the funding for repairs was provided by the city’s insurance pool, the Washington Cities Insurance Authority, which approved a risk-management grant of $23,000 for refurbishing and repainting half of the fence where the metal pickets were missing.
Once city staff begin to fix the failed metal on the park fence, however, they discovered the fence was in worse shape than previously thought.
The entire fence will now be repainted following the installation of new metal in places where it is needed.
The city has contributed more than $27,000 of in-kind labor and materials to replace half of the fence with new metal, and Sentry Roofing will be hired to paint the entire fence.
The total project is expected to cost $63,000, according to the city, while a complete replacement would have cost in the neighborhood of $100,000.
With annual maintenance of touchup painting, city officials expect the refurbished fence to last another 15 years.