“They thought they could be finished by the end of the week, but then we had the rain,” RFPRA Executive Director Richard Garland said.
The subcontractor is putting a new top on the track at Barron Stadium because the original rubber-granule surface was melting in the heat. A different material is being used this time, but Garland said high humidity and rain will affect how quickly the layers dry.
The RFPRA is in talks about building a VIP pavilion at Barron Stadium. Member Larry Hestely said it would be a joint project between Rome, Floyd County, the Authority and possibly Shorter University.
“They really need one,” he noted.
In other actions, the board heard:
Multi-Craft Construction Services LLC is renovating the building and had expected to be done by Oct. 1. Parks Superintendent Todd Wofford said it would likely take another month to complete and a month to move in.
Garland said the repairs, by Atlanta-based Innovative Roofing Group, are expected to be done “in the next couple of weeks.”