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Memo, Concept plan to install naval artifacts at Admiral Arleigh A. Burke Park located at Mohawk andItem IV ~^-- PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT ~...~ Apri110, 2000 MEMORANDUM To: Pazks and Recrearion Advisory Boazd Members From: Chns Dropmski, D~rector, Parks and Recreauon Ken Ramsey, Pazks Planning and Construchon Supenntendent Mike Gurrola, Landscape Designer Re: Concept plan to u~stall naval arufacts, at A'dmiral Arleigh A. Burke Park located at Mohawk and Comanche m East Boulder. Tlus agenda rtem provides information to the Pazks and Recreataon Advisory Boazd regazding the potential placement of a propeller and anchor wrtlun Admual Arleigh A Burke Park A citizens group is proposmg to fund and install these artrfacts wrth the admimstrarive support of Pazks and Recreahon staff. A neighborhood meehng will be held m May to discuss this plan. Following the neighborhood meeUng, staff will present a plan to the Board that addtesses any concerns ~ expressed and request final review and approval at a public heanng ~ In the spnng of 1996, the Pazks and Recreahon Advisory Boazd was approached by a group of Boulder ciuzens, called "Boulder Burke Beavers" led by Noms Hermsmeyer Their interest was in promohng the memory of former Cluef of Naval Operations Admiral Arleigh A. Burke by renaming Thunderbud Pazk, wluch was neaz the original Burke homestead. At that tune, the Boazd was presented the history of ttus sigmficant Boulder nahve and lus 42 yeazs of service to the United States as well as a letter of support from Jushce Byron Wlute and comments from President Bill Clinton The Boazd approved the renammg of the pazk for Admual Burke The Boazd, at rts October 1998 meetmg, approved a request to apply for, receive and place a naval artifact to fiirther honor Admiral Burke at the pazk At the hme of the consideration, staff idenhfied that if an amfact were approved by the Umted States Navy, a design process would be undertaken to work closely wrth representahves of the cthzens group who made the request, and others to "appropnately locate and design the ob~ecYs placement to complement the pazk, provide accessible pedestrian connechons and to mterpret the ob~ect and acknowledge the Admiral". The Boazd voted unazimiously to accept the artifacts The artifacts aze a propeller and anchor from an obsolete U S Naval slup In November of 1998 a letter of request from Actrng Mayor Toor on behalf of the Boulder City Council, was sent to the Secretary of the Navy requeshng the Navy to designate a specific rtem for placement in the pazk ~ ~.. The Burke Beavers have been responsible for the design and have consulted with an atclutect, shuctural engmeer and a contractor to develop a concept that the Pazks and Recreation ""°~"' Departtnent supports Pazks staff and the Ciry Risk Manager have met with Norris Hermsmeyer `" and Tom Piekenbrock, their azctutect, several times over the past year to review concept plans for the placement of the propeller and anchor. The azclutect has also met wrth City Public Works staff to review weUand and lake level issues A preliminary concept plan was generated from these meetmgs. This curtent design presented to the Boazd in April wtll also be presented to the local neighborhood at a meeting to be held m May. Any comments or concern from the neighborhood meeting is expected to be presented to the Boazd at the June meeting At that meeting, staffwill present a plan and address any concerns expressed at the neighborhood meehng A public heanng will be held and it is anhcipated that staff request fmal review and approval by the Boazd The current design has taken into account the concerns expressed by City staff. Ttus concept plan displays the propeller in the lake, a plaza neaz the northeast edge of the lake and an anchor neaz the exishng park sign The 12 foot diameter brass propeller wtll be located about 100 feet off shore, above the water on a concrete pedestal ( See attachment A). The existing shorelme path alignment v~nll bisect the viewmg plaza (25 foot by 25 foot ) The anchor (approxunately 12 foot long by 8 foot wide ) will be located neaz the exisring flower bed and pazk sign at the intersection of Mohawk, Comanche and Pawnee Streets It is the responsibihty of the pnvate group, Burke Beavers, to razse the reqwred funds The proposed budget at tlus tune for the pro~ect is approxunately $25,000 mcludmg transportahon. "^' The transport of the artifacts, from an east coast naval slupyazd, has not taken place. `""'~ A budget of approximately $5,000 has previously been approved by the Boazd for staff on this project. Burke Beavers have targeted a dedicahon date of Veterans Day, November 11, 2000 Staff has no queshons for the Boazd at tlus time but would be happy to answer any queshons the Boazd may have ATTACHA~IENTS: A Admiral Arleigh A. Burke Park Site Plan and Details ."+~, ._~ ~ ~ _ 3 ~ a ~ t Horizon School BVSD Admiral Arleigh A. 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