Flower Mound’s recreation center will soon have a new outdoor message board after council approved funding for the item May 6.

Town Council also approved a measure regarding a compromise and settlement agreement with U.S. Casualty and Surety Insurance Company resolving the town’s claim against the performance bond in furtherance of the Canyon Falls Park improvement project. Both items were consent agenda items, with the sign matter being pulled out of the consent agenda for discussion. Consent agenda items are normally considered for approval without discussion.

The details

The new sign costs $84,628. The purchase includes the installation of an LED monument display sign for the Community Activity Center, from Casteel Sign, through the Texas Local Government Purchasing Cooperative. Chuck Jennings, Flower Mound Parks and Recreation director, said the money for the sign was paid for by 4B funds, or sales tax revenue, from fiscal year 2023-24.

Jennings told council the sign, among other benefits, would have an upgraded display with good image quality and better graphic qualities, and it would eliminate the need for a portable reader sign. He said he hoped to get 15-20 years of usage from the sign.

Also of note

With regard to Canyon Falls Park, a construction agreement for the park's construction was approved by council, and a notice to proceed was issued in January 2021. But because of material lead time issues and labor shortages, the start of the project was significantly delayed, according to a council agenda memo.

After the contractor mobilized, town officials worked with the contractor and their suppliers to complete the project. But last June, town officials terminated the construction contract because of poor performance and excessive delays by the contractor, the agenda memo stated. Following the contract termination, town officials filed a claim under the project’s performance and payment bonds. Town officials, in collaboration with multiple vendors, have invested considerable effort over the past several months to finalize the necessary repairs to Canyon Falls Park, the memo stated. A ribbon-cutting ceremony has been set for June 8 for the park.