I returned home about 2 hours ago from the track after fixing a few things and walking the track. The paving contractor has done a remarkable job in just 2 days. The milling areas are complete, some sod has been removed and compacted crushed stone is in its place. It looks to me that he is very close to being ready for some binder. It also appears that the work is being done neatly and with quality in the compaction areas where there is crushed stone. Just to let all of you know, this contractor is the only one of the three that we interviewed that will guarantee his workmanship and materials for THREE years. I will continue to keep you posted on progress of our paving project.
We have made great strides in the track maintenance/repair list but there is still plenty to do before opening day. We would welcome any and all who can assist us this Saturday April 19, 2014. We will start about 9:00 am and work until about 4:00pm. There is some fence repairs and painting that needs to be completed as well as a test of our PA system. There is a small roofing project on top of the booth that Alan Decker gave us last year which is planned to be the new scoring tower for the oval and also will used when we run our sprint course in reverse. Please come out and help us prepare for our opening day, your help is much needed and appreciated.
Another VERY important update is that our paving project is underway and should start April 18, 2014. Mobilization of equipment and preparation work should start no later than Friday. We are still hoping to keep our schedule as printed barring any weather problems. I will keep all of you updated with any changes as soon as possible.
I first want to thank everyone who braved the weather and came out to help get our track ready for the 2014 season. A lot was accomplished but we do have more that needs to be done. Our second work day will be this Saturday April 12, 2014. We will again start about 9:00 am and do as much as we can until about 4:00 pm. This Saturday we will try to do some painting ( weather permitting) as well as fence repairs. These will be our main focal points as most of the other task have been completed. We held off with turning the water on for fear that we are still not out of the freezing temperatures. So again weather permitting we would need to complete that task which will allow for opening/cleaning the concession stand as well as the ladies and men’s room.
A final note is in regards to membership for 2014. I will still be accepting applications/fees at the track on Saturday for those who can come out to help. For those who can not make our track work day please complete the forms and send them along with your fees to Sarah. She has given you her mailing address in which to send them.
I would like to let everyone know that I will be able to receive completed membership forms/fees on Saturday April 5 at the track. If you would like to do this I will be there from 9:00 am until about 4:00 pm. I should have blank forms available as well. Please feel free to come out to help us with the many tasks that need attention and become a 2014 GVKC your member at the same time.
As promised I have completed a list for our track work days starting on Saturday April 5,2014. I have done my best to prioritize the list but really, everything on the list needs to be done. I will be going to the track this week and will make a materials list and then do the shopping to make sure that everything we will need will be there on Saturday. I also will be bringing a lot of hand tools and my generator so that for the most part all we will need is ambitious bodies. I would still recommend that if you have some cordless tools or hand tools of your own it might be good so we can do multiple jobs at the same time. I will have available for use some yard work tools but again if you have some please bring them.
1. Fences/Bleachers – repair/paint
2. Help Linda with opening of concessions
3. Open ladies and men’s room – turn water on – replace plastic fitting
4.Remove rumble strips in corners for paving preparation
5. Clean ladies and men’s room
6. Rake leaves in pit area and bag them up
7. Organize the registration booth with some shelving
8. Modify scale house ramps
9. Booth for oval scoring – repair roof and relocate
10.Distribute blue safety pillows and measure for new ones
11. Remove safer barrier near concession/tower for paving preparation
12. Safer barrier in hair pin needs to be correctly installed
13. Clean scoring tower floor and windows
All of this is weather permitting and if anyone has any questions please call me at 329-6178
See everyone on Saturday I would like to start at 9:00 am.