The Auburn City Council approved an agreement with the City of Opelika to evenly split the $300,000 cost of a shared skate park project Tuesday night.
The skate park is planned to be located on the site of the tennis courts at Indian Pines. Auburn and Opelika are jointly funding the park.
City Manager Jim Buston said the city has budgeted $200,000 for the project as there may be cost overruns.
“So basically we’re looking at no more than $400,000, but the request is for $300,000,” Buston said.
In the event of overruns, the two cities will pay additional costs equally.
The council also approved a contract with American Ramp Company to build the park.
Auburn and Opelika originally held a public vote to choose the contractor.
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Each city selected a skate park company and asked them to provide a park design. Opelika chose American Ramp Company, and Auburn chose Spohn Ranch Skateparks.
The two designs were posted on the cities’ webpages and Facebook pages with a link for people to vote on which layout they liked best.
American Ramp Company’s design won by four votes.
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