City of Santa Clarita

City Council Agenda Item



Department:Neighborhood ServicesSponsors:

Fiscal Impact

Upon approval of the recommended actions, the Fiscal Year 2019-20 budget will be adjusted accordingly for expenditure account P3028367-5161.001.

Recommended Action

City Council:


1.              Approve the specifications for the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, Activity Pool Flume Slide Refurbishment Project P3028.


2.              Award the construction contract to Whitewater West Industries Ltd, in the amount of $277,847 and authorize a contingency in the amount of $27,785, for a total contract amount not to exceed $305,632.


3.              Appropriate funds in the amount of $189,932 from Areawide Fund (Fund 367) to expenditure account P3028367-5161.001 Santa Clarita Aquatic Center Activity Pool Renovation Project.


4.  Authorize the City Manager or designee to execute all documents, subject to City Attorney   approval.

Background/Alt Actions


The Santa Clarita Aquatic Center Activity Pool attracts approximately 30,000 patrons annually. As a result of its heavy use, one of the Activity Pool's central features, the 16-year-old flume slide, is in need of repair and rehabilitation.


As part of the Fiscal Year 2019-20 Annual Budget, the City Council appropriated $115,700 to the Santa Clarita Sports Complex Activity Pool Flume Slide Staircase Renovation Project P3028, based on repair needs assessed by staff at the time. The identified repairs included replacing the concrete staircase treads and applying sealant to the treads and the entire staircase structure.


Upon further inspection by the manufacturer, additional repairs were identified. The updated scope of work includes: adding new support members to the staircase railing, painting the entire steel staircase structure, replacing the existing concrete treads with a fiberglass resin grate stair tread, replacing all staircase tread pans, gel coating the interior of the slide flume, and painting the exterior. The updated scope of work represents a more comprehensive approach that will extend the life span of the flume slide and staircase. Additionally, it supports the five-year strategic plan, Santa Clarita 2020, goal of Sustaining Public Infrastructure.


The updated scope of work amounts to $277,847; therefore, additional funds are needed in the amount of $189,932, inclusive of a $27,785 contingency to address any unforeseen issues encountered during construction. 


Whitewater West Industries Ltd. is the original manufacturer of the flume slide and staircase. Their products and its associated components are proprietary and single source products; therefore, the City did not conduct a competitive bidding process.




Other action as approved by the City Council.

Meeting History

Nov 12, 2019 6:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
MOVER:Bob Kellar, Councilmember
SECONDER:Bill Miranda, Councilmember
AYES:Marsha McLean, Cameron Smyth, Bob Kellar, Bill Miranda, Laurene Weste