Apple Valley City Council to Consider Mendel Park Restroom Project, Other Items Tuesday



Apple Valley City Council will discuss a short list of agenda items on Tuesday, including accepting a plot plan and building a new bathroom in a local park.

City Council will consider awarding a contract to TSR Construction for $ 181,900 for the toilet project at Mendel Park, 21860 Tussing Ranch Road.

The fenced park is located at the southern end of Apple Valley and currently features portable toilets, a large shade structure, tables, a grill, fitness stations, and a basketball court.

The park also offers playground equipment and training grounds for baseball, soccer and football.

Funding from the 2018-19 Community Development Block Grant will cover costs associated with building the new toilets, according to city documents. The project includes the laying of a new concrete slab and the installation of electricity and water pipes, a septic tank, a leaching system and plumbing. The work will also allow for a concrete walkway, the removal of a tree, the planting of a new tree and the installation of the prefabricated toilets.

On September 7, the city received two offers for the project, which the Parks and Recreation Department announced in July. TSR Construction submitted the lowest bid of $ 181,900, while Chaffee Construction placed at $ 280,600.

City council is also expected to accept the final map for subdividing 3.4 acres of land into two parcels on the east side of Central Road, just north of Waalew Road.

The plaintiff is businessman Chris Hitt, owner of Hitt Plumbing Co. located on Route 18 in Apple Valley.

The Planning Commission reviewed and approved the provisional plot map on May 5 for the unidentified Hitt project. A six foot wide rescue trail easement will be provided along the eastern boundary of the property in accordance with city multi-use and equestrian trail standards.

City council will also consider a resolution declaring November Veterans and Military Families Appreciation Month.

During the month, the city plans to recognize and honor its veterans, as well as the men and women of military families who serve the community, according to a staff report.

Military Families Appreciation Month was established in 1996 by the Armed Services YMCA and has been recognized annually by a presidential proclamation making November National Veterans and Military Families Month.

Tuesday’s meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in the Apple Valley Town Hall Council Chamber, 14955 Dale Evans Parkway. The meeting can also be viewed online at

Occupancy at city council meetings is limited to 50% on a first come, first served basis due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Public comments can be forwarded during the meeting or sent by email to by noon on the day of the meeting.

Daily Press reporter Rene Ray De La Cruz can be reached at 760-951-6227 or Follow him on Twitter @DP_ReneDeLaCruz.


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