The Milbank City Council voted to approve the motion to move forward with a bid process to replace the basketball court at Jack and Jill Park. The recommendation from the Milbank Parks and Recreation Board called for the removal of the existing court and the construction of a new court. It also proposed the installation of a sandbox with three integrated sand play tools.
The board’s report estimated the age of the existing basketball court at nearly 40 years old. They rated its condition as a three on a scale of one to 10 — with 10 being of the highest quality.
The cost of the project is estimated at $52,630, and the funds will come from the bond measure which passed in 2021. The bond earmarked $500,000 for playground equipment. The parks and rec board selected the basketball court to be on the list of high priorities.
The $52,630 will provide for: Tree removal or trimming. Demolition, removal, and disposal of existing asphalt court. Over-excavation for the new gravel base below new concrete slab. Supplies for and installation of the geotextile fabric below the new gravel base course. Supplies for and installation of 12″ of pit run gravel including compaction. Supplies and installation of 6″ of crushed gravel top course including compaction. A 42 x 100-foot slab of six-inch concrete with half-inch rebar and 16 inch O.C.E.W. The concrete will be 4500 psi. Broom finish only. Cut control joints in concrete slab. Backfilling and back sloping the new concrete slab with leftover spoils from excavation. Basketball equipment. Painting or striping on the new court. Joint fillers or sealants on the new concrete. Black dirt, seeding, and landscaping.