CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper Municipal Golf Course will be getting a new Watertronics pump station for the Links 9-hole course and practice range after the previous system “suffered a catastropic failure” on June 3, as Parks and Recreation Director Tim Cortez explained in a memo.
The Casper City Council authorized a sole source purchase agreement with Granite Peak Pump Station, Inc. during their Tuesday, July 7 meeting for the purchase of the new pump station.
That sole source purchase agreement is for $107,945. The council also authorized $17,055 for upgrades to the building housing the pump station.
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One Cent No. 16 funds authorized in the city’s fiscal year 2021 budget will pay for the project.
The previous pump station for the Links course was installed in 1995, according to the city.
Cortez previously explained to the city council during a work session that the Watertronics station is the only product compatible with the course’s Toro National Support Network. That’s why staff proposed a sole source purchase agreement rather than opening up a bid process.
While the pump station is down, the course has been able to continue watering the course using the Highland and Park Course pumps, but Cortez explained this is putting extra strain on those pumps and has required watering to occur for a longer period throughout the day which may impact golfers as they could be sprayed.
He said that without the Links Course pump working, the other pumps need to work 16 hours a day.
If you would like to contact members of the Casper City Council regarding this or any other issue, here is their contact information:
Mayor Steve Freel (Ward III, Term expires 1/3/23):
- (307) 259-1276
Vice Mayor Khrystyn Lutz (Ward I, Term expires 1/3/23):
- (307) 359-3673
Councilman Charlie Powell (Ward II, Term Expires 1/5/21):
- (307) 577-6042
Councilman Shawn Johnson (Ward II, Term expires 1/3/23):
- (307) 337-5057
- (307) 277-7377
Councilman Ken Bates (Ward II, Term expires 1/5/21):
- (307) 473-1247
Councilman Steve Cathey (Ward III, Term Expires 1/5/21):
- (307) 262-8237
Councilman Bob Hopkins (Ward I, Term expires 1/5/21):
- (307) 472-1837
Councilman Mike Huber (Ward I, Term expires 1/5/21):
- (307) 266-4188
Councilman Ray Pacheco (Ward III, Term expires 1/3/23):
- (307) 258-1226
Council members can also be reached by mail at: 200 N. David Street, 82601
If you would like to contact members in your specific ward, but don’t know which ward you are in, a map is available at the City of Casper’s website.