Community Center gets a new glass wall

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Photo by City of Crestwood

The new glass wall installed at the Community Center.

The movable walls in rooms 106 and 107 at the Crestwood Community Center were replaced with a permanent glass wall after the Board of Aldermen approved an ordinance to move forward with purchasing the wall at the Feb. 11 meeting.

The ordinance, which was approved with no discussion during the consent agenda, authorized the city to accept the bid of CI Select, in a sum not to exceed $24,000.

CI Select is the distributor for Krueger International Inc., a company that makes movable walls and more for governments.

The movable walls were in poor condition and in need of replacement, according to a memo from Manager of Recreation Eilien Ramirez to City Administrator Kris Simpson. A new movable wall would have been $35,000 and after looking at the rooms’ usage the past 2 years, the movable wall was rarely used.

“A permanent wall made more sense,” the memo stated. “In order not to lose the natural light in the lobby, a glass wall was determined to be the best option.”

According to the memo, the demountable wall price is $23,729.81 and the item was in the budget for the 2020 budget year for $25,000.

The movable wall between the two rooms will remain in place since it is infrequently used and in “good operational condition.”