Council considers tennis, pickleball court repair and striping at Memorial Park

When the Susanville City Council meets at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 at the Council Chambers, 66 N. Lassen St., pickleball enthusiasts may have reason to celebrate as the council considers Resolution No. 24-6314 —authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement with First Serve Productions Inc. for the repair and resurfacing of the tennis courts at Memorial Park and adding pickleball striping.

Eight pickleball courts may be coming to Memorial Park.

According to the staff report, “The tennis courts at Memorial Park are in need of repair and resurfacing. Through the assistance of a local contractor, city staff was connected to First Serve Productions Inc., a California licensed contractor, specializing in tennis court refurbishment. First Serve Productions Inc. has provided the city with a quote to repair and resurface tennis courts and add pickleball striping in the amount of $59,800.”

Since the amount is less than $60,000, the project does not require a bid, and staff recommends the funding come from the Park Dedication Fund rather than the American Rescue Plan Act funds.

According to the staff report, the contractor will make repairs and layout and stripe two tennis courts and eight pickleball courts.

Pickleball proponents have told the council creating pickleball courts in the city should be considered economic development as players frequently travel many miles and spend lots of money to participate in tournaments. If there were pickleball courts here in Susanville, then tournaments could be held here, bringing customers to local motels and restaurants.

Other items on the agenda include Business from the Floor (public comment); the Consent Calendar (minutes of the April 1, April 3 and April 23 meetings and vendor and payroll warrants); Public Hearings (a cost report for 105 Russell St., a lien on 105 Russell St.); New Business (a Fiscal Year 2024-2025 budget discussion, proposed procurement policy and credit card policy, a resolution approving street closures for the Farmer’s Market, an increase to the water budget, adoption of a list of street related maintenance, repairs and improvement projects, an increase to the Geothermal Utility Budget, an increase to the Diamond Mountain Golf Course budget, a discussion of code enforcement policies and procedures, a discussion regarding proclamations and a discussion of the city’s website); Continuing Business (a resolution modifying the Integrated Regional Water Management Grant and a resolution regarding the tennis courts at Memorial Park); Department Reports and Future Council Items.

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The council’s next regularly scheduled meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15.