History

COMMUNITY FACILITIY ISSUES

Gymnastics (DSG) issues:

  • Struggle to meet safety and competition requirements

  • Not handicap accessible

  • DSG room leaks and cooling and heating system is inadequate

  • Plumbing and electrical infrastructure are failing

  • Limited space considering the growth in the gymnastics program

 

GYMNASTIC VIDEO ISSUE

 

Ice Arena issues:

  • Current All Seasons Arena needs a $1 million dollar chiller system and $500,000 in chiller lines and concrete replacement

  • The current single sheet of ice does not accommodate practice space, league play or open skating

  • 60 kids share the ice at the same time (4-7 yr olds)

  • The current single sheet of ice doesn’t allow Mandan to host large tournaments

  • Youth currently practice until 10:30pm at night during the week days

  • Adult leagues get on the ice at 11pm and get off after midnight

  • There is no room for expansion at the current All Seasons Arena

 

All Seasons Arena Ice System Evaluation

 

Sheets of ice:

  • Mandan: 1

  • Valley City: 1

  • **Dickinson: 2

  • **Williston: 2

  • **Jamestown: 2

  • Devils Lake: 2

  • West Fargo: 2

  • Minot: 3

  • Bismarck: 3

  • Grand Forks: 6

  • Fargo: 7

**CITIES THAT USED SALES TAX FOR A SHEET OF ICE

 

Indoor Space Needs:

  • Limited space for indoor facilities in the Mandan area

    • Tennis, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball, Football, Dance Teams, After school and summer programs

  • Limited space for school system athletics

    • Freshman and sophomore teams practice at other facilities

  • Limited locations for special events

    • Weather related cancellations for Buggies and Blues, Grill Fest

 

Ball Field Space Issues

  • No space for evening t-ball for ages 5-6 yr olds

    • 200 participants in day t-ball

  • 7-12 year olds (200+ participants) practice and play games on 3 fields

    • Inability to hold large tournaments with more than 8 teams

  • Girls fast pitch (45 participants) has one diamond for practice and games

    • High School program effective this year. Full varsity schedule in 2015-2016

* IF PARTICIPANTS NUMBERS INCREASE, WE WILL HAVE TO START TURNING KIDS AWAY

Track and Field issues:

  • Built in 1966

  • $3.2 million in repairs to alleviate the drainage issues

  • No storm sewer in SW Mandan

  • 5 track meets have been cancelled for 2015

  • Structural issues making it difficult for track practice

  • The track has been patched and resurfaced a number of times

  • Water drain issue affecting potential meets and practice

 

OPPORTUNITIES

Gymnastics Participants

  • Over 1,700 people use Dakota Star Gymnastics annually

    • This includes special events, recreation participants, show team participants, MHS Brave Varsity, DSG pre-team and competitive teams and meets

 

Ice Arena Participants

  • Public Skating – 2,500 people

  • Middle School/Elementary School – 150 people

  • Adult Women League – 40 people

  • Adult Men League – 250 people

  • Youth League – 215 people

  • Boys and Girls High School – 62 people

  • *Group rentals were turned away because of limited space

  • *3,217 participants

*GROUP RENTALS WERE TURNED AWAY BECAUSE OF LIMITED SPACE

 

Gymnastics and Ice Arena Opportunities

  • Ability to host larger tournaments

  • Ability to grow its program with youth and adults

  • Capability to host open gym/open skate

  • Capability to have multiple programs practice at the same times

*AN AVERAGE FAMILY OF 4 SPENDS $258 PER DAY IN MANDAN/BISMARCK FOR RECREATION OVERNIGHT STAYS

 

 Existing All Seasons Arena Opportunities

  • Mandan High School

    • Physical Education: Monday – Friday 8am – 3:30pm

    • Athletic Uses: 3:30 – 6pm

      • Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Football, Baseball, Fast Pitch

  • Evenings and Weekends

    • Youth Basketball and Volleyball programs

    • Indoor Soccer

    • Baseball  batting cages/pitching mounds

    • Indoor golf nets

    • Indoor tennis courts

 

 Ball Field Opportunities

  • The 5yr old t-ball program would be available in the evenings.

    • Current day t-ball hosts 200 kids

  • McQuade softball tournament can benefit

  • 7-12 year olds will have more facilities to practice and play games on for league and all stars

  • Fast pitch would be able to use the facilities for practice or games if needed

  • 9-12 year old tournaments can bring more teams. Right now we are limited with only 2-3 fields available

  • Additional field space for the community

 

Football & Track Participants

  • Football – 11 games held a year (12,000 attendees)

  • Varsity and Middle School Track & Field Meets – 4 per year (2,500 attendees)

  • Parks & Rec Track Program (1,500 attendees & participants)

  • Mandan High School Graduation (4,250 attendees)

  • MAR CLUB Fall Kick-Off (750 attendees)

  • Powder Puff Football Game (500 attendees)

  • *21,500 people in attendance

 

Turf Football Fields and Track Opportunities

  • Maintenance savings

  • Opportunity for facility rentals

    • Class B playoff football games and track meets

    • College soccer games

    • Community events

  • Turf field opportunities for pre-season football, soccer, baseball, fast pitch and track and field

 

 Opportunity to increase the quality of life

  • Attract new businesses

  • Attract family residents to relocate to the area

  • Sense of pride for our community

  • Making a difference for the youth

  • Help change the image of Mandan “positively”

  • Progressive community

 

How do we pay for it

  • How much will a 3/4 cent sales tax cost me?

  • Today                                           After June 9       Difference

    • $20.00 = $21.30                      $21.45                       $0.15

    • $50.00 =  $53.25                     $53.63                       $0.38

    • $100.00 = $106.50                $107.25                       $0.75

  • Sales tax will sunset when debt is paid for

    • Estimated $1.9 million generated annually

    • Estimated to be paid off in 16yrs

    • If we have a economic downturn it will take 21yrs

      • By assuming 75% collection of $1.9 million

  • Park Districts debt limitations $6.2 million

    • 1% of total taxable collections

 

Where we were before the sales tax passed

City

State

Local Sales Tax

Total

Beulah

5%

1%

6%

Bismarck

5%

1.5%

6.5%

Dickinson

5%

1.5%

6.5%

Mandan

5%

1.5%

6.5%

Grand Forks

5%

1.75%

6.75%

Devils Lake

5%

2%

7%

Jamestown

5%

2%

7%

Williston

5%

2%

7%

Fargo

5%

2.5%

7.5%

West Fargo

5%

2.5%

7.5%

Minot

5%

2.5%

7.5%

Valley City

5%

2.5%

7.5%

 

Exempt from sales tax

    • NATURAL GAS

    • GROCERY PRODUCTS

    • MOST PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

    • ELECTRICITY

    • MOTOR VEHICLES (EXCISE TAX)

    • NEWSPAPER

    • PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

    • FARM MACHINERY REPAIR COSTS

    • MEDICAL DEVICES AND EQUIPMENT

 

Sales Tax Project Costs

  • (2) SHEET ARENA                                             $10.7 MILLION

  • GYMNASTICS                                                     $1.6 MILLION

  • FOOTBALL/TRACK COMPLEX                          $4.5 MILLION

  • FARIS FIELD CONVERSION                              $1.0 MILLION

  • SITE WORK                                                         $1.6 MILLION

  • PROFESSIONAL FEES                                       $1.7 MILLION

  •                                                 TOTAL:                $22.9 MILLION

*MANDAN HOCKEY CLUB IS CONTRIBUTING $1 MILLION

 

Public information meetings

The Park District has scheduled three public information meetings regarding the June 9 special election

• Tuesday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m.

• Wednesday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m.

The meetings will be held at Mandan Middle School

 

Voting Information Dates

 Absentee Ballot – Starts on Friday, May 1 at Mandan City Hall
• Election – Tuesday, June 9 from 7AM – 7PM at Mandan Brave Center and Spirit of Life Church

 

AFTER JUNE 9TH

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES

MANDAN SPORTS COMPLEX

ICE AND GYMNASTICS ARENA AND OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELDS

MANDAN PARK DISTRICT

MANDAN ND 58554

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AT RISK SERVICES

MANDAN SPORTS COMPLEX

MANDAN, NORTH DAKOTA

 

Request for architect submittal for the Mandan Sports Complex was due on June 25 at 1:30pm. The architect selection committee narrowed the candidates down to two, JLG and ICON Architects. Interviews for architect candidates will be on July 6. Before the interviews the architect selection committee has been touring the two firms facilities. Below you will find pictures/videos of the facilities. The final selection of the Mandan Sports Complex will be announced at the July 13 Park Board meeting.

 

Why SITE 5 was chosen:

 

Letter from the Director

Site #1 and #5 Compared