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File #: 20-218    Version: 1
Type: Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/10/2020 In control: Riverwalk Commission
On agenda: 2/12/2020 Final action:
Title: Concur with the Planning, Design and Construction Committee and recommend Alternative #1, repair the Moser Tower in one phase as the recommended solution to the Naperville City Council
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RIVERWALK COMMISSION AGENDA ITEM

ACTION REQUESTED:
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Concur with the Planning, Design and Construction Committee and recommend Alternative #1, repair the Moser Tower in one phase as the recommended solution to the Naperville City Council

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DEPARTMENT: Transportation, Engineering and Development

SUBMITTED BY: William J. Novack, Director of TED/City Engineer

BOARD/COMMISSION REVIEW:
At their February 4, 2020 meeting, the Planning, Design and Construction Committee unanimously supported Alternative #1, repair the Moser Tower in one phase.

BACKGROUND:
In the late twentieth century some local leaders desired to build a unique and significant improvement to mark the beginning of the new millennium. The Millennium Carillon Foundation (MCF) was established and started raising private funds to design and construct the tower and carillon that would be built on the Naperville Riverwalk. Originally envisioned to cost around $3 million the MCF started construction with some generous donations, pledges and a line of credit backed by the City. As construction progressed it became apparent that the cost was much higher than $3 million and that there were not many donors remaining. By 2000 the tower and carillon were partially constructed and operational.

After finding some broken off pieces of the tower near the base of the tower in 2006 the City stepped in to complete construction of the tower. With financial backing from the City, the MCF and City hired a different contractor to complete the tower. Some elements of the original design were not included, such as enclosing the bottom half of the tower in glass for aesthetics and to protect the elevator from the outside elements and weather.

By 2007 the carillon and tower were completed and back in operation. The City and Naperville Park District entered into an agreement for the carillon and visitor center operations, where the City reimburses the Park District for their labor, programming and annual gen...

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