Presentation to establish Riverton Dog Park in Riverton Memorial Park to Borough Council. Established dog park committee.
Received “conditional approval” from Council to proceed with project. Seek estimates for fencing, supplies.
Establishment of non-profit 501(c). Proceed with fundraising goal to raise $10,000. Set up RDP Facebook page. GoFundMe account set up. Solicit individual donations.
RDP volunteers march in Riverton 4th of July parade.
$8,000 raised. Attended Council meeting to discuss moving forward. Project stopped “in its tracks” when determined much of the proposed location is an easement owned by New Jersey Transit. Contact NJT to inquire about use.
Received approval from NJT to use land. Borough establishes liaison for RDP with NJT.
Received notice that NJT requires ‘metes and bounds’ survey to establish proposed RDP boundaries.
Contract with borough engineer to complete survey, $1,600.
NJT produces contract for borough. Site plan required.
Contract with borough engineer to complete site plan, $4,000.
Site plan complete.
Estimate $58,000 (including fencing, ADA compliance, grading, landscaping).
Council meeting to review status of RDP checklist.
Borough committee meeting to discuss aspects of RDP related to borough resources, i.e. Parks and Rec, Public Works.
Attend council meeting to observe vote on whether RDP will be able to proceed with development of RDP, or if project is denied. Attendance from RDP supporters, individuals share opinions, letters of support from residents submitted. Council vote is 3-3; mayor breaks tie in RDP favor.
Riverton Planning Board approves site plan and and makes motion to approve that the RDP is consistent with Riverton's Master Plan.
Launch of the RDP capital fundraising campaign. Launch of the RDP website and the GoFundMe account.
Estimate revised to reflect $45,000 threshold before project can go out to bid.
Raised $25,000 towards goal of $45,000 (engineers estimate).
Council votes unanimously to agree to a new location, in Riverton Memorial Park, at the suggestion of a council member. The new location, near the original proposed site, will work better for the flow of people allowing an unused area to be utilized better. Fundraising total to date is $38,000.
Engineers estimate is $39,600 and the RDP has raised just enough money to cover the cost and writes a check to the Borough.
Public announcement for bids is advertised. Two sealed bids are opened two weeks later; lowest approved bidder is $42,500. In twenty-four hours the RDP raises the difference and submits the balance to the Borough. Council awards the contract for the project!
Construction of RDP completed!