STANISLAUS COUNTY — Stanislaus County supervisors on Tuesday could award an engineering design contract for a project to create 62 fully equipped campsites at the Woodward Reservoir regional park near Oakdale.
The effort will increase the number of Woodward park campsites to more than 100. The new sites with electrical hookups are planned for the T-Island and Muir Point areas of the 2,150-acre recreation area. Cost for the project, funded by public facility fees, is around $1.9 million.
A staff report recommends a $51,400 engineering services contract be awarded to R.B. Welty & Associates of Modesto, one of two firms that sought the contract. The agreement would include a $5,100 contingency for possible amendments. Officials had hoped the campsites would be installed before recreation is in full swing in 2014, but its going to take longer to complete the work, said Jami Aggers, county environmental resources director.