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Maui Skateboard Series

Parks Department should renew contract of popular programs.

March 10, 2011
Andrew Beerer & Davey DeLong · Maui Skateboard Series · Kïhei

The 2010 skateboarding program’s contract was based on the following budget:

$10,000 for insurance, $12,000 for materials/supplies, $19,000 for labor (1,200 man-hours times $16 per hour), $2,400 for travel/transportation, $3,000 for food for participants, $2,000 administration/bookkeeping, $2,000 marketing and $2,100 G.E.T. The total cost of the service proposal was $52,501.

The per-event expense estimates, as well as our qualifications, were listed in the proposal requested by the county. The proposal and budget were reviewed with the Parks Department chief of recreation, recreation program planner and a panel of Parks Department personnel. The mutually agreed upon event totals are included in the service contract that was awarded to Aloha Boards LLC, dba Maui Skateboard Series on Dec. 28, 2009.

This contract provided for 20 skateboard events throughout Maui County including two in Hāna, two on Lāna‘i, two on Moloka‘i, two Upcountry, four on the West Side, four at Keopuolani Park and four at Kalama Park. Additional services to be provided included: safety inspections, coordinating repairs with Parks Department, and developing community relations.

All events are free, and all ages and abilities welcome. This is one of the few programs that do not have an age or membership requirement. We provide free food and refreshments for participants and parents.

As requested this year, a detailed cost breakdown and itinerary for the Feb. 19 event was submitted to the Parks Department director and deputy director, and the chief of recreation, recreation planner, the mayor and mayor’s assistant/parks liaison were copied.

For 2011, the service proposal is based on the same budget, scaled back to 12 events. The total contract awarded to Maui Skateboard Series is $28,485. After completing the first event on Feb. 19, the balance of the contract is $26,038.

We would like the Parks Department to renew this contract so that we can continue these popular programs. The $127,800 already passed in the 2011 County budget for skate park management was intended for programming, repairs and maintenance.



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