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Board receives update on park project

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

During its final regular meeting of September, the Brazil Board of Public Works and Safety heard construction bids for a potential project at Craig Park.

"(The project is) through the Clay Community Parks Association (CCPA)," Brazil Mayor Brian Wyndham said. "(The CCPA) received a (federal) grant that's kind of funneled through the city."

According to Board Member Ruthann Jeffries, the grant is for $150,000, along with the CCPA's $37,500 match.

Representatives from the two companies being considered for the work -- Plant Brothers Excavating and Construction and Wabash Valley Asphalt -- were on hand to present their bids, which consisted of a base bid and two alternate bids for extra work.

Plant Brother's base bid totaled $148,562, with one alternate bid totaling $57,968 and the second $18,223.

Wabash Valley Asphalt's base bid totaled $213,867, with the first alternate bid totaling $50,996 and the second $22,000.

Abby Richards, project manager with HWC Engineering, was in attendance to summarize the work the bids would cover.

"The (base bid is for a) trail project, (which) is a stone trail surrounding Water Works Lake at Craig Park," Richards said. "There is an alternate bid for an asphalt trail, and then there is an alternate bid for the restroom renovations for American Disability Act (ADA) compliance."

Wyndham noted the board needed to talk representatives from the CCPA to determine if there is enough money to complete the projects as they appear now, or make cuts.

The next step in the process is for the board to take the bids under advisement, and revisit them at the next scheduled meeting on Oct. 10, at 10 a.m., in Brazil City Hall.

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