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Porter town council OKs park equipment install

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The Porter Town Council last night approved a quote for fall protection and equipment installation at Kids Cove Park in the Porter Cove subdivision.

Recreation Contractors LLC returned the lowest responsible quote of $26,020.40 for wood chip fall protection and installation of new playground equipment, according to Parks Director Brian Bugajski.

Bugajski said he hasnít established a timeline for the work yet, but nothing can be done before Oct. 21 because the equipment takes at least six weeks to manufacture and ship from the time it is ordered. After Oct. 21, the install can start and progress, weather permitting.

Once finished, the new playground will have a four-bay swingset, three slides, a spinning element, and a 34-foot overhead track/zipline element.

Landscape Structures is providing the new equipment for $53,209, per the Councilís approval of that quote last month, which brings the total cost of new equipment, fall protection, and install at Porter Cove Park to approximately $80,000.

The project is bring funded from an $830,000 General Obligation (GO) bond the Town closed on last year to pay for new park equipment and a new fire engine.

E. Oak Hill Road closures

Building Commissioner Michael Barry reported E. Oak Hill Road will be paved starting this week, as early as Wednesday. Barry said residents should expect partial lane closures during the work.

Blacktop Specialists returned the lowest responsible quote of $25,760 for paving E. Oak Hill. However, they were only available to do the work this week or November, according to Barry.

Barry also received Council approval to obtain quotes for sidewalk repairs in the Hunterís Glen subdivision and in miscellaneous spots around Town.



Posted 9/11/2019






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