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