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Companies dive into bidding process for pool resurfacing
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Bids are in for resurfacing the decade-old Gilley Pool. Work will cost $168,544 and be complete prior to the 2014 pool season.
A joint meeting between the city’s Finance Committee and Parks and Recreation Committee was held Tuesday night.
Voting in favor of pool resurfacing were Aldermen Ken Smith, Mike Neal, Ben Newman, Rick Barnes and Billy Wood.
The winning bid was the lowest bid submitted, that being from Madison Swimming Pool Company.
“Madison Swimming Pool provided us with the specifications for plaster and deck coating to be used which meets the standards laid out in our RFB (request for bids),” said Parks and Recreation director Scott McCord. “They have given an estimated 45 to 60 days to complete.”
Included in the bid package, the company provided recommendations and a list of cities in which they did re-plastering work. McCord says those were verified through phone calls.
“We received very positive feedback,” he said. “It is my recommendation we award the contract to Madison Swimming Pool Company.”
The city received three bids on the project. USA Pools bid $189,800, while Aqua Enterprise bid $223,525.
Parks and Recreation had $200,000 set aside in its budget for the work.
The recommendation will be sent to the full city board for its consideration during a special called meeting Oct. 1 at 6 p.m.