Milner Recreation Center’s front parking lot will be paved.
McMinnville’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved a resolution to spend $172,770 and hire Tinsley Asphalt to resurface and strip the tiered parking at the facility formerly known as McMinnville Civic Center.
The city had budgeted $170,000 for the work.
While the bid came in at $172,770, it did include an allowance of $10,000 for work that might not have to be done. If that’s the case, the paving will cost $162,770.
“We added a $10,000 allowance for cut and fill for unsuitable soil and conditions, which is refundable. We strongly believe we will come in under $170,000,” said McMinnville Parks and Recreation director Scott McCord.
That bid amount does not include removing the curbs. City employees will perform that work as a cost-saving measure.
Paving of the front parking lot was included with the $10 million renovation and expansion project as an alternate option, but city officials decided not to accept the $160,000 price tag in hopes of attracting a lower bidder later.
“If that $10,000 allowance is not used, it could come in close to that original $160,000 cost,” said city administrator Nolan Ming.
Completion of the center is expected by Oct. 15. At this time, much of the area to be paved is being used as a staging area by Sain Construction Company.