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Alameda Pool work to cost $1.1 million



Renovations to Alameda Pool will cost over $1 million.
The Butler County commissioners this morning awarded a nearly $1.1 contract to Specialty Pool Contractors of Pittsburgh to do the work.
Along with installing a new concrete deck at the pool in Alameda Park off Route 356 in Butler Township, the contractor will add new slides, a splash pad, handicap-accessible stair entry and a climbing wall.
The county did not select one of nine optional items: placing a winterizing cover over the pool.
Factoring in the eight options selected, Specialty was the lowest of four bidders.
The next lowest bid counting the same options was more than $35,000 higher.
Commissioners Bill McCarrier and Dale Pinkerton voted for the contract while Commissioner Jim Eckstein dissented.
Eckstein said the project scope should have been smaller to cut costs.
“I don’t think we need all those options,” he said.
Pinkerton disagreed.
“I believe if we’re going to do it, we should do it in the right manner,” he said.
The new slides, splash pad and climbing wall were among those alternates.
The project is funded by a $400,000 state grant, $300,000 from timbering revenue and the remaining amount from natural gas drilling impact fee money.





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