EVANS CITY — The one and only bid to fix the EDCO Park pool was rejected because it was too high, so officials are hoping to receive better bids before a key grant expires.
Lance Welliver, the county Parks and Recreation Department director, said at Wednesday's county commissioners meeting that the $553,000 bid from a Lawrence County company would only complete half the work needed at the pool.
Welliver said if that grant expires, there will not be sufficient money to complete the project.
The commissioners voted unanimously to reject the one bid received and re-advertise the project, which would begin in the fall after pool season ends.Welliver said the basic work that must be completed includes:
- A zero-entry pool entrance for children and those with disabilities.
- A handicapped area with handrails to bring the pool into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Plumbing and filtration that would fix current issues and pre-plumb the pool property for future water features.
- The addition of a peninsula between the pool and bench area.
Welliver said the project would be advertised for the second time on Wednesday. Bids will be required to be returned by June 10, he said. The total amount available for pool and bathhouse is $740,000.Read the full story in the Butler Eagle.