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Final Bids In For Turf Field

July 19, 2011 by Josh Morgan

The final portion of the artificial turf bids were unveiled last Thursday and there are two bidders who appear to be viable candidates for the job.
On July 14, the bids were opened in Town Hall and a total of five companies responded. This portion of the bid process was opened for the excavation work that would be required in order to move forward with the proposed project that would see the current field behind Cheshire High School replaced with an artificial turf field. Previously in June, bids were received for the actual field and that cost was combined with these latest offers.
The low bid for the work is $857,100 and ranged to the high bid of $1.15 million.
Turf Committee Chairman Bob Behrer said fundraising will continue, as the group needs to collect as much as $25,000 to cover the total costs. On Thursday night, the Public Building Commission will make a recommendation to the Cheshire Town Council. Then, on July 27, the Council is scheduled to vote on the matter. If it is approved. construction could feasibly begin the next day. The two companies in play, H.I. Stone of Southbury and RAD Sports of Rockland, Mass., have stated the project could be complete in no more than two months.
"This next week is the most critical portion," Behrer stated. "We'll keep on going. I'm glad we've gotten to this point."
For more information on the turf field, see this week's Cheshire Herald.

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