(Atlantic) The reconstruction of the Sunnyside Tennis Courts will be delayed again for the same reason as last fall, bids were over budget and lack of bidders.
Mike Jorgensen, of Snyder and Associates told the Atlantic City Council that only two-bids were submitted this time around. One came in at $259,000 and the other $278,000.
“We are hoping to table awarding a bid for this project so we can look at a couple of financing options and what not,” stated Jorgensen.
The low bid was essentially the same as last fall, even after Atlantic Park and Rec. Director Roger Herring and his crews did approximately $30,000 worth of work on their own to save the city $30,000.
“I have talked to the Construction Company and their main reason for being essentially the same price as last time minus the cities $30,000 worth of removals is they’re busy,” said Jorgensen. “They are from Gretna, Nebraska, diesel fuel is up, and they are going to have to travel everyday. This is what the project is worth to him.”
Herring asked the city council to delay the project 30-day to give him a chance to weigh their options. He is very disappointed but vowed that he would still make it happen even if the Park and Rec. Department has to put another project or two on hold.
The goal is to review the bids at the March 20th council meeting.
February 21, 2013