Natrona playground concession stand due for upgrades, improvements this summer
Harrison commissioners awarded a contract to complete the concession stand at the Natrona playground.
Commissioners accepted a bid of just over $103,000 from Swede Construction of Elizabeth.
Swede submitted the lower of two bids. The company’s initial bid of about $160,000 was well below that of Golon, of West Mifflin, which bid more than $277,000.
That’s what the township got the second time it went out for bids. The first time it tried, no companies gave prices, Commissioner Chuck Dizard said.
But with only a $100,000 state grant to pay for the work, township officials worked with Swede to bring the cost down.
Changes made included removing electrical work and a kitchen island.
Steve Zandarski, a retired electrician from Natrona, will be paid up to $10,000 for required electrical work, which had been removed from Swede’s contract.
The township had to award the contract by Wednesday or the grant would be lost. The township will pay for the electrical work.
Swede Construction vice president Kirk Sanderson said the work his company will do includes renovating the three restrooms, installing countertops and overhead doors and some interior finishing.
It also will install new plumbing and new heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment in the building.
Sanderson said he expects work to start around July 9, and take until mid-August to finish.