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Van Buren: Harbour Heights Park bids awarded

Van Buren officials have awarded two bids for construction on a public park in Harbor Heights.

After receiving three quotes for electrical access in the park's planned pavilion, the bid was awarded to Jeff Johnson Building and Electrical for $1,925. Other bidders were Caryl electric at $1,925 and JFK Electric at $5,495.

"JFK's was much higher since they quoted on a much more elaborate structure than was needed for the protection of the meter and electrical panel," Supervisor Claude Sykes said.

The town also received two quotes for the purchase of fence material to enclose the park on the river, 690 and housing sides; the park will be open along Waterfront Drive. Arrow Fence was awarded the bid for $11,472, which includes a 12-foot double gate and approximately 1,000 feet in aluminized, chain-link fencing material. Butler Fence also submitted a bid for $11,837.82.

Officials said the park would eventually include a bike rack, grills, picnic tables and other amenities. Park projects are funded through the town's in lieu of parks fund, provided by Eldan Homes.

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