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Contract Awarded For Naaman Williams Park Pool Resurfacing

After a false start, the Township Council on April 23 awarded a $157,000 contract to resurface the Naaman Williams pool.

The pool was closed last July after a crack was discovered in it. Township Manager Robert Vornlocker said at the April 23 meeting the pool would be open in time for the swimming season.

Stardust Pools of East Brunswick was awarded the contract worth $157,100.

This is the second time the township has gone out to bid for the work. Vornlocker said the Council originally specified about $110,000 for the project, but all the bids came in higher.

“This doesn’t happen very often, we don’t resurface swimming pools very often in the municipal government business,” he said.

“We don’t have experts on pools on staff, we did the best that we could, given the information we had at hand,” Vornlocker said of the original specifications. “The capital projects engineers came up with a cost estimate that was slightly under what the low bids were. It was a competitive bidding process and this was the low bid, so we need to increase it to meet what the bidders demand to do the work.”

 

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