Council Awards Slide Repair Bid

Sheridan's City Council awarded the bid for the repair of the slide between Kendrick Park and Sheridan Junior High School Monday night. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Sheridan's City Council awarded the bid for the repair of the slide between Kendrick Park and Sheridan Junior High School Monday night. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Hayward Baker has been awarded the bid to fix the hill slide between Kendrick Park and Sheridan Junior High School at a cost of slightly over $7.8 million.

Action came in a special City Council meeting Monday night. Lane Thompson, who's the city public works director, described the project.

Thompson said bids were opened on April 25, and Hayward Baker was the only bidder on the project. He said the project was advertised locally and regionally, but he said the project involves very specialized work and there aren't a lot of companies that do this type of work.

Thompson told the councilors Monday night that the bid price includes just over $6.8 million for construction plus a little over $674,000 for management and over $340,000 in contingency funds.

He said because part of the slide is on land that belongs to Sheridan County School District 2, the school district is paying just under $1.6 million of the cost. The city also obtained a USDA grant that will help pay part of the cost.

Public Works Director Lane Thompson discusses the slide repair project during a special council meeting. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Public Works Director Lane Thompson discusses the slide repair project during a special council meeting. (Photo by Pat Blair)
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