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2017-09-14 / Front Page

Switzer Park project approved for bid opening

by JENNIFER WATERS
Editor

Improvements to Switzer Park on Knox Avenue in West Seneca will be up for bid on Wednesday, Sept. 27, after approval by the Town Board last week.

The project, which includes the addition of walking paths, stationary fitness equipment and playground equipment, was originally intended for the Town Hall campus, according to Steven Tanner, town engineer.

“This project originally started as a project here in Veterans Park that would include a walkway and stationary fitness equipment near the pool area, but because of some legal issues relative to parkland here at Veterans Park, it had to be moved to Switzer Park,” Tanner said.

While the project remains virtually the same, it has been reworked for Switzer Park.

“We are simply putting a path in, stationary fitness equipment and replacing a little bit of playground equipment,” the engineer said.

Tanner said there will not be an addition of any facilities such as baseball diamonds during this project at Switzer Park.

Currently, the town has a grant to pay for a portion of the work, and the remainder of the funds will be allocated by the town.

“There is a $100,000 grant from New York State Parks to help pay for this project. The remainder of the project will have to be paid for out of the General Reserve Funds,” Tanner said.

The project is anticipated to cost $200,000.

Bid documents are available at the Town Clerk’s Office at Town Hall, 1250 Union Road. The project will be bid at 2 p.m. Sept. 27.

Questions regarding bids for the project should be emailed to Clark Patterson Lee, attn. David Johnson, at dhjohnson@clarkpatterson.com, prior to noon Thursday, Sept. 21, to allow for response time before receipt of bids.

email: jwaters@beenews.com

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