Township Awards Memorial Field Contract
Memorial Field is set to be re-sodded in early November, after the end of youth football season.
The Washington Township Council voted to award a contract to re-sod Memorial Field during their meeting this week.
The winning $111,000 bid from SCS Contracting was the lowest of four bids recieved by the township for the project. The council bonded for $152,000 of a maximum budget of $160,000 for the work.
SCS Contracting will re-sod Memorial Field sometime in early November, after the township's youth football teams have finished using the field for the season. The DPW will also fix a drainage issue at the bottom of the hill next to the field.
Some township residents had advocated for artificial turf at Memorial Field, citing years of problems with sod. Officials ended up voting to re-sod the field because of turf's higher price tag, which was estimated would run between $1.8 and $3 million.
Mayor Janet Sobkowicz, who began requiring written approval for all spending earlier this summer, told Patch she would limit the engineering costs for the project to a maximum of $1,500.
Councilmen previously said they would consider artificial turf again, possibly for as soon as next year.