Sports complex to get new sidewalks

Published 9:02 pm Thursday, December 7, 2017


The second phase of the sidewalk project at the Susiegray McConnell Sports Complex came in under budget, according to a memorandum from Kristi Roberson, director of parks and recreation for Washington.

The city’s current budget included $56,000 for the second phase of the project.

During its meeting Monday, the City Council will consider awarding a $24,950 contract to SP8 Enterprises to do the project’s concrete work at ball fields 1, 2 and 5. Moses Construction submitted a $38,555 bid to do that work, and B.E. Singleton & Sons submitted a $51,600 bid.

The project’s first phase was completed during the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Completion of the second phase will end the project, according to the memorandum. A portion of the $56,000 budgeted for the second phase but not used to pay SP8 Enterprises will be used to help pay for repairing a water leak at the Bobby Andrews Recreation Center and replacing parts of the tile floor damaged by the leak, according to the memorandum. The leak occurred in the center’s meeting room.

In January, the City council awarded a $56,000 contract to B.E. Singleton & Sons for the first phase of the sidewalk project. The city budgeted $56,000 for this phase of the overall project, but bids came in higher than the budgeted amount. The city asked the lowest bidder, B.E. Singleton & Sons, to redo its bid based on the budgeted $56,000. Singleton’s original bid was $96,000.

The project, in part, is designed to improve mobility for handicapped people at the sports complex and make the complex more compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

The council, during its Feb. 8, 2016, meeting, decided to make improvements at the complex, including paving part of the parking lot and building a sidewalk to connect the parking lot with the playing fields.

SP8 Enterprises could also be awarded a $32,605 contract to replace the roof at the Hildred T. Moore Aquatic and Fitness Center. It submitted the lowest bid out of the five bids received regarding the project. DLT Roofing submitted a $33,839 bid, East Carolina Roofing submitted a $33,889 bid, Gallop Roofing submitted a $54,370 bid and Baker Roofing submitted a $62,850 bid, according to a city document.

Because the low bid came in under the $65,000 budgeted for this project, some of the remaining money will be used to replace Freon that leaked from the pool’s dehumidifier, according to a city document.

The council meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Council Chambers in the Municipal Building, 102 E. Second St. To view the council’s agenda for a specific meeting, visit the city’s web­site at, click “City Agendas.” Locate the appropriate agenda (by date) under the “Washington City Council” heading, then click on that specific agenda listing.