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Posted: Thursday, April 3, 2014 5:30 pm

Door bids and the strategic action plan are on the agenda for the April 3 meeting of the Washington Park Board.

After the Washington City Council rejected the proposed replacement doors for the city auditorium, the project went out for another round of bidding. The bidding closed March 25 and Parks and Recreation Director Darren Dunkle said the bids would be presented to the park board at Thursday’s meeting.

The nearly 40-year-old doors at the auditorium need replacing. At the January administration/operations meeting Dunkle presented a bid from Gildehaus Construction that would replace the doors at a cost of $58,372 — $27,000 above the $31,000 budget.

In an effort to save some money, the council voted to reject the Gildehaus contract and re-bid the project with different specs.

Those proposed changes would include less expensive “panic” bars on the doors which should reduce the cost by about $11,800; changing from continuous hinges to three butt hinges, a savings of about $3,500; and eliminating 8-inch muntins, leaving full glass on all the doors, a possible reduction of $2,600, Councilman Steve Sullentrup said.

The total proposed savings would be about $17,906.35 based on those estimates.

The park board will find out how much actual savings the city will realize when Dunkle presents the new bids.

In addition to the door bids, the board also will review the strategic action plan.

For months the park board has been reviewing a draft of the strategic action plan. Bit by bit, the board has been analyzing sections and making changes.

At the March 20 meeting, the board finished the review.

Dunkle told the board he would make the requested changes and present the revised version at Thursday’s meeting.

If the revised version garners a recommendation of support, the plan will be forwarded on to the April 28 administration/operation meeting before moving on to the May 5 full council meeting.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at city hall.

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