Now that Kodiak has a splashing new pool, what should be done with the old one?
That’s a question that borough and school officials will need to consider, but for now, the old pool will get filled with concrete in preparation for the Kodiak High School renovation and addition project.
KMXT’s Maggie Wall has more.
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They may not be sure what they will eventually use the pool for put for now there’s a good use for it.
At its regular meeting April 7, the borough assembly approved a contract with Brechan Enterprise to fill in the pool-with concrete.
Borough manager Rick Gifford explained the plan:
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Gifford says that by filling in the pool now, it’s open flat space can be used during the high school renovation:
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Brechan was the lowest responsible bidder with a price of $260,699. A much lower bid submitted by Golden Alaska Excavating LLC was reject because that company did not hold the necessary licenses needed by law to do such a big concrete project.
Golden Alaska Excavating’s bid was more than $60,000 less than Brechan’s at $199,892.
Other bidders for the project were Red Hook Construction, LLC at $283,000 and Alutiiq International Solutions, LLC that bid $336,995, which is $54,000 more than Brechan’s winning bid.
I’m Maggie Wall.