In August 2020, site evaluation measures took place in preparation for creating construction documents in anticipation of publishing an RFQ for the build portion of the project. This work included digging test pits to determine the soils on site.
In April of 2021 an RFQ was posted to solicit skatepark specialty construction firms to submit proposals that would meet the specific needs of the project. Bids closed on April 29, 2021 and scoring will take place the week of May 3, 2021. Bid results and an award recommendation was presented to the Select Board on June 8, 2021. Based on scoring criteria, of the submittals recieved, Artisan Skateparks scored the hgihest and the Select Board authorized the Town Manager to enter into a contract with Artisan. Once a contract has been executed and construction documents finalized, site work is expected to begin by Fall of 2021.
The Town is still actively looking for additional funding sources which would allow for an enhanced park and additional phases of the proposal to be included. Anyone interested in contributing to this effort or with fundraising ideas in encouraged to contact us!