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New Park Pavillion Still Slated to Be Completed by Spring

Project will now go to bid at the end of this month, delayed two weeks because of Hurricane Sandy.

The new pavilion for Woodand Park is still on track to be all completed in time for next Spring although Hurricane Sandy caused some delay in getting the project off the ground.

The borough had originally advertised for bids earlier this month but it had to be cancelled  due to Hurricane Sandy, explained Ken Job, borough engineer.

The borough has since re-advertised and the bidding will now take place Nov. 27.

Provided the borough gets a good price, Job expects that the contract could be awarded as early as that same night at the scheduled council meeting. Job told the mayor and council this week the delay really only set the project back about two weeks. The projected completion date remains May 1.

Demolition of the old pavilion was originally expected for this month. The pavilion is decades old and has been said to have lasted well beyond its life expectancy.

The new pavilion will be fitted around the existing fireplace structure which will remain intact as the borough wishes to preserve this cherished piece of borough history which was donated decades ago by the Hasbrouck Heights Lions Club,  an 80-plus year old organization, which  is credited with helping to get Woodland Park established.

Over the winter months the concrete slab will be constructed and the new pavilion will be fitted at the site in the spring months, he has said.

Although the new pavilion is being erected in the same location as the current one it will be moved slightly to also cover the sink area on the south side of the current structure. The new pavilion will have a gutter system, which the current one does not.

The borough previously in the amount of $69,500. The rest will be covered by the borough.

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