Bubbling of the surface at Polk County High School’s track has caused concern among school board members who voted March 11 on a contractor to complete repaving work. (photo by Samantha Hurst)
Bubbling of the surface at Polk County High School’s track has caused concern among school board members who voted March 11 on a contractor to complete repaving work. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

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Stott’s Paving to resurface PCHS track, tennis courts

Published 10:44pm Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Polk County school board members Monday, March 11 selected Stott’s Paving to complete the resurfacing of Polk County High School’s track and tennis courts, originally put into place when the school was built two decades ago.

“We have graduation on June 7, which is a Friday night, and we really need them to start the work that next Monday,” said Superintendent Bill Miller. “It’s a four-week job to do the track and a four-week job to do the tennis courts – that is pretty much the summer.”

Stott’s Paving submitted the lowest bids estimating costs for the track work to total $203,076 and the tennis courts to cost $118,280. The other two companies submitting bids – Baseline Sports and Medallion – came in $30,000 and more than $100,000 higher.

Miller said all three companies came out to visit PCHS several times.

He said the reason Medallion came in so much higher was because their bid was for 3 and a ½-inch thick asphalt, while the other two companies submitted second bids for 2 and a ½-inch thick asphalt.

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