Contractor returns to address issues at Howe Field

    Borough officials confirmed work has once again resumed on the Howe Field Rstoration Project. (MARK R. SULLIVAN/THE OCEAN STAR)

    BAY HEAD — Work has once again commenced on the Howe Field Restoration Project.

    According to officials, the contractor has returned to the area to reseed and address other issues on the project.

    “The contractor has resumed his work on Howe Field so we are happy about that,” Borough Administrator Chris Parlow told the borough council at its Sept. 14 meeting.

    “Hopefully within the next three or four weeks we are hoping and keeping our fingers crossed that the contractor completes the work out on Howe Field.”

    Earthworks, Inc. was awarded the contract for the Howe Field Restoration Project for $149,760. The scope of the project included removal of existing encroachments, screening of topsoil, raising the grade of the field to assist with drainage and reseeding, fertilizing and mulching the regraded field.

    While a construction fence was erected around the entire field after its seeding to allow it to grow without being ruined, the efforts were unsuccessful.

    “Howe Field, we are addressing that, and work started today,” said Councilwoman Diane Cornell, chair of the council’s Public Works Committee.

    “They are going back through and they are hopefully going to correct the issues with drainage, correct the issues with the grass, fix the swails.

    “We gave them a time limit to be done by Oct. 1 so hopefully they will be out there everyday and that will be resolved.”

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