School board approves contracts for building and grounds projects

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Bay Head School parents and board of education members discussed the continuing wearing of masks by students at a recent meeting. [PHOTO BY THE OCEAN STAR]

BAY HEAD — A special meeting Wednesday evening, the board of education approved several contracts and proposals for various projects aimed at improving Bay Head Elementary School facilities and grounds.

On May 19, the board approved a contract with Ben Schaefer Recreation for the purchase of three basketball poles and hoops under co-op pricing of $4,232. The board also approved a contract with Whirl Construction for the installation of six basketball poles and hoops in the amount of $18,250.

“We have a lot of things happening right now with the facility,” Vice President Sandra Antognoli recently told board members. “The sports court … we are reconfiguring that. We are redoing it and it is going to be a full-sized, collegiate-sized, basketball court.”

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At its May 4 meeting, the board awarded a bid for the long-anticipated portico-replacement project to George Koustas Painting and Contracting in the amount of $189,000. The board approved a contract with Tokarski Millemann Architects for oversight of the portico replacement for an hourly contract not to exceed $10,000.

“The portico had to be removed because it became unsafe. We are hoping that the work, [now that] the contract is awarded, can be completed quickly,” Business Administrator Patricia Christopher told The Ocean Star in a recent email.

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