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Construction bid award: Boonsboro Library

Construction bid award: Boonsboro Library

Public Works Director Gary Rohrer and Assistant DPW Joe Kroboth brought this request: to award the bid for construction of the Boonsboro Branch of the Washington County Free Library to low bidder Callas Contractors of Hagerstown in the amount of $1.911 million.
The project involves construction of a new 10,000 square foot County public library facility to replace the existing 1,713 square foot library that is currently housed in an old bank building. This Library is programmed in the Capital Improvement Program to serve over 50,000 people living within a 10-mile radius of the Town of Boonsboro.
The work includes building construction, grading, and storm water management pond; hot mix asphalt pavement for parking to be shared with the town's park, sediment control, traffic control, and utility installation/relocation and road improvement to MD Route 34.
The cost included deductions of some alternates, such as a metal roof, hand-laid stonework and additional parking. The Mayor and Council of Boonsboro have requested additional time to raise matching funds, and Washington County Free Library Director Mary Baykan reported on the possibility of extra funds from the State.
Discussion centered on "soft costs". Consensus was reached to continue discussion of the project at a later date and not award that bid on this date.

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