Bedford to Seek Bids for Memorial Park Basketball Court Renovation

Town officials are taking steps toward renovating the basketball courts at Bedford Village Memorial Park. 

Recreation and Parks Superintendent Bill Heidepriem summarized at the April 1 work session and subsequent board meeting his request that board members allow the project to go out to bid. 

"The real interest in rehabilitating the court is it is small in size," he said. "It only has two baskets, they're hoping to get a larger court with more baskets available."  

The cost of the work would be covered by $125,000 from the Bedford Village Memorial Park district fund plus a $40,000 donation from the Bedford Marching and Chowder Club. 

The request for the $125,000 is part of the recreation department's capital projects request for 2014-15. 

If the town board approves the project after the bids come in, Heidepriem said, the project could start after summer camp is over around Aug. 11 and be finished by Columbus Day. 

"We feel this would have a minimal impact on the park users," he said.

He reminded the board that the Marching and Chowder Club had also generously helped fund the new playground at the park. 

The town board gave the go-ahead to publish a public notice April 25 in the Bedford Record Review. Bids would be opened May 27.


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