Bid on locker room awarded

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BROWNSTOWN

Changes are coming to Brownstown Central High School’s hitting facility, which is used by the baseball and softball programs throughout the year.

The Brownstown Central Community School Corp. board of trustees recently awarded a locker room addition project to Mac’s Builders of Brownstown, which was the lowest of three bidders at $110,401.45.

Other bids came from Lindsey’s Construction of French Lick for $169,000 and Alan Norman Contracting of Bedford for $134,000.

Since the project cost was more than $50,000, three quotes are requested for the project, said Harry Rochner, the school corporation’s business manager.

The locker rooms will give athletes a place to change and use the restroom. A coach’s office also will be a part of the project.

Superintendent Greg Walker said the addition had been planned for at least three years.

“You can only do so much athletics out of capital projects percentage-wise,” Rochner said. “You have to sort of plan them out.”

The corporation only had a budget of $54,500 for the project, so a resolution was prepared and approved to transfer $40,000 from a high school restroom renovation project and $16,000 from emergency allocations, both going toward the hitting facility locker rooms project.

“We threw out the (initial) project and changed the scope somewhat in what we were going to do, so we did not have enough budgeted in capital projects for the locker rooms,” Rochner said.

Walker said the project would start sometime this summer.

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Zach Spicer is a reporter for The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at zspicer@tribtown.com or 812-523-7080.