Park finally ready to roll

Construction of the long-awaited skate park in Seymour will begin next month, but skateboarders and BMX bikers will have to wait until next spring to use it.

The Seymour Parks and Recreation board on Monday selected Bateman Builders of Seymour to construct the 10,440-square-foot facility at Shields Park on the city’s northeast side.

Bateman beat out Dave O’Mara Contractor Inc. of North Vernon with a bid of $145,528. That price includes the main flat concrete area and a few ramps and rails in the middle.

Seymour Board of Public Works and Safety is expected to approve Bateman’s bid during a meeting at 11 a.m. Thursday at City Hall.

The cost of the skate park is greater than the $120,000 estimate the city originally had agreed to, but officials say they are glad to get the project rolling.

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