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SUMTER CITY COUNCIL: Palmetto Tennis Center Project contract approved

BY SHELBIE GOULDING shelbie@theitem.com
Posted 9/5/19

A resolution approving the purchase of a contract with Hawkins and Kolb Construction was brought before Sumter City Council on Tuesday.

The contract was made under the first phase of the Palmetto Tennis Center Project.

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SUMTER CITY COUNCIL: Palmetto Tennis Center Project contract approved

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A resolution approving the purchase of a contract with Hawkins and Kolb Construction was brought before Sumter City Council on Tuesday.

The contract was made under the first phase of the Palmetto Tennis Center Project.

Palmetto Tennis Center Project involves on-site improvements, such as a new plaza and entrance way, as well as a new pro shop.

Hawkins and Kolb Construction had a base bid amount at $2,958,389, which was the lowest compared to two other construction companies: Hardee Construction and FBI Construction.

Bid amount for construction will go toward Theater Drive realignment, fountain construction, youth court construction and tennis backboard and wall construction during phase one.

A request to approve a purchase contract with Hawkins and Kolb Construction in excess of $75,000 was made before the city council, as it was recommended for approval.

Council approved the resolution unanimously, with Councilwoman Ione Dwyer absent during this part of the meeting.

According to Director of Public Services Michael Geddings, the entrance to the complex and adjustments being made to the curve on Palmetto Parkway at the Palmetto Tennis Center will affect traffic.

"At this point, the details of how traffic will be handled during this part of the project has not been determined," said Howie Owens, downtown development manager, "however once the logistics are worked out we will make sure we push that info out in a timely manner."