Browning Field track to be redone before fall

Posted Online: July 14, 2014, 8:57 pm
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By Nicole Lauer, correspondent
MOLINE -- School board members on Monday approved a contract that will allow for the track at Browning Field to be resurfaced before football season begins, but they delayed a vote on selecting a principal for Washington Elementary School.

Superintendent David Moyer said board members voted 4-0 during a special meeting Monday morning to approve a $115,000 contract with Byrne and Jones Sports, of St. Louis, Mo., for the Browning Field track resurfacing. Board members Cecilia O'Brien, Michael O'Brien and Dawn Ratzburg were absent.

Mr. Moyer said that, at the board's prior meeting, members opened a single resurfacing bid that actually contained information on why that company could not do the work at this time.

Mr. Moyer said facilities director Darryl Snyder pursued several companies for additional bids seeking to find someone willing to give a price quote. This led to four companies responding, he said.

Mr. Moyer said Byrne and Jones Sports came back with a very reasonable bid, with plans to have the work completed in August before the football season to prevent interruption of the field's use.

Board members also were slated Monday to approve a principal for Washington Elementary for the 2014-15 school year. The item was pulled from the agenda, Mr. Moyer said, because administrators decided to bring two people back for further interviews.


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