The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meets in Seward, Alaska, on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. (screenshot)

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meets in Seward, Alaska, on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. (screenshot)

Borough awards contract for replacement of Seward High School track

The project is part of a bond package that funds major deferred maintenance projects at 10 borough schools

Seward-based Metco Alaska will replace the track and field at Seward High School for roughly $3.3 million, following signing of the contract by Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Peter Micciche on Tuesday.

The project is part of a bond package that funds major deferred maintenance projects at 10 Kenai Peninsula Borough School District schools, worth $65.5 million, that passed in 2022.

According to a memo by Project Manager Carmen Vick, dated March 15, included in meeting documents for the borough assembly’s Tuesday meeting, bids were solicited in February and a low bid of $3,285,898 was submitted by Metco.

Micciche said during the meeting that the bid came in below what the borough had forecast, which he described as a welcome surprise as other projects in the bond package have been impacted by inflation.

During the meeting, Borough Purchasing and Contracting Director John Hedges said a start date hasn’t been set, but that construction will hopefully begin this summer. Now that the mayor has signed the contract, Hedges said they’ll notify the contractor, who will likely have to do some preparation before construction can get underway.

Full recordings of the assembly’s meeting and other documents can be found at kpb.legistar.com.

Reach reporter Jake Dye at jacob.dye@peninsulaclarion.com.

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