Contract awarded for water slide
The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday awarded a $45,000 contract for the installation at Potterfield Pool of a 118-foot water slide, which should be ready for use by next summer, city officials said.
The motion was approved 4-1, with Councilman Kristin B. Aleshire opposed.
The contract was awarded to Callas Contractors of Hagerstown, which will be required to install the water slide by mid-April 2004.
The slide would be available for the public during next year's pool season, City Engineer Rodney Tissue said.
City staff will purchase a pump and strainer at a cost of about $2,917.
The Hagerstown City Council voted in January to buy a $60,000 water slide for the pool.
The total cost of the water slide, including installation, is expected to be about $109,000, Finance Director Al Martin said.
The city is using $27,000 in state Program Open Space money to pay for part of the costs, Tissue said.