May 26, 2020

HOWARD – The village board approved a pair of contracts for lighting two soccer fields at the Nouryon Park sports complex.

Mike Kaster, director of engineering, said village staff applied for and received outdoor recreation grant funding through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to provide up to $198,450, not to exceed 50 percent of the project costs.

Kaster said soccer fields No. 2 and 3 will be lit by the project, which also lights adjacent parking areas and the soccer concession stand.

“The (lighting) project has been split up into two contracts – one contract for installation and then one contract just simply for the materials,” he said. “These materials are fairly specialized. They are large poles and lights. They are going to be very similar to what’s out at the baseball diamonds now.”

Kaster said the materials were bid out separately, to avoid a price markup by a subcontractor, with the bids coming in under budget.

The board approved a bid of $91,855 from Unlimited Enterprises for the lighting installation and $220,000 from Musco Lighting for the materials, contingent upon DNR authorization to award and attorney review of the contracts.

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