Ocean City Today

SDHS security bollards under cost

Safety project price came in at approximately $2,600 about half of budget total
By Brian Gilliland | Mar 29, 2018

(March 30, 2018) In the closing moments of last week’s meeting of the Worcester County Commissioners, Northern District representative Jim Bunting told the board the security bollards to be installed at Stephen Decatur High School had come in under budget.

At the previous meeting at the beginning of the month, Bunting offered a non-agenda item for consideration: placing security bollards — or generally short, thick posts used to block traffic — at specific points at the high school.

Apparently the commissioners discussed the measure previously, but no action had been taken. Bunting said he contacted Harkins Concrete and asked them to donate the labor as long as the county picked up the costs of the bollards.

Bunting said the company agreed, and he made a motion to approve the deal with a not-to-exceed price tag of $5,000. The measure was adopted unanimously.

Last week, Bunting said the price had come back on the bollards, and the total purchase price was about $2,600.

Construction is expected to begin soon, and consist of two phases. Bunting told the board at the beginning of March, half would be done now, and the other half would be finished once summer vacation begins.

Bunting said the schools would choose the type of bollards to be installed, adding there are many styles and could even be painted in the school colors.

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