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Senior Center construction is moving along

Construction on the new Carbon Senior Center is moving along rapidly.

Sun Advocate reporter

Debbie Kobe, Senior Citizen Director went before the Carbon Count Recreation and Transportation Special Service District board on Feb. 1 to discuss furnishings and other necessary items that are needed for the new senior center.

According to Kobe three companies submitted bids for the project. Total cost is expected to be around $300,000. Two companies, Utah Home Fitness and Upper Limit, submitted bids for exercise equipment. Upper Limit sent a very detailed plan with their bid. It included floor plans and indicated that substantial time was invested in the project. Utah Home Fitness sent a catalog with numbers written on it.

"I sent both companies the exact same materials and information. Upper Limit sent a floor plan and took time to do a bid. Utah Home Fitness didn't take any time to give me a bid and I sent them exact same information," Kobe said.

As the discussion progressed the board raised a concern regarding warranty information on the equipment. Kobe said she will consider that issue.

Lee's Music submitted a bid for the musical equipment for the center. Summerhays Music is also interested in submitting a bid, but they will wait until new prices are set before sending one according to Kobe.

In addition to those items, Kobe is also considering laundry equipment and new kilns to be used for the center's ceramic projects.

Tom McCrary addressed the board to give them an update on the status of the new senior citizens' center. Masonry work is estimated to be a week and a half away from completion. The outside is almost completely covered in sheet metal and all areas of construction are making headway. Electrical, masonry and plumbing should have been completed by Feb. 5.

McCrary estimated that the entire project is 45 percent complete. Work is proceeding rapidly and the warmer weather that is coming should allow work to progress faster.

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