Council OK’s new fence at Pioneer Park

The Aberdeen City Council approved spending $25,728 to install a new fence at two fields in Pioneer Park.

Parks Director Karl Harris said that three years ago the Aberdeen Public Works Department lowered a culvert behind Pioneer Park. As a result, the water table under the park dropped significantly compared to the previous 40 years and large sink holes developed in softball fields No. 1 and No. 2.

“Last summer the public works crew and our department leveled out the fields and prepared the fields for hydro seeding,” Harris wrote in a memo to the council. “We then had the fields hydro seeded in the fall.”

The outfield fence project is the last piece of the project, he said.

Harris said he had 12 companies offer quotes on the project from $25,728 to $69,376. The lowest quote came from Paul La Due General Contracting.