Howard Co. company to renovate maintenance shop in Westminster

June 11, 1998|By Brenda J. Buote | Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF

The Westminster Common Council has awarded an $88,046 contract to a Howard County company to renovate a city maintenance shop on Old Manchester Road.

Baltimore-Washington Restoration Co. Inc. will do exterior work on the 2 1/2 -story building, which was used for several years to store road salt. Construction is expected to begin next month and take about four months to complete.

"The company will be installing three roll-up doors, fixing some windows and closing others," said Thomas B. Beyard, city director of planning and public works. "They're also going to do some masonry work and remove a brick wall from the rear of the property."

Work on the building interior has been in progress for about two years, Beyard said. Once completed, the facility will include a kitchen and showers for city crews to use while working during winter storms or other emergencies. City vehicles also will be stored there.

Baltimore-Washington Restoration received favorable recommendations from former clients, including the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis and the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, Beyard said.

Baltimore-Washington Restoration was one of two companies to bid on the project. Antietam Construction, based in Hagerstown, bid $104,600.

City engineers had estimated that the work would cost about $100,000 to complete.

Pub Date: 6/11/98

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