Hampstead seeks bids for work to complete new police station Deadline is Nov. 3 for sealed proposals

October 18, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Hampstead officials are seeking bid proposals for renovations and a two-story addition at the town's new police headquarters building on Main Street.

The town will accept sealed proposals for the construction of the new station until 2 p.m. Nov. 3 at its offices on South Carroll Street. The bids will be opened in public immediately after the deadline.

The project at the old Hampstead Bank building -- formerly Roy's Never Stop Clock Shop -- was originally expected to cost about $500,000. The project included the renovation of the existing building and construction of a one-story annex, said Neil Ridgely, town manager.

A second story has since been added to the planned annex, and the town hopes to have a pocket park and perhaps a fountain at the site as well.

The Town Council voted in April to buy the building and an adjoining frame house on South Main Street at Shiloh Avenue for $155,000. The turn-of-the-century red-brick building served as the seat of Hampstead's government during the 1960s.

Bidding documents are available at Dean Robert Camlin & Associates Inc. in Westminster for a nonrefundable fee of $55, and each bid must be accompanied by a 5 percent security deposit. A pre-bid conference is scheduled Friday at the Hampstead Town Hall, and all bidders are asked to attend.

The current police station adjoins the Town Hall on South Carroll Street, which runs parallel to Main Street, a block back from the downtown business district.

The Main Street location will be more visible and accessible, said Police Chief Ken Meekins, whose officers are now housed in a 600-square-foot addition with a shortage of desks and no secure area for prisoners.

Pub Date: 10/18/98

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