Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Turf field in Redwood City needs $905,447 upgrade before warrantee ends

Hoover Park's plastic grass field has deteriorated faster than expected.With two years still left on the warranty from its installation in 2002, the turf company offered the city a discounted upgrade to a new-and-improved turf product that it says is more a "discounted" price of $905,447! The city said it circumvented a competitive bidding process for the project, which is usually required by state law, because Oregon-based FieldTurf's discounted price of about 40 percent off was not available from other suppliers.Is this really what we want in San Carlos parks? (Mercury News, click here)