Bedford Parks Board Seeking Bids For Red Brick Renovation

(BEDFORD) – In a meeting on Tuesday evening, the Bedford Parks Board approved Bedford Parks Director Barry Jeskewich’s request to seek bids for renovation at the Red Brick following a fire in January of this year.

Approvals have been given to start the renovation at the Red Brick following January’s fire.

The Bedford Parks Board approved the hiring of Bill Riggert as an engineer to oversee the Red Brick renovation. The Red Brick is on the National Registry of Historic Places and the importance of keeping the historic preservation of the building is extremely important.

The board meeting had a full quorum of members who voted unanimously on the two requests regarding the Red Brick renovation.

In other business, the Board also:

  • Approved a new policy for part-time employees to be able to play golf for free. This will be based on working 10 hours or more in a week.
  • The annual 2020 Annual Duck/Derby a fundraiser for the Boys/Girls Club of Lawrence County to be added to the schedule of events held by the Bedford Parks Department.
  • The hiring of Seasonal Employee from April 15th – October 13th.

The current projects underway include:

  • Concrete has been poured for the T-Pads for Disc Golf.
  • Un-winteriztion of shelter houses and water lines has been completed.
  • Replaced the motor for the Slide Pump at John Lowery Pool.
  • Renovation of playground equipment has begun at Wilson Park. Once work is done there, crews will move to Brookside and Thornton Parks, respectively.
  • The selection and interviews for a golf pro will be underway soon.
Avoca Fish Hatchery

As part of the ROI Grant awarded to the Bedford Parks Department, a meeting with the Eppley Institute of Parks and Public Lands will be held to begin conception, feasibility, and implementation recommendations for Avoca Fish Hatchery this week.