Plans for a routine replacement of the top of Ocean City’s Boardwalk have resumed after a hiatus in 2020.
During its Aug. 2 meeting, the Town Council voted 7-0 in support of staff’s recommendation for bid awards on the work and the lumber for the job. The mayor and council discussed the bids received during an earlier council meeting.
The bid award recommendation of $502,940.28 would go to Long Life Treated Lumber for the lumber. The recommended bid award would cost $1,171,500 and go to Delmarva Veteran Builders for the redecking labor.
A national lumber shortage stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic prevented the town of Ocean City from receiving bids from lumber suppliers a year ago. Ocean City Engineer Terry McGean said in August 2020 that he received word of the national lumber shortage as he arranged to put out a bid for the project.
The redecking usually occurs during the offseason months such as in the fall; it is scheduled to occur in phases, according to the packet for the August 2 meeting. Ocean City has not announced a start date.