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Cameron Community Park Bids Come Back Cheaper Than Expected

Work could soon begin on a new community park in the city of Cameron, and that work should cost significantly less than was first thought.

The City of Cameron is in the planning stages of the project that will construct a nearly 100 acre park that includes baseball and softball fields, soccer fields, an amphitheater, walking trails and room for more additions in the future.

Those plans got a couple of shots in the arm this week as the City learned of two grants that will bring more than a half-million dollars into the project and that construction bids came in lower than expected.

Cameron Public Works and Park Director Drew Bontrager says grants from 2020 and 2021 will pump more than a half millio0n dollars into the project.

In addition to the grant money good news came in the form of lower than expected bids as well. Bontrager says Herner Construction came in with a low bid more than a million dollars cheaper than was expected.

Herner Construction has worked on projects in Cameron before, putting in work on the animal care facility, the headstart building and at the airport.

The contracts will be presented to the Cameron City Council at their meeting on Monday for approval. If approved work could begin in the very near future. The park is expected to be substantially open by the end of summer 2022 and fully open by the fall.


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