Nearly two years after the demolition was first approved, the City of Lebanon is now seeking bids for the complete removal of the Gingrich Memorial Pool in Coleman’s Park.

Sealed proposals will be accepted until 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, on PennBid, where contract documents are also available. At that point, the results will be displayed publicly on the site.

According to a notice from Mayor Sherry Capello, “The Proposal must cover all labor, equipment, materials and all other costs incidental to the work and Demolition.”

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The contract must include the demolition and removal of the pool structure and meet other requirements.

Combined pool plans are included among the PennBid support documents. See the PDF here.

The release notes that “the contract will be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder, but the City of Lebanon reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals submitted.”

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Lebanon city officials may take up to 120 days to award the contract. Then, the contractor will have an additional 120 days to complete the project.

The Gingrich Memorial Pool was constructed in 1939 and was in use for over 70 years before it was closed in 2018.

Read More: Reflecting on the Gingrich Memorial Pool, Pt. 1: Early history & design

Read More: Reflecting on the Gingrich Memorial Pool, Pt. 2: Work & play

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Late 2019, the City Council voted to demolish the pool due to problems with the facility, low attendance, and high operating costs.

Read More: City Council reluctantly votes to demolish pool at Coleman park [2019]


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Update 4:00 p.m. – An earlier version of this article indicated that bids must be received by October 18 and that completion was required in 60 days. After the initial advertisement of the project, the date was adjusted to October 25 and the completion timeline to 120 days. The PennBid link has all other current information.

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