Another shelter house will be replaced at Riverbend Recreation Area following the Hancock Park District board’s approval on Tuesday.

Shelter 4, near Giertz Lake, will be replaced.

The park board approved the bid of Schimmoeller Construction Co., Kalida, for $249,977, which includes general construction and electrical work.

The new shelter will be paid for by a donor who has not yet been publicly identified.

The board also approved alternate bids of an additional $38,987 for installation of “sitting” walls of limestone matching materials, and a possible additional $3,800 for new electric wire conduit, if necessary.

The company has a completion time of 210 days, the longest of the three bids received.

But HPD Director Gary Pruitt said all three companies had similar completion times when figuring that work will begin later this month with demolition of the existing shelter at the site, and completion next spring.

Schimmoeller will start this fall and finish in March or April.

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