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New doors for Gary Metro Center

Updated: March 15, 2013 1:25PM



GARY — The Board of Works and Public Safety Wednesday approved paying its share of special doors at the Adam Benjamin Metro Center and a nearly $40,000 contract for information technology services.

The board paid other bills and issued a handful of contracts for rehab work to a number of houses, paid for by federal money through the Community Development department.

Gary will kick in $6,858 for its 20 percent share of installing Americans with Disabilities Act compliant doors at the metro center. The Gary Public Transportation Corp. will pay the rest per a memorandum of understanding with the city.

ADA compliance has taken on added importance in recent months. Late last year, the board approved a $450,000 budget to make the Hudson-Campbell Fitness Center more ADA compliant, but the scope of the work had bids coming in at well over $1 million.

Regional Data Services continued its work with the city, landing a $39,000 contract to perform software maintenance and technological support for City Hall’s payroll and financial systems.

The board also approved a $32,000 payment to Qscend Technologies for software design and content management.

Thanks to a $16,416 payment to Sklarewitz Uniforms in Hammond, the police department will get 38 new bullet-proof vests for police officers.



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