AAPS board has approved a contract to AstroTurf in the amount of $858,056 for a synthetic turf field at Skyline High School.
AstroTurf was the lowest bidder out of the four bids received. AstroTurf was recommended not only because it was the lowest bidder, but also because it is the only field that has an antimicrobial product applied at the factory as a standard. The district would not need to apply an antimicrobial every year, as with other field surfaces.
The bid was posted on Dec. 20, 2012 on the AAPS and the State of Michigan websites.
The board voted on the contract at its Feb. 27, 2013 meeting. The trustees were initially briefed on the item at the Feb. 13, 2013 meeting.
This brief was filed from the board room of the Ann Arbor District Library in downtown Ann Arbor at Fifth and William. A more detailed report of the meeting will follow: [link]