WARSAW — The Kosciusko County Convention, Recreation and Visitors Commission recently approved a grant for restroom expansion at the City-County Athletic Complex.
The commission approved the $62,988 grant request for the construction of expanded restrooms on the east side of the CCAC, which is the largest athletic complex in Kosciusko County.
The request was tabled at the meeting on Jan 8. The commission asked that the CCAC seek more than one bid.
The CCAC persued a second quote from another contractor after the Jan. 8 meeting, according to CCAC Executive Director Karl Swihart.
Swihart cited the difficulty in getting another quote. “It was hard to get a contractor to come out and give a quote on a job they didn’t want to do,” he said.
At the March 11 meeting, the commission approved the original grant request to pay for contracting services through Warsaw-based Ideal Construction.
The CCAC currently has one restroom facility that has one toilet, one urinal and a sink in the men’s restroom. The women’s restroom has one toilet and one sink. The amount of available restroom facilities underserves the number of sporting events hosted at the CCAC.
The design of the restroom expansion has not changed from the proposed plan presented at the Jan. 8 meeting, according to Swihart.
The expansion would add one sink, two toilets and one urinal to the men’s restroom. Three toilets and one sink would be added to the women’s facilities.
The total facilities for men would have been expanded to three toilets, two urinals and two sinks. The women’s facilities would be upgraded to four toilets and two sinks.
Construction is expected to start in August as activity at the CCAC begins to slow down, according to Swihart.