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Oak Hills bidder wants to leave controversial woods alone

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Golfers, as well as geese, enjoy Norwalk’s Oak Hills Park on Saturday.

Updated 3:03 p.m. Wednesday, May 22:

The deadline for bids on the proposed practice range at Oak Hills Park has been extended until 2 p.m. June 5 according to the city’s website.

Original story:

NORWALK, Conn. – One bid was turned in Tuesday to construct a practice range at Norwalk’s Oak Hills Park. Driving Range Committee Chairman Ernie Desroschers acknowledged that a request had been made to move the deadline again, but he did not know if that would happen.

Jim Downing of Total Driving Range Solutions said he turned in a bid at about 10 a.m. Tuesday. His proposal is for an alternative location to the one proposed by the Oak Hills Park Authority.

The current deadline is 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Downing was one of three potential bidders who attended a pre-proposal conference. Yurly Strus of TurfPro LLC was also there, but said Tuesday that he wasn’t going to submit a bid.

The other officially interested party was Tad King of King Golf International. King, who is overseas, said that he has not submitted a bid, and is hoping for an extension.

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2 responses to “Oak Hills bidder wants to leave controversial woods alone”

  1. Suzanne

    Wise move, Total Driving Range Solutions. But, then, where are you planning to put it without disturbing the course?

  2. Ernie Desrochers confirmed in a Wednesday email that Tad King of King Golf International is a potential bidder. Jim Downing of Total Driving Range Solutions turned in a bid.

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