Triangle Park renovations could be delayed by Dayton corruption investigation

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The City of Dayton is now reviewing pending construction contracts, even removing one from the city commission agenda Wednesday night. 

This development comes as former city commissioner Joey Williams and current Dayton employee RoShawn Winburn face corruption-related charges. 

The bid removed from the agenda on Wednesday would resurface several roads and while also resurfacing parking lots at Kettering/Howell Fields and Triangle Park.

The winning bid belongs to the John R. Jurgensen Company, an asphalt supplier based in Springfield.

The more than $900,000 contract needed approval from city commission. Just before the meeting Wednesday night, city manager Shelley Dickstein pulled the contract from the agenda. 

“The staff would like to evaluate the contract and make sure that the procurement process was followed to our standards,” said Dickstein. 

Now the future of at least one pending contract is up in the air as city officials refuse to answer questions about the future of a deal that would repave streets like Burkhardt and Fifth. 

Other streets that would see resurfacing include: Wyoming Ave, Wayne Ave, W Stewart St, Infirmary Rd and Stony Hollow Rd. 

The more timely project involves the repaving and striping of the parking lot at Triangle Park.

Which happens to be getting a face lift this summer as the NFL and Cincinnati Bengals pay tribute to the first ever NFL game. 

The contract indicates that the parking lot would be done by July 12. A scrimmage and field dedication would happen in late July or early August. 

Barrett Paving Materials also submitted a bid for the project but their bid was over 1 Million dollars. The city opted for a $960,342.85 contract with Jurgenson. 

Both the City of Dayton and John R. Jurgenson Company did not answer questions when asked on Thursday. 

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