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Bid to be awarded for Ridgewood turf cleanup

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Bid to be awarded for Ridgewood turf cleanup
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2014, 10:09 AM
BY  DARIUS AMOS
STAFF WRITER
THE RIDGEWOOD NEWS

Ridgewood Council members expressed satisfaction over the second round of bids received to clean the flood-damaged turf at Maple Park, and they are expected to award the project contract this week to the LandTek Group.

In December, the council rejected the lone proposal received for the artificial turf cleanup job after concerns were raised that the initial bid process might have been flawed. At the time, Councilman Tom Riche noted several vendor complaints, some of which suggested that the village advertisement “was misleading” or that the municipality did not distribute bid packets in a timely manner.

As a result, the council opted to open a second bidding process, which ended last month.

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Turf Field Safety : GMAX TEST RESULTS ARE IN

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>Turf Field Safety : GMAX TEST RESULTS ARE IN

Gmax testing is a standard measure of the safety of athletic fields. It involves measuring the shock absorbing properties of a playing surface and comparing the results to an industry standard set by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). Harder surfaces will increase the amount of impact absorbed by the body, which results in a higher Gmax rating. Scores over 200 are considered dangerous and increase the risk of life threatening head injuries. Preferred Gmax scores should be in the 120-150 range.

Things to Know About Gmax:

-The cumulative nature of the effects of head injury make it important to monitor the impact-related
-characteristics of sports surfaces.
-The higher the Gmax value, the lower the shock-absorbing properties of the surface.
-Gmax measurements are a fundamental tool of athletic field safety testing.
-Gmax is also useful in assessing the playability of a field; an athlete’s ability to cut and turn on the surface, the -rotational resistance and consistent footing it provides, and the support it gives without sacrificing speed and -quickness.

http://www.g9turf.com/pages/maintenance_gmax.aspx

GMax test results are in:

Click here to view the Baseball GMax Test Results : http://tinyurl.com/3rv6f8x
Click here to view the Football GMax Test Results : http://tinyurl.com/3fl2zzd
Click here to view the Stadium Field GMax Test Results. http://tinyurl.com/3mbpwl8

A new facilities and fields hotline has been established for non-emergency concerns regarding the school district’s buildings and grounds. To report a concern, please call 201-670-2700, ext. 10548 or e-mail rpsfacilities@ridgewood.k12.nj.us.

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