Walnutport will spend $424,273 to erect a pavilion at its borough park.

Borough Council on a 4-0 vote during a special meeting on Monday agreed to award several contracts for the construction of the pavilion, according to the borough secretary.

Councilmen Michael Gaston, Lamar Lauer, David Stankovic, and council President William Turk voted to award the contracts. Councilmen Harold Greene, Matthew Newhard and Councilwoman Joan Rehrig were absent.

Nimaris Construction, of Bath, was awarded the general construction contract in the amount of $364,347; KC Mechanical Services, of Mount Bethel, was awarded the plumbing contract in the amount of $28,000; while ACE Electric, Inc., of Allentown, was awarded the electrical construction contract in the amount of $31,926.

Five companies bid on the general construction, while three companies bid on plumbing and electrical construction.

The pavilion is a component of the second phase of the Walnutport Playground Improvements project, which also includes the band shell, as well as grading around those two areas.

As part of that phase, the current pavilion and bandshell will be demolished, and a new pavilion and bandshell will be built and adjoined to the multipurpose building. Also, a walking path will be extended.

The borough will use a portion of the $337,000 in fees collected from the Mount Airy Casino Resort in Monroe County it received last year to pay for the pavilion.

The borough was among several local municipalities to benefit from a provision in state law that required Monroe to give half of its host fee to adjoining counties, or those municipalities there within.