OXFORD — The Pismo Beach snack shack will be replaced by an all-new building, thanks to the charitable actions of residents.

Town officials have been eying replacing the one-room snack shack, but have been hampered by cost and restrictions on the building’s footprint.

Selectmen last week agreed to a $5,700 bid from local builders Keiser Homes to construct a 16- by 32-foot snack shack at Pismo Beach recreation area. 

The estimated cost for labor and materials was close to $8,000, according to a pricing sheet. A phone call to Keiser was not returned Wednesday afternoon. 

The building will include restrooms, a full-service counter and cooking space.

The project will be funded through a reserve account established by the town in the memory of former Selectman Dennis Sanborn, who died in May 2013.

Shortly following Sanborn’s death, Bob Bahre reportedly donated $10,000 in Sanborn’s memory to help with projects at the ball field. At the time, Town Manager Michael Chammings said Sanborn was instrumental in advocating for a new softball field. 

According to Recreation Committee Chairwoman Pam Lovely, an updated snack shack was needed to replace the one-room building because another, new baseball field is expected to be completed near the softball field sometime next year.

As reported by the Advertiser Democrat earlier this month, the size of the building is contingent upon whether public restrooms would be added inside or portable toilets placed nearby. 

The Recreation Committee also is overseeing the completion of a new softball field. New sod was placed earlier this spring, and plans are underway to construct dugouts.

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