PARISHVILLE - Renovations are expected to begin shortly at the town hall in Parishville.
Supervisor Jerry G. Moore said work will be done on the buildings south and west sides.
It looks horrible, he said. Siding blows off every time the wind blows.
Work will include the removal of old siding and the installation of insulation before the siding is replaced with new siding.
It really needs to be insulated. Theres no insulation in there at all, Mr. Moore said. We think once it gets insulated that will really help with the heat bills.
In addition, Mr. Moore said repairs will be made to the buildings roof and four new windows are being installed.
The project was awarded to Harvey Construction, Chase Mills, for $65,150.
They did the new town hall in Potsdam. They do nice work, Mr. Moore said, adding the best part about the project is that its being paid for without raising taxes or even using money from the towns general fund.
Weve been saving for years, Mr. Moore said. Theres no money from the taxpayers or budget going for this. This is all money we had set aside.
Another bonus, he said, was the fact the winning bid came in well under what the board had anticipated.
We were expecting them to be in the $90,000 to $100,000 range, he said, adding the town still has roughly $100,000 in reserves for future repairs and renovations to the building.
When asked why only two sides of the building are being fixed, Mr. Moore replied, The other two sides arent in bad shape at all, but those two just get battered by the weather.
Mr. Moore also said he thinks the town benefitted by putting a project out to bid now versus doing so during the peak construction season.
A lot of contractors are looking for work at this time of year to keep their guys working, so I think that really helped us with out bids, he said.