Town barn to be torn down

NORWICH – The Norwich Town Board approved a bid Monday to begin demolition of the old town barn. Bids on the project ranged from $17,000 to $22,000, said Town Supervisor David C. Law.

The board narrowed the final selection to the last two bidders and after a brief review, they selected Burrell’s Excavating. The town will pay the company $17,500 to remove the East River Road structure, which was replaced by the adjacent new facility last year. Crews have already begun stripping the old barn’s interior. The town will however have to pay the landfill tipping fee, estimated to be around another $2,000 to $4,000. To pay for the project, the board approved moving $25,000 from the general fund balance to the capital improvement fund.

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