Additional bids awarded for Guilford Highway Garage and Town Hall

GUILFORD – Two weeks into construction of Guilford’s new highway garage and town hall, decisions related to the project are still being made by the building committee.

Prior to last week’s town board meeting, only bids and alternates related to the construction of the garage had been awarded. But now the ball is finally rolling on the town hall portion of the project as well.

Based on the recommendations of building committee chair Susan McIntyre, the board approved alternates for sitework, general construction, HVAC, electrical contracting and plumbing for the new town hall.

The items fall under contracts awarded last month to Stevens Excavating for site preparation, Richard W. Wakeman for general construction, Climate Control for HVAC, Advanced Power & Light for electrical contracting and Treffeisen & Sons for plumbing.

McIntyre reported that the building committee has been working diligently to finalize plans for the project with an eye at keeping costs as low as possible.

Due to budget constraints, McIntyre said the committee had looked at the possibility of constructing a “shell” for the town hall with the interior to be finished at a later date. The committee discussed the idea with contractor Richard W. Wakeman of Sidney at a meeting earlier in the week. Based on the numbers Wakeman provided, they determined it would not be the cost effective option they had hoped.

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