Contracts for park renovations under review

NORWICH – A contract from Chenango County outlining stipulations for proceeding with the downtown parks renovation project finally landed in the Norwich Business Improvement District’s office last week.

It had been sitting, unfinished, on the county’s attorney’s desk for more than a year.

The city’s attorney is currently reviewing the proposed agreement. Eric Larsen, president of Friends of the Parks, which is the all-volunteer organization working in conjunction with BID, said he hoped the county’s terms could be met. Some involved insurance and weren’t previously envisioned, he said.

“They want us to maintain coverage for three years after the project’s finished to see if there’s any defects in what we’ve donated,” he said. “We have to find out what that’s going to cost us.”

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