By Mark Reynolds
With the recent mild weather in the Hudson Valley, construction to revitalize the TOMVAC building has been moving quickly forward.
Supervisor Scott Corcoran said they have framed and sheathed the addition on the north side of the building that is slated for recreational use while all of the interior cuts have been made for the plumbing.
Corcoran said there has been a delay in the shipment of the trusses as they are on a 4 week back-order due to supply chain issues. He said they will try to do some of the walkway exterior work, complete the roofing along with siding and windows before winter sets in.
“They are right on schedule and I haven’t had any complaints with the contractors we’ve used,” he said.
Councilman Dave Zambito concurred, saying, “to my knowledge everything has been running very smoothly and they’ve been moving along, I think, at a good rate.”
Corcoran said there have been meetings to review the details of the project that included the town’s engineer and architect, the building/code enforcement officer and the project foreman.
“Sometimes what’s on the plans is not 100% clear so we want to make sure we’re clear about what we’re responsible for and what they’re responsible for but right now we’re on track. There will be things we’ve got to do inside the building even when they’re complete, like putting in the stoves and refrigerators and cabinets; so I’m really shooting to open the building in the Spring,” Corcoran predicted. They are also in the midst of constructing a cupola at the very top of the building along with two dormers and later a front porch.
Corcoran said the contractor has been purchasing some of the supplies locally, such as wood from Milton Hardware and he has hired some local Union 17 carpenters for the project.
“That’s been another plus,” he said.
Corcoran said presently they are a little under budget but he expects the final cost of the project will be about $1.4 million.