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Town to Discuss Water Plant, Snow Removal

The town board meets at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The town board is expected to approve close to $20,000 in change orders related to the water filtration plant construction in Bedford at its meeting Tuesday evening.

Among the changes—additional costs incurred—are additional taps for sampling and overtime for painters to complete work during a second shift of work after fumes impeded other work progress on-site. 

Kevin Winn, commissioner of public works, has said that such changes are "not unique for complex projects" such as the water filtration plant. Initially planned to be operational last fall, the plant is slated to go online in the next few months.

The board is also expected to discuss salary ranges for Recreation and Parks
Department seasonal staff and review a request to re-bid and modify snow removal contracts to identify the most beneficial rates for Bedford.

In addition the board is expected to approve the reappointment of Don Scott and Andrew Messinger to the Wetlands Commission.

For a full agenda, click here.

Elena Rover Strothenke January 08, 2013 at 12:10 PM
Is this in addition to the cost overrun approved in November? Who is responsible for the fumes? Shouldn't they pay the painter overtime? And what happened to the plant being scheduled to go online in January?
Lisa Buchman January 08, 2013 at 02:59 PM
Hi Elena, thanks for your questions - we'll let you know!
Lisa Buchman January 11, 2013 at 11:47 AM
According to town officials, the project is still under budget, Kevin Winn said, "change orders are typical on projects of this scale, particularly as the project comes to completion and as minor issues are discovered and resolved during startup." The new launch target is March, but the plant could come online next month.

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