New Fire Station To Be Ready For Full Staffing July 1 - Only A Month and a Half Behind Schedule
Town Manager Mark Haddad went through a list of activities that are moving forward on construction of the new $8M Groton Center Fire Station on Farmers Row. He advised Selectmen that the interior of the building will be completed by mid-May Permanent power and lighting are now in place; construction of the elevator is about to begin; radiant flooring is starting with the concrete scheduled to be poured next week. The doors to the bays are slated to be installed April 15.
He said that the excavator will return to complete a substantial amount of work that was delayed due to the poor weather. The weather was also the cause of some of the underlayment going bad. Laminate flooring can only be exposed for 90 days in weather, Haddad said, adding that the bonding company gave the town $20,000 to replace this material.
"The station will be ready for full staffing on July 1, a month and a half behind schedule," Haddad said, praising the commitment and work of the Project Supervisor Bob Garside and Clerk of the Works Steve Boucher for continuing to push the project forward after the town was required to terminate the General Contractor TLT Construction.
Selectman Jack Petropoulos told Haddad, "You have been the heart of making this happen," referring to his efforts to keep the project on schedule following the removal of TLT.