Massena upgrades design of new DPW cold storage building
BY ANDY GARDNER
North Country This Week
MASSENA -- The village board okayed a design change for the new Department of Public Works cold storage building, not to exceed $10,000.
They took the action during a Wednesday, July 1 special meeting streamed online via Zoom.DPW Superintendent Hassan Fayad said even with a possible price hike up to $10,000, the cost will still be under budget.
“Even with that change order, we’ll be below the budgeted cost of $400,000,” he told the trustees.
He said the new design will place a rigid frame on top of a concrete frost wall.
He said the prior design could have allowed water to get underneath the building’s pad, where it would potentially freeze and raise the structure.
“With a frostwall, we won’t have that problem,” he told the board.
“We try to do things right, projects, so we’re not coming back a few years later to repair damages,” Mayor Tim Currier said.
Fayad said the design plans were done in house, which saved them from hiring an engineering firm. The low bidder for the construction, Heritage Homes, placed a $287,000 bid that the board recently accepted.
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