Officials looking into potential construction office site
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To save money during the Page School renovation project, town officials are looking into whether they can use the park and recreation building as a field construction office. According to Brad Dore, chairman of the Page School Building Committee, doing so could save the town roughly $20,000. But the discussion at a recent selectmen’s meeting raised concerns about emergency access during construction, the park and recreation building’s boiler, and deterioration and leaks in the building. Selectmen also asked the building committee to arrange a meeting with the local Boy Scout troop — which would potentially be displaced from its regular meeting spot if the building were used for a field construction office — and project officials. In other news, the town will pay an additional $4,000 for builder’s risk insurance for the Page School construction project. The policy covers casualty situations, as well as damage to on-site materials and items that are not yet part of the building, according to town counsel Michael McCarron. The actual cost of the insurance is $21,000, McCarron told selectmen, but that was prorated due to a $17,000 reduction in the town’s insurance bill.