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The Telegram
  • Frankfort town hall project to begin soon

  • Work on a project to turn the building at 201 Third Ave. into a town hall is expected to begin soon.

    The documents from all of the contractors for the project have all been reviewed and the contracts have been executed, Frankfort Town Supervisor Joseph Kinney reported at last Thursday’s meeting of the town council.

    “We’re all set to go,” he said.

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  • Work on a project to turn the building at 201 Third Ave. into a town hall is expected to begin soon.
    The documents from all of the contractors for the project have all been reviewed and the contracts have been executed, Frankfort Town Supervisor Joseph Kinney reported at last Thursday’s meeting of the town council.
    “We’re all set to go,” he said.
    The next step will be for lead engineer Nick DiSantis, of O’Brien and Gere Engineers, of Syracuse, to set up a kick-off meeting with the contractors to review the project and plan the work schedule.
    The Frankfort Town Council awarded contracts totaling $1.4 million for the new town hall project in February. Contracts were awarded as follows:
     The general construction contract was awarded to Putrelo Building Enterprises, New Hartford, for a bid of $879,100; electrical went to S.C. Spencer Electric, Constableville, for $187,000; the contract for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning was awarded to H.J. Brandeles Corporation, Utica, for $254,000; and the plumbing contract went to Schmalz Mechanical Contractors, Utica, for $115,300.
    Kinney said the town has received calls from a couple of the contractors who are anxious to get started. He expects DiSantis will schedule the kick-off meeting as soon as possible.
    Engineers said earlier they were looking at a seven-month construction period to convert the building, which was formerly a Catholic school, a Naval Reserve Center and a private call center, to a town hall.
    Plans include installing a new roof, new windows and central air conditioning.
    The town council has not yet decided what will be done with the existing town hall at 140 S. Litchfield St. It was built in 1926 and there have been problems with water in the basement, deterioration and lack of handicapped access.

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