Barn could be up in one year
It took years to debate, but the construction of a new town highway barn could be measured in months.
According to Town Administrator Bruce Keiser, once the initial engineering and permitting process is complete, construction on the proposed Taylor Point facility could be complete by Nov. 2008.
Keiser put forth the estimated timetable during Monday's town council meeting.
According to Keiser, the town had received four responses after advertising a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for guiding the town through the initial engineering and permitting process. After consulting with Department of Public Works Deputy Director Michael Gray, Keiser asked councilors permission to enter into contract negotiations with Crossman Engineering of Warwick.
Keiser said that initial estimates indicate contract services will cost between $13,000 and $15,000. Keiser will seek final approval from councilors once a contract has been negotiated, he said.