2017-04-27 / News

Clubhouse could meet its fate at Monday meeting

The town councilors will have to decide on a clubhouse Monday in order for a warrant to appear at the June 5 budget vote.

A new clubhouse at the golf course has been mulled for more than five years. The century-old building that stands today is in dire need of repairs, including a second floor that has been condemned by inspectors.

Town Administrator Andy Nota is expected to present a base building that would cost $2.19 million. That plan is a single floor with administrative offices, a tavern and a 1,000-square-foot community room. It also includes cart storage, which is estimated to cost $225,000, and a $50,000 gazebo structure at the entrance. A contingency of $124,000 also is represented in that price.

Other options that could be added to the base bid include a finished walkout basement with decking for $500,000 and a finished second floor, which was estimated at $775,000. An unfinished upstairs, which could be built-out in the future, would likely cost between $300,000 and $400,000. Nota is expected to present that number Monday.

If the councilors don’t act, they could schedule an all-day referendum in the fall or place the question on the Aug. 22 ballot alongside the race for Teresa Paiva Weed’s vacated Senate seat.

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