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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CHICOPEE – The primary purpose of the City Hall Rehabilitation Project Status Report is to communicate that the project is on track. Mayor Kos believes appropriate and timely updates of the performance of the project, strengthen accountability by informing the community about the City Hall construction process. It also assists the appropriate entities in managing programs and activities for which they are responsible and provides a basis for advice on the implementation and adjustment of construction planning directions.
Below are bi-weekly breakdowns designed to provide a clearer picture of the outcomes being achieved over the past several weeks performed by the following qualified contractors: American Environmental, Guarducci, T.J. Conway, Corcoran Plumbing & Heating, Griffin Electric, D.A. Sullivan, Calhess, Titan Roofing, Pilgrim Interiors, Ayotte & King and Morduct.
Mayor Richard J. Kos stated “City Hall was in need of extensive repairs and doing so now will prevent further deterioration and potential structural collapses of stonework from occurring. Completing the project now minimizes the potential for increased costs if further deterioration occurs.”
Lee M. Pouliot, Director of Planning & Development who has been the City lead on this project stated, “Chicopee City Hall is a well-known historic icon that defines Chicopee Center and provides an ever-present historic link to the City’s past. The City’s founders realized the importance of such a structure for the civil and social events of the City. This commitment ensures that Chicopee City Hall will continue to provide future generations with an invaluable link to our heritage and history while ensuring City Staff are provided a healthy workplace to provide services to the residents of Chicopee.”
The repair and construction project was estimated to cost nearly $16 million. However, the bidding of the project has resulted in the pricing of $11.7 to date. Repairs of the City Hall elevator were bid separately to secure grants of $250,000 which offset total repair costs of over $500,000 for the elevator.