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Posted on: July 11, 2019






CHICOPEE – Mayor Richard J. Kos said, “I would like to thank the public and the employees for their continued patience. It is so important to have continued cooperation and tolerance for the day-to-day disruptions that come with a project like this.” 

As previous accounts of the City Hall Rehabilitation reports have stated, Mayor Kos would like to continue reporting the progress in a timely manner. Keeping the process transparent strengthens the accountability of the project’s managers. This also assists the appropriate entities in managing programs and activities for which they are responsible.

Designed to provide a clearer picture of the outcomes being performed by the following qualified contractors: American Environmental, ATC, Guarducci Stained Glass Studios, T.J. Conway, Corcoran Plumbing & Heating, Wayne Griffin Electric, D.A. Sullivan, Calhess, Pilgrim Interiors, H. Carr, Morduct, Roberts Electric, Titan Roofing, and United Rentals, below is the most recent four-week breakdown of ongoing and completed activities:

Weeks Ten/Eleven
June 17-28, 2019

•    Installation of trim (3rd and 4th-floor bathrooms) 

•    Annex basement abatement work (completed) 

•    Parking reconfigurations (ongoing) 

•    Abatement of stained glass windows (west side of the City Hall)

•    Saw cutting in the basement vault

•    Templating for stained glass installation

•    New water pipe installation (3rd and 4th-floor bathrooms)

•    Tying in roof leaders

•    Installation of conduits for new control wiring (2nd floor of Annex and 1st-floor of City Hall)

•    Infills above doorways (3rd and 4th-floors)

•    Wiring for control valves (4th floor)

•    Wire and program controls of VAV boxes

•    Rough wiring installation (3rd and 4th-floor bathrooms)

•    Temporary window protection at removed, stained glass window openings

•    Removal of trash and installation of stair treads (clock tower)

•    Making up valves for fin tube radiators

•    Washing and removal of mortar (north and west side of City Hall)

•    Repointing of brick (south side of Annex)

•    Metal framing and clean-up (3rd and 4th-floor bathrooms)

•    Patching plaster for MEP installation (both buildings)

•    Staging construction (Annex and in Auditorium)

Weeks Twelve/Thirteen
July 1-12, 2019

•    Removal of the eagle and weathervane from the clock tower

•    Preparing eagle to be shipped out

•    Fire caulking (4th-floor bathroom)

•    Repointing of brick (east and west side of Annex)

•    Washing of brick (south side of Annex)

•    Rough wiring for fire alarms (1st-floor)

•    Programming thermostats and controls

•    Tying floor sink (4th-floor)

•    Wiring for control valves (2nd-floor)

•    Rough wiring installation (1st-floor) 

•    Removal of stained glass caulking (south side City Hall)

•    Patching in the floor (Auditorium)

•    Installation and soldering of flashing and prep for door frame (elevator penthouse)

•    Piping for drinking fountains (3rd and 4th-floors)

•    Insulation of water pipes (3rd and 4th-floors)

•    Installation of safety netting at staging (north side of Annex)

•    Excavation for roof leader (south side of City Hall)

•    Exposing foundation and northwest corner of City Hall

•    Templating for windows (south side of City Hall)

•    Control valves, metal framing, insulating and blocking (3rd and 4th-floor bathrooms)

•    Continued closure and development of staging area (between City Hall and former Library)

•    Parking reconfigurations and temporary signage (ongoing) 



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.


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