Wilton bond hearing Thursday, Jan. 31
Thursday, January 31, 2013
WILTON – The town Budget Committee will hold two public hearings on proposed bonds tonight, Thursday, Jan. 31, in the Town Hall Courtroom.
The bonds involve an upgrade of the sewer line and an addition/renovations to the fire station on Main Street.
Feb. 1 has been set as the snow date.
At 7 p.m., the committee will present a proposal to replace and upgrade two sections of aging sewer line in the Maple Street area. One section is along Maple Street between Park Street and Prince Street, and the other is between Tremont Street and the brook flowing from Carnival Hill.
Last year a section of the system collapsed and repair work showed that water is infiltrating the sewer system causing a large increase in the amount of effluent going through the pump station to Milford.
The cost of the project is estimated at $220,000, to be bonded over a 10 year period. Payment will come from sewer users and will not affect the town tax rate.
At 8 p.m., a revised proposal for an addition to the fire station will be presented. The cost of the new plan is estimated at $1,698,950. The plan also includes some deferred maintenance to the 1957 portion of the building.
The new plan, redesigned from two years ago, has eliminated a second floor, an elevator, and a three-phase power line and updating the mechanical system.
Renovations include removal of asbestos, upgrading the heating system in the 1957 portion, and upgrading the drainage system which currently runs to the Souhegan River.
The existing building is 4,882 square feet and the proposed addition will add 5,515 square feet.