CLIFTON PARK — The Clifton Park Town Board is moving forward with a plan to make renovations to the exterior of Town Hall by approving a contract for the work during its Monday night meeting.
Bishop Beaudry Construction, based in Schenectady, will perform the renovation work. Bids for the project were opened March 5.
The total cost of the project will be $92,500, according to a resolution passed unanimously by the Town Board.
The work will be some of the first major renovations the Town Hall building has received in many years.
The original building was constructed in 1957.
Major additions were completed in 1974 and in 1995. The Town Hall structure was built with drywall covered by an exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS), with a stucco exterior sanded texture finish.
The extensive renovation work will include pressure washing of the exterior surface prior to new coatings, the removal of all sealants on the building, repairs to all cracks, dents and holes in the structure, repairing all surfaces with an acrylic base coat and painting the entire exterior surface a new gray color.
Upon completion of the repairs, all materials and work will be inspected and approved by The Town of Clifton Park Building Department. Bishop Beaudry will be responsible for the proper disposal of all waste materials.
The town has been investing in infrastructure projects recently. The Town Hall renovations will not be the first time the town has worked with the construction company: Bishop Beaudry recently completed exterior renovation work on the Clifton Park Senior Center.
In 2017, the town received an $85,000 state grant that went toward installing a new floor in the large community room in the senior center, adding a new front doorway and replacing the HVAC unit.
The town has also completed extensive pipe, sewer, and paving work in several large neighborhoods over the past year.
Interior upgrades to Town Hall are forthcoming. At the same meeting, the Town Board approved the purchase of security cameras and office equipment for the Town Justice Court.
Those upgrades will be funded by a Justice Court Assistance Program grant, a program established by the state Legislature to provide a means by which towns and villages may obtain limited state funding to improve operation of their Justice Courts.
Ultimately, the court received a grant for $4,620, which will be used to purchase and install cameras and office supplies.