A contract for the proposed addition to the South Boston Fire Department is up for approval by South Boston Town Council members at their Monday meeting.
The meeting is set to get underway at 7 p.m. at council chambers on Yancey Street.
The proposed contract between the town of South Boston and J.E. Burton Construction Co. lists a start date of Jan. 27 for construction of the addition to the fire department at 403 Broad St.
The contract estimates the project will take 210 days to complete.
The proposed expansion would allow fire trucks to enter the garage at the rear of the building off Fenton Street, instead of having to back into the station from Broad Street when returning from a call.
J.E. Burton Construction Co. initially submitted a bid of $1,404,185 for the project.
In a November work session, the town council directed town manager Tom Raab to work with the contractor and architect to see if any measures could be taken to reduce construction costs.
Several cost-saving items were made part of the agreement, reducing the estimated construction cost to $1,331,485.
Plans for the expansion detail a four-bay garage, four sleeping quarters, three offices and two shower facilities spread among 7,300 square feet. Larger bay doors are also in the plan – 14X14-feet compared to the current 12X12-foot bay doors.
Also on the agenda for Monday’s meeting is the town’s 2018-2019 annual financial report, presented by Steven Gay, Harris, Harvey & Neal, CPA.
A presentation of the town’s monthly financial report by town finance director Mickey Wilkerson is expected to follow.
A citizen comment period will wrap up the town council meeting.