Hudson wants to repair water damage in City Hall
From Laura Hayes, Contributing Author Write
HUDSON – The Select Board agreed to sign two contracts totaling approximately $ 26,000 to repair water damage to City Hall and investigate repairs to the building’s chimney during its June 7 meeting.
“It appears that the chimney is not adequately venting the steam from the new boiler,” wrote Pam Helinek, assistant director of planning and community development, in a memo to the Select Board.
The Select Board approved a $ 17,585 contract with the Randy Hicks Company for repairs inside the town hall and a $ 8,530 contract with McKeown Masonry to explore the chimney.
In recent years the city has been working to repair the town hall after the roof leaked.
Helinek wrote that water damage was increasing. In particular, the walls in the Select Board meeting room and in the assessor’s office are beginning to crumble.
During the June 7 meeting, Helinek assumed a second contract might be required for any repairs after the chimney reconnaissance.
Chairman Scott Duplisea said the Select Board meetings, which may resume in person this month, will be temporarily relocated to the joint police station and public works department building near Cox Street.