July 09, 2020

Foundation for salt and sand shed completed in Holden

HOLDEN — The new salt and sand shed foundation has been completed, said Town Manager Larry Varisco on Friday.

The back filling has been completed and paving of the floor was expected to begin Friday afternoon or Monday.

Laminated wooden arches will be set on the foundation in the next few days, then the roof will be decked and the sides erected. “Within three or four weeks you should see quite a difference out there,” said Varisco.

The low bidder for the project was Wood Associates, said the manager, but the town has been acting as the general contractor. Steve Crotey, of Crotey Construction, is working as the town’s site manager on both of the town’s construction projects, the salt and sand shed and the expansion at the municipal building.

“At the municipal building, we have cleared the site, the footings for the foundation are in and we are forming the foundation walls,” said Varisco.

The addition will be to the left of the building, if you are looking from Route 1A, and will be 23 by 36 feet. The construction at the municipal building also will include an access ramp for the handicapped.

Holden will apply approximately $85,000 in Jobs Bond money toward the salt and sand shed and $75,000 in Jobs Bond money to the municipal building project.

The local share for both projects was originally to be met with matching funds, but the local share will run a little bit more than the state share.

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