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Cairo commits to town hall renovation project

Aug 09, 2022 12:45 am

Ted Remsnyder is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media Cairo town officials are moving forward with heating and air conditioning upgrades at Cairo Town Hall. The town board voted unanimously on August 1, to enter into a contract with the Barton and Loguidice engineering firm, agreeing to pay them $43,000 for the design phase of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning project and a maximum of $21,100 for the bidding and construction phases of the work. The engineering firm has determined that the building's existing HVAC equipment is in fair condition, but past its useful life. “The existing systems are not energy-efficient and it is recommended that they be replaced with a new, more energy-efficient system,” according Barton and Loguidice's report. The firm recommended the installation of a pair of new variable air volume rooftop air handling units, a new split system variable air volume air handler in the building’s mechanical room, variable air volume boxes with hot water heating coils, new duct work distribution and a high efficiency condensing boiler system using propane. The cost of the project is expected to be $335,000. The town will pay for the renovation work with American Rescue Plan Act funding. Cairo Town Supervisor Jason Watts said the building will remain open while the HVAC repairs are underway. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.