$3M backed for roof job at Fairfield Woods Middle School
A $3 million project to install a new roof at Fairfield Woods Middle School is moving easily through the town’s approval process.
The portions of the school roof to be replaced do not include newer additions to the structure, and are now out of warranty, according to school officials.
With the finance board’s backing, the funding request can be put on the next agenda for the Representative Town Meeting, the final approval needed for the work.
“We’re replacing approximately 60 percent of the roof,” said Sal Morabito, manager of construction, security and safety for the school district. In response to a question from Selectman Chris Tymniak, Morabito said the Fairfield Woods roof project is about twice the size, and cost, of the recent Dwight School roof project.
“Once we do this roof, we can apply for more solar panels,” Superintendent of Schools David Title said. He said the school board hopes to do the roof work over the summer.
Title said school officials have found that if they wait until May to seek bids on these types of projects, roof contractors already have their projects for the spring and summer lined up, and the bid costs ome in higher. “When we bid them in the winter, we get much better bid results,” he said.
Tetreau said that committee will be formally named, along with a building charge, at the next Board of Selectmen meeting.