Penfield Pavilion project wraps up with small surplus to spare
As the summer winds down, so does the Penfield Pavilion reconstruction project.
Penfield Pavilion Building Committee Chairman Jim Gallagher has sent a request to the Board of Selectmen asking that the panel overseeing the several-years-long reconstruction of the shorefront pavilion, which finished its work with a small surplus, be disbanded.
"The facility is in use and has generated greater revenue than expected," Gallagher's memo states. The building project's budget has an unspent balance of $13,535 that the building committee has voted to transfer to the Parks and Recreation Department's revolving fund to offset costs of the purchase and installation of a commemorative plaque and acoustical panels.
The overall Penfield project, done in two phases, cost about $5.5 million overall, officials said.
The first phase replaced the building's east wing and was completed in 2008.
The second phase, which includes a rental hall and new food concession, was completed and opened to the public in August of last year. That phase cost $3.3 million.
A new seawall that has been installed to fortify the revamped building cost about $234,000 and money to pay for that work came from the building committee budget. That was possible, according to town officials, because a state grant was secured to pay for the parking lot's paving, the costs of which were originally included in the project budget.
email@example.com; 203-556-2771; http://twitter.com/GreillyPost