Penfield Pavilion project wraps up with small surplus to spare
Updated 1:35 pm, Monday, September 3, 2012
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.
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