ADAMS After shelving the project for nearly two years, the village Board of Trustees on Monday resumed discussions on an expansion of the Adams Fire Department building, approving plans to re-evaluate the projects cost and seek new grants to help fund the project.
However, the board is still attempting to settle on a price for the project, based on additions to the plans such as epoxy floors and new sprinklers.
Mayor Patricia C. Sweetland said prices would rise the longer the board waited to act on the project.
It doesnt get cheaper, she told the board during the meeting.
The price of the project was tabbed at $1,673,619.95 in August 2010. Matt Fuller, an engineer with Barton & Loguidice, Syracuse, who attended the meeting, said that in summer 201, the price was estimated to have moved up closer to $1.8 million. During the meeting, Mr. Fuller said internal newsletters he had seen indicated there might be some new grants that generally apply to the project.
Mrs. Sweetland also stressed the necessity of the project, because of the limited available space in the hall to park vehicles and clean equipment.
I dont see an alternative ... they need a new garage. Theres no room to work in there, she said.
While the cost of the project is still up in the air, Trustee Keith S. Perry said hed like to see a price that would be feasible without major grant funding.
If we can pay for it, any changes we have or funding that comes in would be a bonus, Mr. Perry said.
Trustee Brian C. Thomas said he hopes more grant money will be found, so that we wouldnt have to make any cuts at all.
A poll of the board showed that the trustees were unanimously interested in holding future meetings to settle on a price they would be willing to pay for the building.