The Town Council will hold public hearings about $1.6 million in projects to work on water mains on several streets, and the roofs of two town buildings.
The Council will take up the items at the May 12 meeting at 7:15 p.m. in Town Hall.
The roofs of Town Hall and the North Fire Station will cost $262,800. Town Manger Michael Driscoll proposes take out a loan and issuing bonds to pay for the work.
The low bid for the work was $219,000 and a contingency of $43,800 has been added.
Two separate water main projects have been proposed.
One will inspect water lines on Prescott Street, Gilbert Street, Edward Road, Rutland Street, Evans Street, Nichols Avenue and Boylston Street. A camera will be put through the line to check for leaks. The $530,000 project will be paid for by borrowing from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority’s Infiltration and Inflow Local Assistance Program or through the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust.
A second project will replace water mains on Edenfield Avenue and Hovey Street. Dennis Sheenan, the Department of Public Work’s director of Administration and Finance, said the old 6-inch lines will be replaced with 8-inch lined mains. Edenfield Avenue will get 1,900 feet of new lines and 1,300 feet will go into Hovey Street.
The project will cost $900,000 and the funds will be borrowed through the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority’s Infiltration and Inflow Local Assistance Program or through the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust.