The Certificate of Occupancy has been filed for the new Bethel High School Track and Field Center. The Board of Selectmen, at their last meeting, signed off on a notice of ground lease termination and contract assignment with Yvonne Grimes.
Town Attorney Peter Olson says he anticipates receiving the termination notice officially for signing soon. When the documents were drafted, it was the intention of the Grimes to operate the Field House as the owners for a short period of time before turning it over to the town. But they decided a few weeks ago to turn it over as soon as the CO was issued.
There were punch list items that needed to be completed and Olson was concerned if all of the invoices were paid to all subcontractors. If they weren't the town would be left open to complains of non-payment and a mechanics lien on the High School. But Olson says all punch list items are now complete.
All November invoices have been paid. The General Contractor estimates $348,000 in invoices for December, and the Grimes have wired that money to the contractor.