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New Fairfield officials detail proposed Beach House renovations

A special New Fairfield Board of Selectmen meeting was held last night to discuss the proposed American Rescue Plan Act projects that residents earlier this week voted to send to a referendum.  One of the projects is the reconstruction the Beach House, built in 1950.  First Selectman Pat Del Monaco says there have been a lot of questions about the cost of the rebuilding project.  It will be on the existing footprint, with an addition 300 square feet for a community room.  The 15-hundred square foot facility will be ADA compliant, include new bathrooms, changing areas and lifeguard facilities.  There will be heating and air conditioning as well as a new foundation. Del Monaco says the town has tried to obtain funding for renovation several times over the past 20 years without success.  Using ARPA funds, there is no cost to the taxpayer.
The professional estimate is broken down as follows:
$525,000 :  Construction of 1500 ft2 structure
$50,000:  New Deck and stairs on north side
$50,000 :  ADA Access
$30,000:  Architectural fees including design development, construction drawings and bid
$25,000:  Demolition
$20,000:  Deck/ ramp on south side