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Trumbull Capital Projects Backed

School building maintenance and repairs were approved recently.

The Board of Finance trimmed capital projects for the school district and the Public Works Department recently.

Approved in the $2.6 million school package were:

  • Replacing the flat roof at ;
  • Window replacement at l;
  • Asbestos abatement at ;
  • Replacing an oil tank at Middlebrook School.

Removed were paving projects districtwide and boiler room and hot water work at and Middlebrook School.

"Over all, I think we did very well," said Al Barbarotta, owner's representative for the school district.

Board of Finance members said all of the projects were important.

Then Public Works Director John Marsilio defended his capital plan.

The board removed from Marsilio's bonding request: 

  • Town Hall Standby Generator, $250,000;
  • Town Hall Feasibility Study, $40,000;
  • Police Department-Perimeter fencing, $65,000;
  • Highway-Wash Bay, $250,000;
  • Senior Center-Disaster Recovery, $22,500;

The total bonding amount came to about $956,000. "I'll do my best to bring this in on budget," Marsilio said.

The finance board briefly focused on the generator for . Members asked why Town Hall should have power when the rest of the town does not.

Marsilio replied that during a power outage, people were coming to Town Hall.

But the Police Department and the town's other emergency shelters all have generators.

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