By LOHR McKINSTRY
---- — CROWN POINT — Repairs to Crown Point’s storm-damaged Knapp Senior Citizens Center should start shortly.
The Crown Point Town Council recently awarded the contract for the work to the lowest bidder, John Hayes Contracting, for $23,600.
The other bid was from John Marshall for $30,000, according to town minutes.
The Senior Citizens Center, located on Main Street, was damaged by a windstorm earlier this year. Trees were uprooted and toppled onto the building, also known as Town Hall No. 2, during the storm.
The Crown Point Methodist Church is being used as the town nutrition site for senior citizens’ daily meals until the Knapp Center can be repaired.
The 2003 senior citizens van parked at the building was also damaged and was totaled out by the town’s insurance company.
The town accepted a check for $7,912 as the insurance reimbursement.
Town Supervisor Charles Harrington said the town will use the money to repair the van and put it back on the road. He said he believed that could be done for about $1,200, so the excess settlement could be used for other work.
Also at the meeting, the Town Council:
▶ Reappointed Sole Assessor Richard Maxwell for a six-year term.
▶ Considered paying sign designer Jason Grant $1,200 to refurbish the Crown Point welcome sign located at the north entrance to the town on Route 9N/22.
▶ Reappointed Doug Woods to the Town Board of Assessment Review for a five-year term. A motion to instead advertise the vacancy had failed.
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