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January 15, 2013

Dannemora councilor steamed over building project

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Pivetta, who took office the day of the fire, said there have been some problems with the soffits and outside Sheetrock, and there have been some change orders, but that is normal in a project of such magnitude.

“I’ve never held a thing from the public,” he said.

He said the building has cost $2,156,000 so far, and he expects another $300,000 would finish the job.

The town received $400,000 in insurance money from the fire to help pay for the new building.

“I don’t know where she (Stacey) got her numbers from,” he said.

‘ALL ABOVE BOARD’

Stacey said there have been several change-orders on the project that were not presented to the full Town Council for approval.

Pivetta said he sits on the small building committee that decides on any changes that need to be made. He also said Stacey is invited to attend those sessions but she has not done so.

Stacey said her job keeps her from attending the meetings, held during the day.

“The contractors work during the day; we can’t do all of this at 7 p.m.,” Pivetta countered. “There was nothing done under the table.”

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