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The Cheshire High School Boy’s locker room project is unlikely to proceed this summer, and it appears that officials are going back to the drawing board to decide what to do.
During a lengthy special meeting on April 26, the Cheshire Town Council discussed the project with school administrations, consultants, and concerned parents. However, no action was taken on the project and it seems highly unlikely any renovations to the space will occur this year. If the project were sent out to bid today, and the project was fast tracked, construction would not begin until the end of June, explained Public Building Commission Chairman John Purtill. That would leave less than two months to complete the work before the athletic season begins.
“We can’t do it realistically in six weeks. We are not doing anything this summer,” he stated.
It now seems likely that the PBC will start from scratch and look at all possibilities for the locker room, including renovations, expansions, or building a separate facility. Parents, however, are still not happy that nothing is being doing on the facility. Rob Daly, who has been pushing for the project for approximately five years, told the Council that “we need to figure out how to do this project.”
“An extra bottle of lysol isn’t going to fix it,” Daly said. “I’m frustrated because I’ve been dealing with this since 2007.”
To read more about what transpired at the special meeting, including comments from Town Councilors, read this week’s Cheshire Herald.