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Concord board sets wheels in motion for new senior center

The Concord Town Board Thursday night took more steps toward constructing a senior citizens center – a project approved by voters in Tuesday’s referendum.

Board members set the deadline to submit bids at Sept. 16, for general construction, plumbing, electrical work, fire protection, site work and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning.

Officials also authorized a bond resolution to pay for most of the estimated price tag of $1,785,000. A $100,000 block grant also will be applied to the project.

Planned is a single-story, 6,500-square-foot facility next to a low-income, senior citizens apartment complex on Commerce Drive near Waverly Street in Springville. The new facility will include a kitchen, exercise rooms and other amenities.

Supervisor Gary Eppolito expects construction to begin in September, with completion by spring.