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Southington office gets new lot


SOUTHINGTON —The town’s Community Services department on Norton Street is scheduled to get a new parking lot this fall after money was approved by the Town Council earlier this week.

The unanimous vote during Monday’s meeting approved $55,000 for Trademark Construction LLC of Bristol to build a lot behind the Community Services building. The current lot is in severe disrepair, according to Town Manager Garry Brumback.

“It’s virtually non-existent,” he said.

The company’s original bid of $67,807 was higher than the town’s expected and budgeted expense for the project of $45,000. The town and Trademark negotiated a final price of $55,000 for the work, Brumback said.

The new lot will have 27 spaces and will replace the loose gravel surface. The lot is used by people visiting the Community Services’ food pantry, filling out food stamp applications, applying for energy assistance or using any of the other services provided.

Janet Mellon, Community Services director, said the new lot will expand capacity by about 5 spaces.

“There’s always been a hard time parking here. It’s always been a few spaces short,” she said. “We’re going to get an extra five or six spaces, which is very important.”

“That’s going to be a huge difference,” she said.

Patrons can spend a few minutes picking up food or they can be at the building for up to two hours if there are a number of applications to fill out.

The front driveway will also be widened, according to Mellon.

Parking lot work follows a number of other improvements to the Community Services building, the latest of which was funded by an $8,000 Home Depot grant and finished two months ago.

Work is scheduled to begin later this month and should take about a week.

jbuchanan@record-journal.com (203)317-2230 Twitter: @JBuchananRJ



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