Gas line project on schedule
On Monday, July 27, the Danella Construction crew began east of 149 Wolfpit Road and worked in that direction toward the intersection of Wolfpit Road and Horseshoe Road.
Though the crew had planned to finish only 200 feet this week, by Tuesday’s end, it had installed 300 feet of the pipeline.
Construction is on schedule, with work expected through the middle of August.
“We are very close to wrapping up the project,” said Eversource spokesman Mitch Gross, who added that 99% of the construction on Wolfpit Road has been completed.
According to the town’s Chief Financial Officer Sandy Dennies, the financial side of the project is also in good shape.
The town has already paid the $200,000 bond it owed Eversource, which only required $160,000 by the end of fiscal year 2015 with $40,000 slated for FY16, she said.
The $100,000 balance of the project’s $300,000 bill will be paid by the Board of Education out of the savings it will achieve from the use of natural gas over oil. It will be billed $25,000 each fiscal year from 2017 to 2020.
According to Mitch Gross, some homeowners along Wolfpit Road have expressed interest in connecting to the line.