MASSENA Two recent projects at the town hall came in well under budget, even after more than $80,000 of extra work was added to one of them.
Town Supervisor Joseph D. Gray said the recent repaving of the town halls parking lot was expected to cost $168,000, but the work was completed for $125,353.26, approximately $42,650 under budget.
Recent renovations to the town hall, including repairs to the buildings front steps and facade, came in approximately $70,000 under budget.
Mr. Gray said that project was expected to cost $335,000, but the work ended up costing only $269,168.32.
At the boards most recent meeting, the Town Council approved $81,247.32 in additional work that Mr. Gray said would not have a negative impact on the projects finances. Those items included the addition of hand railings on the repaired steps, $1,380; the addition of weather repellent on the upper stone facade on the parking lot side, $11,668.30, and the repointing of the foundations stonemasonry on the alley side, $28,409.81.
Three other additions were an expansion joint, backer board, repairs to the bricks and installation of a sealant on the alley side, $7,266.98; repairs to windows in the attic and stripping of paint, $10,436.85, and repairs to the buildings chimney for $22,084.38.