A plan to finance construction of a proposed $1.2 million Haverhill police fleet maintenance facility on Primrose Street will be placed on file for two weeks during Tuesday’s Haverhill city council meeting.
The price tag is twice what officials estimated a year ago.
According to council documents, a proposed bond order calls for the city to allocate $325,000 from the Elmo D’Alessandro trust account and borrow $900,000 to pay for the fleet maintenance facility. A construction contract is ready to be awarded to Construction Dynamics Inc., Clinton, based on their May 21 bid, Mayor James J. Fiorentini said.
“Once construction of the new facility is complete the city will no longer need to pay to lease the current space, which currently cost $28,000 annually at Kazmiera Marina, Coffin Avenue. The proposed facility is significantly more efficient than the current leased space and will see a reduction in utility cost as well.”
Last year, the D’Alessandro trust account was used to pay for a $367,825 project to replace the roofing at Haverhill police headquarters on Bailey Boulevard. The project also incurred a cost overrun of $79,300 for a new roof ventilation system.
The Haverhill city council meets at 7 p.m., Tuesday, in council chambers at Haverhill City Hall.