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Council to Act on $3.6 Million Roof Replacements

The Windsor town council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night in town hall council chambers.

A couple of the most expensive projects the town has scheduled will come before the town council Tuesday night — two projects accounting for $3.6 million in borrowed funds to be approved or shot down by council members.

Both projects are roof replacements; one at L.P. Wilson Community Center, and the other at Oliver Ellsworth School.

The projects will cost $1.8 and $1.79 million, respectively.

Given the high dollar amounts, the projects will require approval by residents at a special town meeting, which will likely be scheduled by council members Tuesday.

The L.P. Wilson project will address roof issues on the southern end of the building only — the roof on the northern end was replaced in 2005.

The existing southern roof, town documents say, has deteriorated since its installation in 1988. Multiple leaks have appeared over the past 25 years.

The roof replacement is one of a number of upgrades to the community center taken on over the past couple of years, the largest thus far being the renovation of the senior center.

Visitors to the community center will also see the installation of new, electronic sliding doors at the main entrance and renovations to public restrooms are planned, as well.

In addition to the senior center, L.P. Wilson houses town social services, recreation and leisure, the board of education and Windsor Public Schools central offices.

The roof at Oliver Ellsworth last saw improvements in 1993 when a new roof was installed. That roof, however, was installed on top of an older existing roof.

Town documents reveal leaks have appeared between the two roof layers, and a complete overhaul is required.

The Windsor town council is scheduled to meet Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in town hall council chambers.

Public hearings on improvements to Prospect Hill Road and Day Hill Road will precede the meeting at 7 p.m.

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