Published DateBELMONT — Selectmen voted unanimously this week to give a $27,560 contract to JR Graton-Arnold Graton Historic Restoration, LLC of Northfield for the first phase of the village bandstand restoration.
The board said nine people showed up for the December 4, 2012 request for interest and six of those nine submitted bids.
The initial bandstand work will stabilize the structure on a permanent, masonry foundation, install the preliminary work for future electrification, and replace the undercarriage and exterior lattice work.
Phase one also calls for repairs to be done to the original roof, replacing the flooring and designing appropriate stairs.
According to the bid, the work will be done according to the U.S. Secretary of the Interiors Guidelines in order to maintain future historic grant funds and for another nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.
Selectman Ron Cormier said the project would likely begin in the summer. He said the foundation would first be built and then Mark Roberts will replace it atop the new foundation.
Town Administrator Jeanne Beaudin said $20,000 of the money will come from the capital account approved by the voters in the 2010 annual Town Meeting and the balance will come from the Heritage Commission fund-raising efforts throughout the years.