We anticipate groundbreaking on the new Tully Fire Station for mid April. The successful bidder, Five Star Building Corporation, is pulling together paperwork and contracts to see the project underway soon. Well drilling, by Cushing and Sons of Keene NH has been completed on the site. The new fire station, once complete, will include a new 10KW photovoltaic array on the south roof slope. A volunteer station, we expect that the photovoltaics will be able to carry much of the minimal electric loads required when the building is unoccupied.
We are also just beginning work for renovations and barrier free improvements at New Africa House on the UMASS campus. We anticipate that this project will be out to bid relatively quickly in order to capitalize on the current bid climate.
Juster Pope Frazier continues its support in the community. We've just finished our work with UMASS Architecture and the Dunbar Community Center in Springfield, contributions to non profits include the Village Congregational Church and the Greenfield Community YMCA.