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Officials see progress in Penfield Beach Pavilion repairs

People in Fairfield said Monday that they are starting to see progress to a long-delayed project in town. As News 12 reported, Hurricane Sandy destroyed the newly built Penfield Beach Pavilion in 2012.

News 12 Staff

Mar 8, 2016, 2:53 AM

Updated 3,053 days ago

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People in Fairfield said Monday that they are starting to see progress to a long-delayed project in town.
As News 12 reported, Hurricane Sandy destroyed the newly built Penfield Beach Pavilion in 2012. Building committees have since been trying to figure out what to do with the property.
Construction crews arrived at the site last week and say after they survey the property, demolition will start. They say part of the building will be lifted and temporarily placed in the parking lot.
Since January 2013, First Selectman Mike Tetreau says the town building committee has met twice every month to look over the 11 possible options on what to do with the pavilion.
Town officials say they have found the most cost-effective way to fix the pavilion, which has been a landmark for more than 100 years.
Tetreau says he wished the repairs happened sooner, but says the project required a lot of planning and studying to determine why the destruction happened in the first place.
"If this were a normal project, you just repair it and move on," Tetreau says. "But because the foundation was damaged, we had to go back and fix the foundation."
Tetreau says he hopes the project is complete in December.


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