The town hall will get a facelift and Chappaquiddick a new fire truck as the Edgartown board of selectmen Monday approved bids for both projects during a brief meeting.
The town awarded a $540,000 bid to renovate the exterior of town hall to the Paul J. Rogan Company Inc. of Braintree. It was the sole bid the town received. The project, which will use Community Preservation Act funds, was approved by town meeting.
Acting on the recommendation of fire chief Peter Shemeth, the selectmen accepted a $236,983 bid for a new pumper fire truck for Chappaquiddick. KME, or Kovatch Mobile Equipment, was the lower of two bids for the project. The other bid was from Rosenbauer for $253,360. Fire chief Peter Shemeth told the Gazette that he hoped the new pumper fire truck would be in place on Chappaquiddick by the spring. “It’ll be an asset to have that much water over there,” he said of the new truck. In other business, selectmen approved a three year contract renewal for police chief Antone Bettencourt. Mr. Bettencourt was appointed chief in 2010.