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Repairs Likely on Tap For Council on Aging Building

The Mayor has requested the City Council fund a project to improve the Council on Aging Building.

Repairs Likely on Tap For Council on Aging Building
The brick tower at the Attleboro Council on Aging on S. Main St. may be receiving some much-needed repairs soon.

Attleboro Mayor Kevin Dumas asked City Councilors during a recent communication to fund a project that would repair the tower, which has seen significant water penetration during heavy rains.

The project recently went out to bid, Dumas told Councilors, with $18,042 coming in as the lowest amount. The funds would come from the City-Wide reserve Fund for Transfer.

Dumas said the city conducted an "in-depth" review to investigate the cause of the water penetration.

"As such, we found the need for masonry repair on multiple sections of the tower as well as associated wood repair under the rubber roof membrane that abuts the tower," Dumas wrote in his communication. "The tower will be cleaned; cracks and joints repaired and finally the tower will then be sealed with a clear coating similar to what we had performed on the City Hall Tower several years ago. Associated wood repair will also be conducted in a small area underneath the rubber roof membrane that abuts the corner of the tower."


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