Town of Windsor, CT Animal Shelter Project Updates
We will be posting updates to Windsor’s Animal Shelter Project as it moves forward. Please check back often.
February 11, 2017 -Update 1:
Formal advertising for construction bids took place on Tuesday, February 7th. Sealed bids will be received until Tuesday, February 21, 2017. It is expected the Public Building Commission will review bids in early to mid-March with the request for Town Council project authorization and funding anticipated shortly thereafter. This project, as well as the demolition of the existing facility on Mechanic Street, is funded by large part through a state grant.
January 20, 2017:
FOWACC just wanted to share our excitement with the progress of Windsor’s Animal Shelter Relocation Project. The construction drawings were forwarded to the State for its review and the Town of Windsor staff expects to bid this project in early 2017, with construction to begin in early spring, 2017. The new shelter location will be 942 Bloomfield Avenue.
We want to extend our gratitude to everyone involved in the project; especially,
• Mayor Donald Trinks – for being the driving force to get this project done. He is leading a committee that has focused on getting a new dog pound built in Windsor for much less than the $1 million price tag that had been quoted by contractors who bid on the job. Now the approximate cost to the Town will be $160,000.
• Jim Burke, Windsor’s Director of Economic Development – for finding, applying for, and managing the State Grant.
• Public Building Commission Members – for project construction drawings and revisions.
• All Town Council members – for their support and approval of the project.
• State Representatives David Baram and Peggy Sayers for the support.