Monday, February 16, 2009

"Our intent is to have it look the same, but spruce it up"

Posted Feb 15, 2009 @ 08:42 PM
Last update Feb 15, 2009 @ 09:20 PM


When the town's gazebo was built 91 years ago, it was designed with a roof that doesn't fully cover the base - "a huge mistake," said facilities Director Michael D'Angelo.

"It should never have been built that way," he said.

Snow, ice and water have damaged the gazebo, and the sheeting beneath the clay, Spanish tile roof is rotting because tiles have broken, D'Angelo said.

Neither he nor other town officials understand why the structure was designed in such a way, leading it to substantially deteriorate, D'Angelo said, but they plan to fix the structure this spring.

"We can't let the gazebo close up because the roof is starting to fail," said Town Administrator Jeffrey D. Nutting.

"We need to fix it before we totally lose it," Nutting said.

read the full article about this effective use of capital and a grant to repair the gazebo in the Milford Daily News here


  1. For the $110,000 that was quoted in the Milford Daily News just recently, if the town gave me that money I will make sure that parts of it has gold leaf. A common sense approach would be to get 3 outside bidders, or better yet hire those who are out of a job to do the task, pick up the supplies at Home Depot or Lowes, and put some people back to work by just paying for their time.. so they do not lose their home so Franklin can vote for an Override, and raise his taxes instead which will make him homeless even sooner.

  2. There is a defined government bidding process to do the work. This process came about due to someone somewhere along the way that took advantage of the situation and hired their brothers or cousins without appropriate review.

    By the way, $50,000 of that is a gift to the town for use on infrastructure and 60,000 will come from the capital budget. This is a wise use of the funds.