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’10 date still set for train station

Although there have been some delays along the way, it appears a June 11, 2010 dedication date for the new train station still may be possible to meet.
Pulaski Town Manager John Hawley said earlier this year the goal is to have the train station ready for re-dedication on that date. He noted that June 11 would be the anniversary of the original dedication of the train station, which was constructed in the late 1880′s.
Hawley had thought that delays in reaching contract agreements between the town, architects and insurance company might prevent the town from reaching its goal date for the dedication.
However, he said he has been told the date still may be possible to meet.
The town still doesn’t know whether it will have to pay for the sprinkler system in the building. Hawley said he is pushing for an answer from the insurance company this week in order to move the project along.
The insurance company doesn’t want to cover the estimated $80,000 to $105,000 cost for installing the sprinkler system because the original building, gutted by fire in November, was not equipped with one.
The town contends the system should be part of the insurance coverage because, without the system, the station would not meet state code in a manner where it could be used for indoor public gatherings, as it was in the past.
Hawley said he expects to be able to put the construction out to bid in early July.

’10 date still set for train station

Although there have been some delays along the way, it appears a June 11, 2010 dedication date for the new train station still may be possible to meet.
Pulaski Town Manager John Hawley said earlier this year the goal is to have the train station ready for re-dedication on that date. He noted that June 11 would be the anniversary of the original dedication of the train station, which was constructed in the late 1880′s.
Hawley had thought that delays in reaching contract agreements between the town, architects and insurance company might prevent the town from reaching its goal date for the dedication.
However, he said he has been told the date still may be possible to meet.
The town still doesn’t know whether it will have to pay for the sprinkler system in the building. Hawley said he is pushing for an answer from the insurance company this week in order to move the project along.
The insurance company doesn’t want to cover the estimated $80,000 to $105,000 cost for installing the sprinkler system because the original building, gutted by fire in November, was not equipped with one.
The town contends the system should be part of the insurance coverage because, without the system, the station would not meet state code in a manner where it could be used for indoor public gatherings, as it was in the past.
Hawley said he expects to be able to put the construction out to bid in early July.