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Dora Rehab bid conference to be held

The Town of Pulaski will hold a pre-bid conference next week for contractors interested in working on two “substantial” housing rehabilitations in the Southeast (Dora Highway) Revitalization and Weatherization Program.
Town Manager John Hawley said a substantial rehabilitation involves work costing up to $65,000, whereas a standard “rehab” has a $25,000 limit.
The purpose of a pre-bid conference is to inform interested contractors about the scope of the work involved in the projects. The contractors will meet with the grant project’s new Rehabilitation Specialist Jim Gray. They will then use the information garnered from the meeting to prepare their bids.
Hawley said two housing rehabilitations in the project already have been completed and the tenants have moved back into the homes.
The $3 million revitalization project includes street and water system improvements, removal of blighted structures and construction of new homes. It is being funded through a Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Block Grant.
The project calls for the town to “provide a broad range of improvements” to the neighborhood, including “the rehabilitation of 10 owner-occupied homes, the substantial reconstruction of owner-occupied homes, the rehabilitation of four rental homes, the acquisition of six lots for the construction of six new homes for sale to first-time low-to-moderate income homebuyers, and the demolition and clearance of six vacant and blighted structures. Infrastructure upgrades will include the installation of 3,000 feet of water line, resurfacing of 1,628 feet of existing streets, improvements to an intersection and construction of two cul-de-sacs.

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