BEACON FALLS — The town is in the market for a new boiler.
The 20-year-old boiler at Town Hall is in disrepair and leaking, Beacon Falls First Selectmen Christopher Bielik said. Repairs have been made to keep it going, he said, but to completely fix it wouldn’t make economic sense.
The town doesn’t have the cost yet for a new boiler and is getting quotes from three companies, Bielik said.
It’s estimated the work will cost more than $20,000, though it possibly could come in under that amount. Typically, expenditures over $20,000 have to go to a town meeting for approval, unless it’s an emergency situation. Officials have deemed replacing the boiler an emergency.
To ensure the town can move forward with replacing the boiler as soon as possible, the Board of Selectmen this month approved a motion authorizing officials to go ahead with the work as soon as bids are received.