CHARLESTOWN – The renovation work at the town's community/senior center continues and will soon move into its second phase.
At least, that was the message delivered at the June 15 Town Council meeting by Deborah Tanner, director of the Southern Rhode Island Volunteers.
She said that the second phase of work is expected to begin very soon as her organization is just waiting for approval from the town building inspector. All the necessary paperwork has been filed, she said, and “once the permits are issued, the sledgehammers will fly.”
The group is on track to finish the work in late August or the beginning of September, when Tanner said they will want to coordinate with the town to hold a grand opening of the newly renovated building.
Phase two of the work at the center, which is located in Ninigret Park, requires demolition and renovation of the old section of the building.
This work includes repairing the roof with the hope to drop a chimney liner to setup a gas fireplace. They're also looking to seal the basement, inspect the heat and electrical systems, and repaint the rooms.
Tanner said her organization already has the required permit from the state Fire Marshal's Office and all the contractors have been contacted.
For more information, pick up a copy of this week's The Chariho Times.