City green lights police station weatherization

Boiler to be installed in downtown bathrooms
By Ben Holbrook | Nov 11, 2012
Photo by: Tanya Mitchell City Councilors awarded a bid to local business GreenStar Home Performance to weatherize the Belfast Police Station.

belfast — A bid to weatherize the Belfast Police Department was awarded to local company GreenStar Home Performance in the amount of $18,350.

The winterization project is part of a larger effort by the city to better insulate municipal buildings to reduce energy costs. City Hall was weatherized in August 2011 with plans for the police station, library and Boathouse to follow at a later date.

According to the bid documents, the scope of work includes insulating the exterior walls on the first floor; insulating the wash bay walls and ceiling; air sealing thermal bypasses; insulating the walls and ceilings in the generator room; insulating the exposed portion of the basement walls and the band joist area; and air sealing the exterior doors.

City Manager Joseph Slocum did not specify a date when the work would begin but an email from Doug Robinson of Maine Inspection Company LLC., to Slocum stated the work could begin between Nov. 12 and 19.

Councilors approved awarding the bid unanimously with Councilor Nancy Hamilton absent.

In addition to the police station weatherization, the downtown bathrooms are also slated to have a boiler installed by Nov. 16 after the city received a bid submitted by Thompson Oil and Propane.

In other business:

Councilors approved a request from the Propeller club to hold a marine education event in Heritage Park on May 18, 2013.

Approved a request from Patrick and Mary Santiago to remove two trees –– a black cherry on Bayview Street and a white ash on Jackson Avenue –– which are blocking the planned driveway access for a single-car garage.

Authorized Slocum to give Our Town Belfast all remnants of the 2012 Please, Be Seated project.

Approved a second reading for the adoption of amendments to the City’s Zoning Ordinance to incorporate existing state mandated Building, Plumbing and Electrical codes.

Approved a second reading of amendments to the City’s General Assistance ordinance as recommended by the state.

Accepted a bid for $90,555 to purchase a new sidewalk tractor for the Public Works Department.

Republican Journal reporter Ben Holbrook can be reached at 338-3333 or at

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