The Board of Selectmen at its most recent meeting approved about $20,000 to prepare for the replacement of the roof at the 113-year-old Irwin Park Barn. The original roof on the barn had been cedar, and before the town took ownership of the structure “two more layers of fiberglass” were put on it, according to Department of Public Works Superintendent of Buildings Bill Oestmann. “Which is not code-compliant, but also that’s what is causing the problems with the roof,” Oestmann told the selectmen during their Oct. 19 meeting, held at Town Hall and via videoconference. “The top layer is actually coming off.”
First Selectman Kevin Moynihan and Selectmen Kathleen Corbet and Nick Williams voted 3-0 to approve a $19,350 contract with Architectural Preservation Studio, DPC, which has an office in New Canaan.