Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The contractor will fix a sewer pipe “belly” on the first floor over April break, while drainage problems and an infield replacement will keep the softball field from being used this year.
Starting last summer, toilets in the first floor bathrooms nearest to the main entrance at Cole Middle School have experienced backups, requiring the sewer pipe be cleared. According to building officials, work to repair that problem will take place over April break. Issues with the softball field behind the new building are not so quickly resolved, they said. That field will not be ready for play until spring 2013. According to the EG School Department’s facilities director Bob Wilmarth, the cost of repairing the sewer pipe will be borne by the contractor, Gilbane. “It looks like during the installation, one of the plumbing pipes on the first floor may have been pushed out of position,” he said earlier this week. “Even if it moves a tiny…
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Residents want demolition of the old Cole building halted unless seismic monitors are in place. A judge will hear evidence in the case before ruling.
At a court hearing Thursday, a judge said he wanted to hear more details before ruling on whether or not to grant a temporary restraining order to halt demolition of the old Cole building. Two neighbors of the middle school had filed an injunction on April 20. The neighbors, Chris and Sue Lamendola of 50 Sarah’s Trace, and Thomas Hogan and Cynthia Peloso of 40 Sarah’s Trace, are suing the town, the school department, Gilbane Construction and other entities, over what they say is damage to their houses caused by construction of the new school. Judge Rubine of Kent County Superior Court said he had hoped that the two sides would have been able to resolve this latest issue after their initial court visit April 20, “but that didn’t happen.” …
Friday, April 22, 2011
Homeowners want increased seismic monitoring; the case will return before a judge on
Thursday, April 28.
The lawyer for two homeowners who filed suit against the town and Gilbane Construction because they say their houses have been damaged as a result of the construction of the new Cole Middle School filed a motion for an injunction to halt the project Wednesday. The action comes just as the new school prepares to open and work on the third phase of the project - demolition of the old Cole and construction of a parking lot and playing fields - is slated to begin. Lawyer David Maglio filed the motion on behalf of Christopher and Susan Lamendola of 50 Sarah’s Trace and Thomas Hogan and Cynthia Peloso of 40 Sarah’s Trace. According to the EG School Department’s lawyer, Matt Oliverio, the homeowners want additional seismic monitoring to be done…