Town Center gym window replacement underway

Published 3:41 pm Friday, January 26, 2024

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The replacement of 10 gymnasium windows at the Windsor Town Center is underway.

The Windsor Town Council voted unanimously on Nov. 14 to move forward with this project, accepting a proposal from Hampton-based Goodman Glass to do the work for $40,214.

Windsor Town Manager William Saunders confirmed Tuesday, Jan. 23, that the window replacement began Monday morning, Jan. 22, and will likely extend through the first part of the following week.

At the Nov. 14 council meeting, Saunders introduced the project by noting that replacement of the gym windows had been discussed as the next capital project for the Town Center and as an American Rescue Plan Act project.

“The (Memorandum of Understanding) with Isle of Wight County on the use of the Windsor Town Center included the county sharing the cost of capital improvements or repairs on the facility, with the county agreeing with the project and having timely notice to budget for it,” he said. “While communicating with the Board of Supervisors following the roof replacement at a work session in May 2022, the county was advised that the replacement of the gymnasium windows would be the next capital project at the center.”

He noted that in late 2022, prior to development of fiscal year 2023-24 budgets, the town sought three bids for the window replacement.

“These proposals were to provide an estimated cost for the purpose of determining the appropriate method of procurement, as well as to give notice to the county for their budgeting purposes,” he said.

Saunders explained that the proposals sought were for the following:

  • demolition and disposal of 10 existing jalousie windows;
  • replacement of 10 windows, approximately 5 feet high by 10 feet wide rough opening, to replace the existing jalousie windows; 
  • with a preference for fixed, double pane windows with metal trim; and
  • frame to carry six panes, or frame to give the look of six panes, like the new windows on the first floor of the center.

The town ultimately received four bids, with the $63,757 bid from Atlantic Glass & Mirror being the highest and the $40,214 bid from Goodman Glass being the lowest.

As recommended by Saunders, the Windsor Town Center gym window replacement project is being paid for with ARPA funds, and Isle of Wight County will reimburse the town for its equal share at the end of the project.