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The Commons
Town and Village

Last phase of Gibson-Aiken Center window project approved

Originally published in The Commons issue #420 (Wednesday, August 9, 2017). This story appeared on page C2.



BRATTLEBORO—The Selectboard approved the third phase of the Gibson-Aiken Center’s planned window replacement project.

At the Aug. 1 regular Selectboard meeting, Town Manager Peter B. Elwell presented the Board with the three bids his office received for the work.

Elwell explained this project is in its third — and final — major phase, with smaller components of the window replacement work possibly coming in the next fiscal year. The town budgeted $30,000 per year “to do this in affordable pieces,” he said.

This phase’s lowest bid came from Vermont Vinyl in Brattleboro — at $25,520, it came in under budget.

The scope of this contract includes 44 double-hung vinyl replacement windows made by National Vinyl Windows. They are dual-pane, come with a lifetime warranty, and have an Energy Star .27 U-factor rating. (The lower its U-factor, the better a window insulates.)

Elwell noted Vermont Vinyl completed the other two phases of window replacement at the Gibson-Aiken Center, and he suggested the Selectboard accept their bid. They unanimously agreed.

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