While some tasks have shifted as construction continues, the work schedule for Falmouth’s new senior center remains on track, James A. Vieira, chairman of the Falmouth Senior Center Building Committee, said during the group’s meeting Tuesday, August 6, following a tour of the in-progress building.

Construction began in December and is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

Project manager Michael A. DelVecchio said there are $65,764 in contingency funds available in the project budget. This is out of a total contingency of $369,370.

Assistant Town Manager Peter Johnson-Staub said there was “not much” remaining in the available contingency funds.

In the past three weeks, Mr. DelVecchio said the construction team has worked on electrical systems on the first floor and in the basement; HVAC sheet metal work; insulation and sheet rock on the first floor; taping and siding; and elevator installation.

The committee voted to approve three pending change orders: $3,991 for a cheek wall at the Gus Canty Community Center landing; $1,154 for removal of an existing foundation; and $1,164 for trenching for a conduit toward a utility pole for the concession building.

Toward the end of the meeting, Falmouth Senior Center Director Jill Irving Bishop reviewed furniture choices for the building’s office and special spaces, much of which will come from W.B. Mason, which she said will be a mixture of “professional” and “home-like” in feel.

The committee’s next meeting is on Tuesday, September 10. At the start of that meeting, the committee will tour the new senior center at 5 PM and then will meet at the existing senior center at 300 Dillingham Avenue at 5:30 PM.

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