Thursday, May 20, 2010


Dated: May 18th, 2010 ----- Bids Due: June 8th, 2010 @ 11:00 AM
The Town of Dexter, as a municipal corporation is a tax exempt organization.

Brief Job Description: Phase I Renovation shall include but not necessarily be limited to the following: exterior renovations to include new roof, windows and doors, new siding and trimwork, foundations in rear of building, new deck and deck railings, general painting; interior renovation to include structural repairs and replacement, new stairs and partitions, new finishes, ADA compliant bathroom, general painting, plumbing revisions, new power distribution and lighting, new heating system, and any other incidental work.

Sealed Proposals, from qualified General Contractors, for the construction of Phase I of the Fossa Building Renovation, Dexter, Maine, will be received at the office of the Town Manager, Town of Dexter, 23 Main Street, Dexter, Maine 04930 until 11 AM on Tuesday June 8th, 2010. Bid opening will occur at 12 Noon on June 8th, 2010 at the office of the Town Manager, Town of Dexter, 23 Main Street, Dexter, Maine 04930 and will be a public opening. This project is funded in part by a Community Development Block Grant. Therefore this project will comply with the Davis-Bacon Act wage rates. The Town of Dexter reserves the right to waive all formalities, and reject any and all Proposals or to accept any Proposal.

Proposals shall be on the forms provided in the Project Manual and shall include the following:
Bid Form, Bid Proposal Cost Breakdown, a satisfactory Bid Bond in an amount equal to 5% of the Proposal, a Contractor's Qualification Statement (contained in the Project Manual), and signed copies of all required Certifications as noted in the Information For Bidders (included in the Project manual).

Sealed Proposals shall be in envelopes plainly marked: Proposal for the Fossa Building Renovation, Dexter, Maine.

There will be a mandatory Pre-Bid Conference and Walk-Through at the project location for all Contractors at 1:00 PM on Thursday May 27th, 2010.

Bid Documents, and Project Manuals may be obtained for a nonrefundable deposit of $55.00 payable to: QA13 Architects @ 38 Columbia Street, Bangor, Maine 04401 on or about May 18th, 2010. Additional sets of Documents will be available for review on or about May 18th 2010, at the following locations:

Abbott Memorial Library
1 Church Street Dexter, Maine 04930
Construction Summary of Maine
74 Gilman Road, Bangor, Maine 04401
Dodge Reports
224 Gorham Rd Scarborough, Maine 04074

The selected Contractor will be required to furnish a 100% Contract Performance Bond and a 100% Contract Payment Bond to cover the execution of the Work which shall be in conformity with the forms provided in the Project manual.

Town of Dexter
23 Main Street
Dexter, Maine 04930

QA13 Architects
38 Columbia Street
Bangor, Maine 04401


Monday, May 3, 2010

New offers

I just got a phone call from Frankie Spizuoco from Said he had been reading the Dexter Gazette over the weekend and saw our story on the Fossa Building and knew that he had some stuff that we might be able to use. Frankie is very generous to the community and has been for years~

He has some dry goods display cases and some metal wall grid that you can use hanging stuff off from, or putting shelving up on.

Thanks Frankie!!!
Anyone reading this, if you come across kitchen supplies, coolers, etc. give me a call or email. I will posted in the near future some of the things we are going to have to have... ie, 3 hole sink, refrigerators, ice cream machine and even the small stuff to work in the kitchen with.

Thanks for reading... 'til later...

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Volunteer Day take 2

It was a terrific spring day today which is probably why only 4 people showed up to work today.
Regulars, Dave P. and myself and 2 new volunteers, Tim Breen and Louise Robinson.

We worked on taking down the tin on the ceilings and got that job completed by noon!

I wish we had some 'safe' power, and we could have a radio playing and not listen to Dave and Tim singing their little songs about nothin'... Actually Louise mentioned that we should be writing down their lyrics for later... NOT!!! With those 2, the songs will never end... Don't tell 'em but they really are funny and entertaining, it will be our little secret~

Charlie Chabot is going to stop by some evening and hook up one outlet for us to use for now.

Here are some pictures from today...