Moving the works: Garage grand opening on hold


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Time is ticking for the city to finish construction of the new $4 million Seymour Department of Public Works garage at Freeman Field.

As the year quickly comes to an end, all operations, including recycling, will shift to the roughly 25-acre site at 865 F Ave. East behind the National Guard Armory.

Director Dick Wilde said he expects to be able to start moving some equipment to the new facility next week, but a grand opening won’t be scheduled until January.

“They’re still trying to install some utilities, like phone and Internet, and finish up some water testing. So we will still be at our location on Fourth Street for a little while longer,” he said. He expected to do a walk-through Tuesday.

The new facility is composed of two buildings — a 30,400-square-foot structure that will be used for unheated vehicle storage and a sign room, transit area, police garage and other storage; and the main 39,680-square-foot building for administration, heated vehicle storage, vehicle maintenance and wash bay and an expanded education area for the recycling department.

There is also a small, salt storage shed.

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