Fairfield residents will soon be able to help decided the fate of Penfield Pavilion, the beach structure that suffered extensive damage during Superstorm Sandy.
The Fairfield Board of Selectmen is seeking residents who are interested in being considered to serve on a proposed Penfield Building Committee, to help determine the next steps for the Fairfield landmark.
First Selectman Mike Tetreau said the town is looking in particular for residents with experience as architects, project managers or people in construction-related professions, and with an overwhelming interest in helping to assure the best outcome for the town.
“The BOS seeks to put together a balanced team with relevant professional experience, who can assure the greatest value added to any potential project undertaken by the town,” he said.
In August the town held a meeting to hear from town officials and design consultants on alternatives being considered for the repair of Penfield Pavilion.
The team presented three design options at the meeting:
- Repair the structure with the same footprint at the same elevation;
- Repair the structure and raise the elevation above the new FEMA flood elevations;
- Repair the structure, raise the elevation above the new FEMA flood elevations, and relocate the facility to the north by approximately 80 feet.
Building committee members will be recommended by Tetreau and then appear before both the BOS and the RTM for approval. Approved members will be expected to serve through the close out of the project.
Residents interested in serving can send their resumes to the First Selectman’s Office, 725 Old Post Road, Fairfield, or via email at email@example.com.