A multiple-year renovation of Cundy’s Harbor Library will continue this spring as a contractor replaces the building’s siding and trim.
The Harpswell Board of Selectmen awarded the contract to Houseworx LLC on March 31. Houseworx submitted the lowest of three bids for the project, at $44,816.40. The other two came in at $82,750 and $124,700.
Houseworx has experience as a contractor for the town, having completed repairs to the Harpswell Community Television building.
Selectman David Chipman praised the contractor’s work on the TV station. “He’s very conscientious and I don’t know how he’s getting away with bidding it so low, but I can tell you he does good work,” Chipman said of Houseworx owner Duane Tardif.
The town is administering a Community Development Block Grant for improvements to the library, which is an independent nonprofit.
Completed improvements include the construction of a deck with a wheelchair ramp. Still to come is the installation of a supplemental heating system for the addition and basement, according to library Director Heather Logan.