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By Joyce Westner Dec. 5, 2023

Brait Builders of Marshfield was awarded the contract to build the new Lynch School on Monday night for $65.7 million.  The Education Facilities Planning and Building Committee chose Brait, whose proposal, according to vice-chair Chris Nixon, was “sufficiently under the cost estimate for the EFPBC to accept add alternates 1 through 3, as well as alternate 4 with supplemental funding of $300,000 in Free Cash as approved by Fall Town Meeting's Article 18.”  

He explained that the three additional items, or "add alternates," include roof safety rails required by the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration around the solar panels, underground conduit and drainage for the parking lot solar panel canopies, footings and conduit connections for them. The fourth add alternate is the steel solar canopies themselves.  Nixon says that the add alternates would get the building to net zero.  

The slight shortfall will be covered by the project contingency funding.  No additional long-term borrowing will be required to install solar panels on the roof.

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