City bathrooms still on schedule

The block building that will house the new bathrooms was under construction Monday.

Public bathrooms constructed by the city of Seymour on the east side of the public square are on schedule and will be completed by the start of the 47th annual Seymour Apple Festival, which runs from Sept. 12 through Sept. 14.

Brian Fletcher, owner of Applied Environmental Consulting in Seymour, gave an update on the project to the Seymour Board of Aldermen at the group’s regular meeting last Thursday.

“A new slab was poured and reinforced with rebar to support the new bathrooms,” Fletcher explained. “The rough-in plumbing is accomplished and was inspected by Mitch Plummer, the city’s building inspector.”

On Saturday, construction began on the concrete-block structure that holds the men’s and women’s bathrooms.

Built by Curtman Masonry of Marshfield, Fletcher said he expected the work to be fully completed by today (Wednesday) and perhaps a day sooner.

“At that point, all that will be left to do is put on the roof and get all of the interior work done ... setting the toilets, the sinks, all of those final things,” he said.

“The big question is this, will they be done by the Apple Festival?” North Ward Alderman William Pogue asked.

“Absolutely,” Fletcher responded.

“We’re still on schedule. We’ve got about six weeks from today, and we’ll have (the bathrooms) completed and ready to go for the festival, without a doubt.”

Total cost of the project is about $28,000.

When completed, there will be eight toilets and urinals, four each for men and women, at the public bathrooms. The facility will be handicap accessible.

At Thursday’s meeting, the aldermen voted 4-0 to give Fletcher a larger draw of $14,500 (instead of $9,300) so he could pay Curtman  Masonry for building the brick structure for the bathrooms.

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