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Easton's 9/11 Memorial Moves Forward

EASTON, Conn. – Earthworks has been chosen to complete the masonry installation for the 9/11 memorial to be located in front of the Easton Public Library. The Board of Selectmen approved the contract Thursday night.

Earthworks submitted a low bid of $24,280, and after a $5,000 donation from the company, the total cost for labor will be $19,280. The project will be funded entirely by donations. A bid for the pergola has yet to be proposed to the 9/11 Building Committee.

The contractor's scope of the work will include:

? Setting of all poured concrete, including forming and rebar as needed;

? Installation of base plates for the pergola;

? Construction of stonewalls, on full footings, with hidden mortar joints;

? Placement of granite bench bases with benches and granite memorial stone;

? Installation of 1-inch thick granite pavers, random pattern (per drawings), nominal one-half-inch joint on poured concrete slab, bonded with Karnack;

? Excavation and site work, including for footings, final grading with proper elevations for adequate drainage, seeding of disturbed areas, except planter bed between stone walls, which will be done by others;

? Contractor to supply all tools and equipment, including concrete forms;

? Mobilization and demobilization of all equipment and tools;

? Site at all times to be kept clear of debris, with all proper barriers or other controls to protect the work and prevent entrance on the work site by the public;

? All debris and/or excess construction materials to be removed by contractor at completion.

The Easton 9/11 Memorial will honor the Hanson family , who lost their son, daughter in law and granddaughter during the attacks on the World Trade Center.

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