Here’s the original estimate (CCI Estimate) submitted for some first floor restoration work. The total is $321,718. The Selectmen realized that they would have to bond that amount and could never pass with the 3/5 requirement, so they decided to cut out the General Contractor.
Who needs an experienced project manager when we have Rob Houseman to do the job? How complicated can it be? Develop plans, hire subcontractors, monitor the progress, coordinate between subs, make decisions when things come up, and be responsible for staying within budget. Apparently the Selectmen don’t think Rob has anything else to do.