New public works complex nearly finished



BAR HARBOR — The town’s new, $3.4-million public works complex off the Crooked Road in Hulls Cove is substantially complete and set for occupancy this spring.

The complex comprises offices, storage space and garages for the town’s highway crews and water division, along with a massive indoor salt/sand shed and a pole barn for large equipment storage. Currently, sand is stored in an outdoor pile. Salt is kept in a deteriorating shed close to a brook.

The new complex is located at the site of the Hulls Cove sewer treatment plant and municipal lawn and leaf compost pile. Both of those functions will continue to operate at the site.

Residents approved a bond issue for the project at town meeting in June 2012. The water company will be vacating their Park Street offices once the project is complete, and the highway department will leave their ailing garage at the corner of Ledgelawn Avenue and Cromwell Harbor Road.

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Robert Levin

Robert Levin

Former reporter Robert Levin covered the people, businesses, governmental and nonprofit agencies of Bar Harbor. [email protected]