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Posted on: October 31, 2017

Host Agreement at Work - Oak Hill Road Bridge Will Receive Needed Repairs

Host Agreement at Work

Oak Hill Road Bridge Will Receive Needed Repairs  

 

FITCHBURG –October 31, 2017 – Mayor Stephen L. DiNatale is proud to announce $25,000 was gifted to the City of Fitchburg as a result of a Host Agreement with RevolutionaryClinics, II Inc. (formally known as The CAS Foundation). These funds will be used to help supplement the costs for repairs to the Oak Hill Road Bridge located in Cleghorn. 

                                                                                                       

Recently, MassDOT conducted an inspection of the bridge and determined repairs are required to strengthen the supporting beams on the North end of the bridge. Identical work was completed two years ago on the South end of the bridge. According to Lenny Laakso, Commissioner of the DPW, the total cost of design and repair will be $85,000. These repairs are necessary keep the bridge open, while the City works with MassDOT to do a full replacement of the bridge.

“Jayne Vining, CEO of RevolutionaryClinincs, II and LibertyVining, COO, have been great partners to the City of Fitchburg,” said Mayor DiNatale. “The City could not be more thankful to RevolutionaryClinics for locating their business in Fitchburg and their investment in our community. The Oak Hill Road Bridge provides direct access to the Cleghorn neighborhood, but more importantly it is utilized by our first responders to enhance their response time. For this reason, the repairs to the bridge is the ideal project for RevolutionaryClinics’ gift.”

Mayor DiNatale continued, “These Community Host Benefit Agreements would not be possible without the support and hard work of the City Solicitor, Vincent Pusateri, II. Through the Solicitor’s efforts, the City of Fitchburg will be gifted millions of dollars, through the duration of these agreements.”

Currently, the City of Fitchburg holds four different Host Agreements. The $25,000 gifted by RevolutionaryClincs, is the first the City has received.

 The remaining $60,000 for the bridge repair will be before City Council on November 9, in the form of an order, to be appropriated from available funds.

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