26 Mar The Garden City News: Walter Beal Quoted on the Topic of St. Paul’s
The Garden City News February 11, 2021
Board Approves More Funding for St. Paul’s Work
At its February 4 meeting the Garden City Board of Trustees approved several new construction change orders and an increase of $200,000 for the services of New York City-based construction management firm CNY Group for stabilization work on the historic St. Paul’s building.
CNY Group, whose project executive for St. Paul’s is village resident Walter Beal, will continue its oversight of the stabilization and abatement work that has taken place since the start of 2020.
Also on February 4th the Village Board approved a $32,282 change order for Westar Construction Group, Inc. of Syosset, for additional shoring and joist replacement of an approximate 300-square-foot area at St. Paul’s first floor main entrance foyer.
Walter Beal joined the trustees and village administration for the Zoom meeting and explained that the change order for Westar was negotiated down to $32,282.
“They (Westar Construction) had presented a much larger change order to me and I had told them they are not entitled to anything until the Village Board of Trustees approves it. They are aware of that, and I negotiated the cost based on the hours they performed their work down to $32,282 before you tonight. I believe this is a justified cost,” Beal said.