continued Though the village would be able to purchase energy-efficient windows through the Independent Energy Efficiency Program at no cost to taxpayers, said Rivers, state funding requires the village restore the existing original windows in the building.
“Marvin can make windows that will look exactly like what’s there only they’ll be thermal-pane and we’d get them for nothing,”
said Rivers, who expressed his displeasure with the state funding restrictions.
Rivers said he is suggesting a meeting be called with the state Historic Preservation Office in Saratoga Springs to discuss the matter and potentially save thousands of dollars off the price tag for the project, which was last estimated at a little less than $1 million.
The work to be performed includes replacing the existing roof, repairing drainage, chimney work and façade improvements. The restoration would aim to develop the building, at least in part, into a museum of the village's history, which has centered a great deal on the railroad.