FARMINGTON — Mold is growing and spreading on Sheetrock at one end of the Farmington Police Department garage, which has three bays and a mechanical room.

The garage was built in 2012.

Police noticed the mold on the walls of the last bay that abuts the mechanical room about a month ago, Deputy Police Chief Shane Cote said. There is also mold and mildew on the walls of the mechanical room and a short hallway that leads to it.

The cruisers are washed in that bay during colder months, but during the summer cruisers are washed outside, he said.

It is the only section of the garage that does not have metal covering the walls.

Part of the problem is there is no heating, ventilation or air conditioning, Cote said.

No mold appeared to be visible behind the metal walls when it was checked, he noted.

The town is advertising for bids for the removal and replacement of water-damaged, molded Sheetrock.

Bid packets are available at the Town Office. The bids need to be sent to the Farmington Municipal Building at 153 Farmington Falls Road no later than 3 p.m. on July 31. Bids will be opened at 3 p.m. and read aloud in the Municipal Building Conference Room.

The sealed bids need to be clearly marked Police Garage Repair Bid.

If there are any questions on the bidding process, people are asked to contact Town Manager Richard Davis at 778-6538.

If there are any questions about the specifications of the project, Cote can be reached at 778-6311.

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Mold is growing on Sheetrock on an end wall of one bay, a short hallway and in a mechanical room at the Farmington Police Department garage. The town is soliciting bids to replace water-damaged, molded Sheetrock.

Mold is growing on Sheetrock on the end of one of three garage bays, a short hallway and a mechanical room at the Farmington Police Department garage. The town is seeking bids to replace water-damaged, molded Sheetrock. 

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