The Board of Selectmen has authorized the town to retain Milone & MacBroom as engineers for the track, field and parking lot improvement project at Canton High School.
Under the $121,900 contract, the firm will further document existing conditions and boundaries, design development plans, guide the town through regulatory approvals, develop final plans and specifications, assist with the bidding process and provide services during construction.
By unanimous vote Wednesday, selectmen agreed to waive bid requirements for the services.
Permanent Municipal Building Committee member David Madigan told selectmen that the committee and Board of Education were both happy with the initial work the firm had done with the plan.
Madigan also reiterated recent sentiments from school officials that the hope is to get the project ready for summer construction so it could be completed some time in the fall. Land-use approval is still needed and Madigan acknowledged that any snares could easily derail the schedule but said the town should at least try.
“I think there’s a lot of enthusiasm around the project and if we could deliver this summer, I think the town would be pleased,” Madigan said.
Voters approved the 3.6-million project by a vote of 3,034 to 2,112 on Election Day.