Town Administrator Bill Gustus reported to selectmen that insurance was expected to cover most of the building restoration. However, the town had some immediate expenses, such as cleaning the building after the fire, and hiring mechanical engineering help to determine its structural integrity. Expenditures could be up to $40,000 between now and the Oct. 21 town meeting, when an additional appropriation will be sought, he added.
Regarding the handful of town vehicles damaged in the fire, Gustus noted that there is still some question over whether some of the older machines can be repaired at book value. In total, he added it could cost as much as $190,000 to replace the lost equipment.