Cornetta’s Iron Horse on the Boston-Providence highway is scheduled for renovation with the present structure being increased in size by more than 50 percent.

Kitchen facilities will be increased with a gift shop and banquet hall being added. John Cornetta told the Board of Selectmen Tuesday that the work will begin in 10 to 15 days. The work will require four months, he estimated.

The existence of a Town sewer easement behind Cornetta’s may present a problem and Town Manager Walter A. Blasenak with Engineer Robert A. Hamilton will meet with Architect William Galvin and arrive at the best solution.

Some 60 feet of the new proposed building would be constructed over the present sewer and several alternatives are possible, although the building size has already been determined.

The Town may abandon the present easement and take another with the sewer being moved, or manholes may be erected in the present sewer. In any event, Cornetta’s must assume the entire cost which has been estimated at $250 to $3800 depending on the amount of sewer, if any, to be moved, and how many manholes, if any, are constructed.

In the event the building is constructed over the sewer, Cornetta’s will be required to file an indemnification bond with the town to cover any possible cost of maintenance in the future.



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