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(A) The advertised specification for every public works project by the Town of Hamden that is 90% or more of the amount set forth by the Connecticut General Statues, as may be amended, for new construction and/or that is 90% or more of the amount set forth by the Connecticut General Statutes, as may be amended, for remodeling, refinishing, refurbishing, rehabilitation, alteration or repair work, and which requires or involves the employment of mechanics, laborers or workmen employed upon the work contracted to be done, shall contain a provision stating the minimum wages to be paid various classes of laborers, mechanics and workman shall be based upon the wages established by the State through its Department of Labor to be prevailing for the corresponding classes of mechanics, laborers or workmen employed on projects of a character similar to the contract work in the town.
(B) Every contract based upon these specifications shall contain a stipulation that the contractor or his subcontractor shall pay all mechanics, laborers or workmen employed directly upon the site of the work, unconditionally and not less often than once a week, and without subsequent deduction or rebate on any account, the full amount accrued at time of payment, computed at wage rates not less than those stated in the advertised specifications, regardless of any contractual relationship which may be alleged to exist between the contractor or subcontractor and such laborers, mechanics and workmen, and that the scale of wages to be paid shall be posted by the contractor in a prominent and easily accessible place at the site of the work.
(C) Every contract based upon these specifications shall further stipulate that there may be withheld from the contractor so much of accrued payments as may be considered necessary by the town to pay to laborers, mechanics and workmen employed by the contractor or any subcontractor on the work difference between the rates of wages required by the contract to be paid laborers, mechanics or workmen on the work and the rates of wages received by such laborers, mechanics or workmen and not refunded to the contractor, subcontractor or other agents.
(D) Every contract based upon these specifications shall contain the further provision that in the event it is found by the town that any laborer, mechanic or workmen employed by the contractor or any subcontractor directly on the site of the work covered by the contract has been or is being paid a rate of wages less than the rate of wages required by the contract or be paid as aforesaid the town may, by written notice to the contractor, terminate the contract, terminate the contractor's right to proceed with the work or such part of the work as to which there has been a failure to pay said required wages and to prosecute the work to completion by contract or otherwise, and the contractor and his sureties shall be liable to the town for any excess cost occasioned the town thereby.
(Ord. 295, passed 6-5-89; Am. Ord. 602, passed 3-7-11)