Oct 13, 2008 Margo Frink Uncategorized
The village’s street paving project has come in under budget and additional streets that were pulled from the contract in an effort to keep the cost within budget have been added to the list, said Mayor Todd Rouse.
At the board meeting held Oct. 6 Rouse said the additional streets to be milled and repaved by Ocutto are High Street at First Street and James Street from the Canastota Creek to Peterboro Street. The cost is estimated at $36,000.
Several members of the fire department were in attendance to discuss the triple combination pumper truck that the village will advertise sealed bids for. Bids will be received until noon on Oct. 27, opened and turned over to the truck committee. Rouse said $350,000 has been placed on the bond schedule for the truck.
“If it comes in over bid you will have to decide to increase bonding, fund or throw out the bids,” Rouse said.
Bruce Chandler, volunteer for the department said the committee estimated a cost of about $361,000.
Rouse said he heard figures as high as $420,000.
Trustee Chuck Sweeney said an $11,000 increase in the cost is something they can work with, but $70,000 more is not manageable.
Trustee Ted Lumbrazo added that this new truck, which will replace truck 122, has a life expectancy of 30 years.
The truck committee is expected to report to the village at the Nov. 3 board meting.
In other news
Bids will also go out for gutter and curbing replacement and repair in accordance to the specifications submitted by Myers & Associates.
Fines charged to Queensboro Farm Products for the period of Aug. 1 to Dec. 31 have been suspended based on proof of a contract between Queensboro and its contractor for the installation and successful monitoring of a new system to control pH levels.
Rouse said the pH levels have no effect on the waste water treatment plant but the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System or SPEDES permit that was issued by the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The village has been fining Queensboro in accordance with the DEC. Rouse said the DEC is aware of the fine suspension.
The DPW and the town Highway Department will combine its efforts to complete the rework on the Links Trail after the CSX train derailment. Grading and blacktopping will be done for less than $25,000, paid for by CSX.
The village plans to purchase a stainless steel hopper body spreader at a cost of $9, 195 and a 2009 Ford F350 four-by-four chassis with 11-foot dump box for around $35,000 for the DPW, which are budgeted items.
The board approved a wire transfer of $379,000 to JP Morgan Chase Bank for payment of principal and interest owed on the April 2008 Bruno Road Bond Anticipation Note and $17,000 to JP Morgan Chase Bank on Oct. 15 for principal and interest owed on the 2003 General Obligations Bond.
Village historian David Sadler said he has been nominated by the state Association of Public Historians to run for trustee.
The board will meet again Oct. 20.