Feb 25, 2009 Russ Tarby Uncategorized
In December the Liverpool Village Board of Trustees began the process of soliciting bids from contractors for sewer repairs along three blocks of Fourth Street. Now that a contract has been awarded to J.J. Lane, a town of Salina-based business, the trustees voted on Monday Feb. 23 to also have Lane repair clogged and broken sewer lines on Tamarack Street.
A half-million dollars left over from last year’s replacement of sewer mains on Tulip and Oswego streets will be used for this year’s repairs on the 600, 700 and 900 blocks of Fourth Street, and now on Tamarack Street as well. The affected neighborhoods will have their sewer mains and house laterals replaced.
“We found out we had a problem on Tamarack Street, and we have to fix it,” said Mayor Marlene Ward. She estimated that the village will have to budget about $40,000 of new money to finish the work.
Village DPW Superintendent Bill Asmus has also secured funds from the state’s Consolidated Street and Highway Improvement Program for curbing and gutter work on the 600 and 700 blocks of Fourth Street.
Monday the board OKed the Tamarack work which will cost $87,550, plus a fee not to exceed $14,000 for engineering design work by the municipal engineering firm Clough Harbour & Associates.
The board also approved the curbing and gutter work on Fourth Street at a cost of $96,000.
J.J. Lane hopes to start its work in late March, said Trustee Nick Kochan.
Rich DeGuida, an engineer with Clough Harbour, estimated that it should take about a week to repair the sewers on each block.
In 2007, the village government had bonded for $2.5 million to pay for replacement of its 78-year-old sanitary sewer system, but Adhan Piping Co. of Cortland was awarded the contract after submitting a low bid of $1.1 million.
The sewer mains and laterals connected to each house along Oswego and Tulip streets were completed by mid-summer 2008.
Village property owners are being levied about $150 per unit annually to pay off the debt service on the $2.5 million bond which could run up to 30 years.
Throughout the village, tree-root incursion has left the sewer’s old clay pipes “in real bad shape,” DeGuida said. The new pipes are PVC (polyvinyl chloride), which is considered inexpensive, impenetrable and long-lasting.
LPD made 13 DWI arrests in January
According to a memo from Liverpool Police Chief William Becker provided to the village board of trustees at their Feb. 23 meeting, officers issued 336 citations for violations of the state’s vehicle and traffic laws during the first month of 2009.
Officers also made 13 arrests for driving while intoxicated in January, while writing 37 parking tickets and investigating seven traffic accidents.
Police made 442 residential checks during the month and investigated 178 complaints and 78 criminal charges which resulted in 35 arrests.