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.