CHIP allows for B'ville repairs

Smokey Hollow Road, Brown Street and a few other target areas are scheduled for spot repairs and repaving, thanks to the Consolidated Highway Improvement Program sponsored by New York State. Village Engineer Tim Baker said the village is eligible for $78,049.76 in reimbursements from the CHIP program and, to date, the village has only spent $71,067.61, a majority of which ($67K) was spent milling and repaving Tappan Street. Baker plans to use the remaining $6,900 to spot fix trouble areas in the village including potholes.

The village is only reimbursed for how much it spends. Whatever is not spent out of the $78,049 is kept by the state, so Baker is taking advantage of the reimbursement to complete these projects. Bills must be submitted by Nov. 12, and the village will receive the reimbursement check in February.

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