Lock Street project original plans change

The Baldwinsville Village Board was prepared to award its lowest bidder, Economy Paving, work on Lock Street roads, but instead rejected the resolution after hearing updates on where the project stands.

Village engineer Steve D’Arcangelo said the desire to create a boulevard and rain garden on Lock Street was dashed with the lowest bid coming in at $1.3 million.

“[It was] higher than what we anticipated and budgeted,” he said at the July 17 meeting.

A redesign with engineering firm Clough Harbor and Associates, LLP has resulted in compromising the original plan to reduce the cost, most of which was associated with the boulevard concept, D’Arcangelo said. Now, reconstruction will be fairly close to Lock Street’s existing footprint.

Parking will be provided on the south side of the road, or east bound lane, which is on the opposite side of where parking is currently being offered, and a leach field, or drainage field, will be installed beneath that parking lane.

“That leach field will take the stormwater from the street and it then recharges the groundwater as opposed to being a discharge to the river,” D’Arcangelo said. “That’s consistent with the Save the Rain program.”

The contract is in its final design and D’Arcangelo said he hopes to review it sometime late this week.

“We’re hoping it will be more in line with the available funding,” he said.

Trustee Mark Wilder said the redesign should not impact the developer’s conceptual design for the development of the property on the river side of Lock Street.

 The board decided to wait until the next meeting to discuss refunding the security deposit received from Cumulus Broadcasting Company for the 95X Fest held June 21 on Paper Mill Island.

"There were no problems with cleanup, but we gave them a board level range of 90 to 100 decibels with a spike of 105 and the report was they were consistently above 100 decibels," said Mayor Richard "Dick" Clarke.

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