MOHAWK - Town officials are considering replacing the roof on the highway garage and paving the town hall parking lot, which was damaged by flooding last year.
Supervisor Greg Rajkowski told the Town Board recently that no bids were received for the highway garage roof project.
Highway Superintendent William Holvig said the town will have to seek bids again for the project.
He said the town has several options, including a silicone coating that can last 50 years.
"I think the best thing to do is to replace the roof," Holvig told the board.
He also said town officials may want to consider repaving the town hall parking lot, which is deteriorating and was damaged further in last year's storm and flooding damage.
"We have to do something with that," Holvig said. "It's all cracked, it's been bad. It has been there a long time. The blacktop is brittle and it has aged. And then you've got the flooding, which saturates it."
The highway official said he sent a claim to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which indicated it can reimburse the town $22,000 for storm damages.
Holvig said he thinks the lot project should be put out to bid. He said the town could do preparatory work, removing blacktop and putting down a base material, although it would be advantageous to have a paving contractor do the final work.
Holvig said the highway roof and lot paving probably can be advertised for bids together.
Rajkowski said the town had $106,000 in bills from the flooding, and the Selective Flood Insurance Co. provided the town about 75 percent of that already. He said the company still has to cover about $20,000 of the claim.
Rajkowski said the town can seek bids, but suggested it wait to do work until it receives reimbursement money.
Councilman Tony Bruno said the town might be waiting until September before it gets financing resolved.
"We filed everything properly and everything is on time," Rajkowski said.
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