Sewer project bid gets approved

The $334K project for South Main

GLOVERSVILLE — The city awarded a $333,750 bid for a trunk sewer replacement project on South Main Street. The bid is $300,000 under the anticipated budget for the sewer work that will be paid for through a $750,000 federal grant award.

The city in 2017 received a $750,000 Community Development Block Grant to replace deteriorated sections of sewer main along the Cayadutta Creek on South Main Street. The city was awaiting the completion of environmental reviews, including review by the Army Corps of Engineers, before awarding a contract on the project.

The Common Council on Nov. 26 awarded a $333,750 contract for the sewer trunk replacement to Jablonski Excavating. Jablonski was determined to be the lowest qualified bidder with additional bids coming in from CFI Construction for $389,570 and Bellamy Construction for $439,990.

The scope of the work that will commence in the spring will include the combination of several sewer lines, which will eliminate some lines, and the installation of approximately 300 feet of new sewer line in an area along the Cayadutta Creek where there was previously a catastrophic sewer line failure.

The bid awarded by the Common Council came in about $300,000 under the anticipated amount. The city may be able to use the remaining grant funds for an additional project, although the federal funding award can only be used for sewer related projects.

The city’s grant writer Nicholas Zabawsky plans to contact the state to discuss potential uses for the remaining grant funds. To identify potentially needed projects, the city is currently waiting to receive the results of a trunk sewer study from C.T. Male Associates.

The Common Council awarded C.T. Male a $100,000 contract to inspect, inventory and assess the condition of the trunk sewer system in June 2018. The city plans to use the results of the study as the basis to apply for additional grant funding for future sewer related projects.

In other news, the Common Council authorized the city to purchase 10 historical signs with posts and brackets from Barney’s Sign Company in Johnstown for $6,000. The balance will be paid from funds earmarked in the city budget for economic development.

Fulton County Historian and Director of the Fulton County Museum Samantha Hall-Saladino will design graphics to be incorporated into the signs along with photographs and descriptive text that will be laid out by students at Gloversville High School. This work will be performed at no cost to the city.

Once complete the signs will be installed at 10 historic sites around the city that have not yet been announced.


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