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City to bid for paving RFPs

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council voted Monday night to advertise until Aug. 10 for annual street resurfacing bids.

The resolution passed by the council at City Hall notes the city needs to resurface certain city strEets each year to maintain the streets in an acceptable condition.

The state Department of Transportation has notified the city that $341,597 has been appropriated for Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) capital funding for Johnstown for the 2021-22 state fiscal year.

Johnstown also has the following funds available for paving: $168,927 rollover from 2020-21 CHIPS capital funding; $108,546 from PAVE NY; and $69.915 from Extreme Winter Recovery (EWR) funds.

Total funds available to the city for paving in state fiscal year 2021-22 is $686,987.

A total of $175,542 is allocated for the Miller Street Bridge Project, and the North and South Chase Street Culvert project.

The council voted to advertise to accept sealed written bids for the resurfacing of city streets until 11 a.m. Aug. 10, at which time bids will be opened in the City Clerk’s Office. The city reserves the right to reject any, and all, bids.

In a related matter, the council accepted bids for certain infrastructure replacement in the city. Sealed written bids for the following infrastructure replacements were opened on May 12: South Chase Street Culvert; North Chase Street Culvert; and the Miller Street Bridge.

City Engineer Christopher Vose noted the Miller Street Bridge has been closed for some time, but the city may finally have the funding to get that replacement and the “deteriorating” culvert work done.

“That’s what this is for,” Vose said.

He said the city received $717,000 to cover the “touring routes” in the city – state routes maintained by the municipalities.

The council approved a resolution accepting the bid of Jablonski Excavating Inc. in St. Johnsville in the amount of $893,000.00 for the infrastructure work. Four bidders submitted, with one firm — Weldstream LLC — not bidding for the full project.

“The materials are covered in other grants,” Vose said.

Mayor Vern Jackson was authorized to execute a contract with Jablonski Excavating for the replacement of the infrastructures in the city.

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