$1.3M in paving, dam bids considered

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council will consider approval of $1.3 million worth of paving and dam reconstruction bids at its business meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall.

In action items, the council will consider accepting $408,795 worth of bids from Peckham Road Corp. of Queensbury, Warren County, in a street resurfacing contract.

Sealed, written bids to pave certain city streets were opened Monday. The maximum total amount to be expended for the resurfacing program in the city this year is $446,012.

A temporary list of city streets to be paved this construction season are: Maplewood Avenue – North Perry Street to Parkwood Avenue; North Perry Street – from Washington Street to Baker Street; Pleasant Avenue – from Irving Street to Hoffman Street; all of West Decker Street; all of Baker Street; South Market Street — from Main Street to Madison Avenue; and West Montgomery Street – from Miller to Perry Street.

In other business Monday, the council will consider an $864,583 agreement with Carver Construction Inc. of the town of Ephratah for a dam rehabilitation project at Cork Center Reservoir. The city Water Board had opened bids June 6, approving the Carver contract June 12.

Cork Center, a slow sand filtration plant, is the city of Johnstown Water Department’s main reservoir. It is located between Route 29 and Watershed Road in the town of Johnstown. The reservoir dam has accumulated steep grading and there has been consistently poor drainage at the site.

Elsewhere on the agenda, the council will hear public speakers, review claims and accounts, listen to liaison/city official reports, solicit council discussion, and note announcement of upcoming city events.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at [email protected]

By Patricia Older

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