Johnstown Common Council to look at bid for paving

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council will consider accepting a paving bid from a Schenectady County firm at its meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall.

The season is underway for the resurfacing of certain city streets, and the council is poised to accept a $289,530 bid from Empire Paving of Duanesburg.

It was not known Friday how many city streets will be paved this summer or where. City Engineer Christopher Vose, who couldn’t be reached this week, told the council in June he didn’t wish to divulge at that time the potential streets list.

“I haven’t seen it yet,” Mayor Vern Jackson said Friday.

Officials said the total funds available for city paving is $363,506 for fiscal year 2019-20. The state Department of Transportation has notified the city that $279,861 is available through Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program, or CHIPs, funding. The city also has the following funds available for paving: $19,764.17 rollover from the 2018-19 CHIPS capital funding; and $63,881.09 from PAVE NY.

In other business Monday night, the council will consider a resolution establishing a standard work day for city government employees to correctly report information to the state Retirement System.

The council will review a proposed resolution to declare itself lead agency for the state Environmental Quality Review of the city’s proposed Townsend Avenue Bridge reconstruction project.

Another resolution is on the agenda allows the council to advertise for requests for proposals until Aug. 9 for an independent, certified public account to audit a city document.

Other routine parts of the council agenda include: the public speaker portion, approval of claims and accounts, reports by city officials and liaisons, and announcements by Jackson.

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

By Kerry Minor

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