Engineering agreement reached

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council on Tuesday authorized entering into a $7,200 agreement with C.T. Male Associates to provide engineering services for the city’s 2021 Streets Resurfacing Program.

The resolution approved at City Hall notes the Latham firm is among engineering firms chosen by the New York State County Highway Superintendents Association through a Local Design Services Agreement Program and a resultant consultant list.

Officials said the street resurfacing program includes milling and resurfacing of selected city streets, and installation of handicapped accessible ramps where necessary on each resurfaced street.

Proposed 2021 streets to be resurfaced are: Market Street — from East Fulton Street to Washington Street; Monroe Street — from E. Fulton Street to Woodward Avenue; South Kingsboro Avenue (overlay only) — from East Fulton Street to Clyde Street; Maple Street — from Beaver Street to Addison Street; Bloomingdale Avenue — from Park Terrace Elementary School to Maple Street; Prospect Avenue – from East Boulevard to the city line; Oakland Avenue — from East Boulevard to the city line; Fox Street — from East Fulton Street to Oakland Avenue; Fifth Avenue — from North Main Street to Kingsboro Avenue; West Street — from West Fulton Street to Spring Street; Middle Street — from North Main Street to Elm Street; East Ninth Avenue — from Burlington Street to Kingsboro Avenue; East 10th Avenue — from Kingsboro Avenue to Glenwood Avenue; Burlington Avenue — from East 10th Avenue to East Ninth Avenue; Glove Street (overlay only); North Main Street — from West Eighth Avenue to West 11th Avenue; William Street – from McKinley Place to Bleecker Street; and Elk Street Park path — to Washington Street.

In other action Tuesday:

∫ The council voted to seek bids for tree removal services in the city until 10 a.m. April 22 at City Hall.

∫ Finance Commissioner Tammie Weiterschan was authorized to execute 2020 budget modifications for various departments. They included increasing legal fees by $4,600.

∫ Weiterschan was empowered to accept two $11,150 in insurance checks for light pole damage. The city received two insurance checks from the New York Municipal Insurance Reciprocal for damages sustained to two separate light poles during snow removal Jan. 16.

∫ The council passed a resolution authorizing Mayor Vincent DeSantis to enter into a contract with Little Huskies Football League Inc. from June to November.

“This is for use of Littauer Field,” DeSantis said.

∫ The city executed an agreement with Tyler Technologies Inc. of Yarmouth, Me. for software and support of the city’s primary financial software in the Finance Department.

∫ A resolution was approved to purchase a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado work truck for the city Department of Public Works from Mangino Chevrolet for $34,902.

∫ DeSantis was authorized to accept a $42,720 proposal from Livingston Energy Group for installation of four electric vehicle charging stations. New York State Energy Research and Development Authority incentives cover 100 percent of the cost of the stations. The total client portion for equipment and software will total $2,320 for the first year, and all subsequent years totaling $1,220.

∫ The council passed a resolution to seek bids from qualified contractors for planned Myers Park gazebo improvements. Bids will be accepted until 10 a.m. April 22 at City Hall.

∫ Outdoor Designs LLC was awarded a $32,710 low bid for 2021 lawn maintenance in the city.

∫ A resolution passed authorizing Weiterschan to execute a $50,000 budget modification to pay the deposit for the Wood & Hyde building purchase. The council in January had approved purchase of the property at 68 Wood St. and 18 W. Ninth Ave. The city’s contingency account will be reimbursed the $50,000 once the reserve fund for the DPW building is released and the purchase of the real property is complete.

By Patricia Older