Vil­lage get­ting new site plan for side­walk project

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS - By Wil­liam J. Kem­ble [email protected]­manon­line.com

SAUGER­TIES, N.Y. >> The Vil­lage Board has au­tho­rized pay­ing Al­bany-based en­gi­neer­ing firm Maser Con­sult­ing $15,000 to de­velop a re­vised site plan for a side­walk project be­cause bids for the work came in too high.

The project calls for blue­stone side­walk to be re­placed on sec­tions of Main and Par­ti­tion streets.

Fed­eral aid will cover 80 per­cent of the $15,000 be­ing paid to Maser. The vil­lage will have to pay the re­main­ing $3,000.

“We’re re­ally be­tween a rock and a hard place, and we re­ally have no choice,” Trustee Terry Parisian said of the need for a re­vised site plan.

The side­walk project is ex­pected to cost about $250,000, and also will be 80 per­cent fed­er­ally funded, and ini­tially was to en­com­pass about 500 feet of Main Street and 400 feet of Par­ti­tion Street, near where the two streets in­ter­sect.

The only bid for the work, sub­mit­ted in Oc­to­ber, was from J. Mullen and Son of Sauger­ties for $460,518.

Vil­lage of­fi­cials ex­pect the re­vised plan will limit the work to the south side of Main Street.

Vil­lage Spe­cial Pro­jects Co­or­di­na­tor Alex Wade said pre­vi­ously that costs were driven up by Amer­i­cans With Dis­abil­i­ties Act re­quire­ments in­volv­ing curb cuts on a sloped sec­tion of Par­ti­tion Street.

FILE PHOTO BY TONY ADAMIS

The in­ter­sec­tion of Main and Par­ti­tion streets in the vil­lage of Sauger­ties, N.Y.

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