Village getting new site plan for sidewalk project
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.
The intersection of Main and Partition streets in the village of Saugerties, N.Y.