The town has approved a contract to replace the water main serving residents on McDonald Place and North Bend Road, and is considering work on the Locust Drive sewer line.
“Engineering ventures has reviewed the bids, reviewed the low bid and found it acceptable. The town should meet with the low bidder. We recommend the town issue a notice of award to Northern Snow and Dirt Inc,” Peru Supervisor Peter Glushko said.
Northern Snow and Dirt of New York City, won the contract with the lowest bid of $173,333 for the McDonald Place water lines.
”Our biggest concern is water quality, we've been under the gun forever for water quality; people complaining about water quality in the past, it has gotten better now,” Glushko said. “We're trying to fix that once and for all.”
Superintendent of Water and Sewer, Gregory Timmons, said that a portion of the district he’d still like to see addressed is the sewage project on Locust Drive.
Timmons put before the town board on Monday to also incorporate a small sewer line extension to relocate a man hole about 120 feet to take sewer lines out of “Originally they put allot of lines through back yards, just like the concrete water mains, this is actually underneath the old water main lines, and some of the orangeburg lines that go across two or three properties, because they go across two or three properties and there are a couple of people hooked up to these lines it’s also our problem to do something with these lines if something goes wrong,” Timmons said.
“Rather than digging in someone's back yard every time something goes wrong, we have a solution that could resolve this. I'd like to do something about this now because if he wants to pave this street we aren't digging at fresh pavement again in a year,” Timmons said.
Timmons said the water and sewer department waited to submit the Locust Drive proposal to see what the cost of the project would be.
Timmons estimated the cost of adding 120 to 125 feet of pipe, setting a man hole, and running sewer lines to homes around it with labor would cost about $15,000. Timmons said he hopes to save the town money by having the town separately pay for materials.
“The infrastructure is old and we are trying to update it as best we can, so again we've been having a series of meeting with engineers and trying to get things done and find the money for it. We're going to look at floating a bond which of course the town is going to have to approve it, there will be a public meeting and if anybody voices concern about that we will address that concern. Otherwise we will work with the bond council,” Glushko said.
The board will make a decision about moving forward with the Locust Drive project at a tentative budget meeting and workshop on Oct. 4. The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. and the workshop will follow at 6:45 when the board will make a motion for lines and a motion to hire Darryl & Sons of Plattsburgh to continue work on the Locust Drive sewage line.