Multiple Projects Scheduled to Begin this Fall in City

October 20, 2016

HORNELL, NY – At Thursday morning’s monthly Board of Public Works meeting Hornell mayor Shawn Hogan gave a brief overview of the projects scheduled to begin this fall.

Bids for the new Shawmut Park biking trail have been received and the low bidder was Dolomite (formerly AL Blades). Because the bids exceeded the engineer’s estimates by $126,000, the city reached out to the state for financial assistance, who complied, leaving the local share at an unchanged $80,000 or 20%. Weather permitting Dolomite hopes to begin brush clearing this fall.

Also in the works for this fall is the replacement of the snow storage building at the airport with a new quonset hut type structure. According to DPW head Mitch Cornish the contracts are out, the engineers are going over the contracts to make sure the bonds are in place, and finally the entire process is reviewed by the FAA who will give the green light.

Hogan questioned the status of the new phosphate removal building. Water treatment plant head Rich Dunning replied that the footer boards and pad are in place, electrical, water, and waste are roughed in and they are ready to receive the building by November 15.

And lastly the board passed a resolution to extend the contract for solid waste disposal for the Hyland Facility for another five years. Hogan said that this is a win, win for both the city and Hyland.