City’s Board of Estimate and Contract poised to approve demolition deals

Published Sep 20, 2017 at 4:00pm

The Board of Estimate and Contract will hold a special meeting Thursday morning to approve four professional services agreements for asbestos abatement activities and air monitoring in preparation for demolition of 19 buildings.

The five-member board chaired by the mayor will meet at 9 a.m. in the Common Council chambers at City Hall.

The proposed legislation:

  • A $25,000 agreement with HSE Consulting Services of Cicero for survey and sampling of asbestos.
  • A $25,000 agreement with Gymo Architecture, Engineering, Environmental & Land Surveying of Watertown for project monitoring and air sampling services.
  • A $40,400 agreement with Midlantic Environmental of New Hartford for asbestos abatement.
  • An $8,300 agreement with Eisenbach & Ruhnke Engineering of Utica for asbestos consulting services.

The work is for “buildings slated for rehabilitation, demolition or enforcement action,” the legislation states. The money comes from the city’s annual federal Community Development Block Grant funds.

The properties to be demolished are:

• 406 Ann St.;

• 118-120 Palmer Ave.;

• 116 Byrnes Ave.;

• 304-306 Kossuth St.,

• 618 William St.;

• 103 N. Charles St.;

• 307 Matthew St.;

• 211 Lawrence St.;

• 113 Lawrence St.;

• 109 Lawrence St.;

• 426 W. Court St;

• 115 Lyons St.;

• 113 Second St.;

• 113 N. Madison St.;

• 500 West St.;

• 722 S. James St.;

• 204 N. George St.;

• 408 W. Park St.; and

• 6925 S. James St.