City’s Board of Estimate approves nearly $1.8M contract for street repairs

Published Jul 14, 2017 at 4:00pm

The city’s Board of Estimate and Contract Thursday approved contracting with Barrett Paving Materials for almost $1.8 million for this year’s street repair project.

The board voted 5-0 to give the contract to the company at $1,789,425. The Roseland, NJ-based company was the low bidder.

The list for this year’s cold milling and resurfacing project includes 46 sections of streets across all seven wards of the city. There are no street reconstructions on the list this year.

The work could start as soon as next week. The project’s completion date will be Oct. 20.

The board also amended a contract with SYMO Architecture, Engineering, and Land Surveying of Watertown for project monitoring, air sampling and analysis services for abatement work at the former Woodhaven apartment complex, which will undergo major demolition this year.

The initial deal was for $30,000. The amended deal is for up to $175,000. The company miscalculated how much time it would take to do the work, so the wage estimates were updated, increasing the project cost. The financing for this work comes from a state grant, so the increase will not cost the city any more money.

The board approved retaining the services of Roy Teitsworth, the Geneseo-based auction company, for internet auctions of city vehicles and equipment for a year with two one-year extensions.

The deal includes a percentage fee the company earns for each item: 15 percent of items sold for up to $999.99, 10 percent for items sold between $1,000 and $9,999.99, 8 percent for items sold at $10,000 to $24,999.99, 7 percent for items sold at $25,000 to $49.999.99 and 6 percent for items sold for $50,000 or more.