City approves contracts for bridge rehab, replacement work

Mac Bullock
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Posted 3/30/19

The city signed contracts worth more than $500,000 for bridge rehabilitation in this week’s meeting of the Board of Estimate and Contract. The board, comprised of Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo, Common …

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City approves contracts for bridge rehab, replacement work

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The city signed contracts worth more than $500,000 for bridge rehabilitation in this week’s meeting of the Board of Estimate and Contract.

The board, comprised of Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo, Common Council President Stephanie Viscelli, and several of the mayor’s department heads, met Thursday morning in the council chambers at City Hall, 198 N. Washington St.

A $225,700 contract with M.J. Engineering and Land Surveying of Clifton Park was approved for design services related to the rehabilitation of the Floyd Avenue bridge that crosses the Mohawk River near MVCC.

A bridge on Seifert Road over Wood Creek will be completely replaced.

The city aproved a contract with LaBella Associates of Rochester for designs for the project for $262,700.

The city recieved $1.475 million for the Floyd Avenue bridge and $1.868 million for the Seifert Road connector through the state’s BRIDGE NY program in November.

Mayor Izzo said at that time that the bridges were “approaching their useful life maintenance” and were “long-term issues.”

In January, the Common Council authorized the city to bond for $5.4 million for the bridge projects, though Councilor Kimberly Rogers, R-3, said she expected the city to only bond for around $211,000, citing the city’s total $4.7 million BRIDGE NY award.

Rogers has also said that construction on the bridges should take place in 2020.

The board also authorized the purchase of nearly $200,000 in chemical agents for the city’s water system.

The city will pay:

$108,000 to the Holland Company of Massachusetts for aluminum sulfate over two years, for water purification.

$45,350 to Shannon Chemical of Pennsylvania for zinc orthophosphate, for corrosion control.

$37,500 to JCI Jones Chemical of Florida for liquid chlorine, for water purification.

Board members voted to advertise bids for cleanup at the Rome Turney site at 109 Canal Street, as well.

The city has sought to redevelop the former radiator manufacturing site for years, and earlier this month authorized Moore Land of Rome to survey the property, indicating its impending sale to a developer.

Valley Signs of Clayville will provide the city with two signs for city parks, as well — the board inked a $4,018.96 agreement for the “supply, delivery and installation” of the signs Thursday morning.

Also approved by the Board of Estimate and Contract:

Two resolutions authorizing budget transfers.

A resolution authorizing the city to advertise bids for the West Dominick Pedestrian Art Plaza project.

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