Water Project Lowers Cost By $258,000

MAYVILLE — The village is getting a refund on its multi-million water project.

During the Mayville Village Board meeting, Mayor Ken Shearer introduced a resolution reducing the village’s contract with Barton & Loguidice, DPC for professional services for the water system improvement project by $258,000. The subcontracted services fees allowance was reduced from $240,000 to $140,000, the construction phase services was reduced from $518,000 to $365,000 and the subcontracted service fee allowance of $5,000 was eliminated.

The resolution was unanimously approved.

“That is a reduction in services estimated to our water project. It came in under budget so we’re returning $258,000 back … That will come off of our original amount of the project,” said Shearer. “You don’t often see reductions, so that’s nice.”

Shearer said the original cost of the water project was $6.3 million. Work started in 2018 and the project is just about finished.

In other business:

¯ It was announced the annual Doughnuts with Santa event has been canceled.

¯ Mark Perry was appointed to the Planning Board. He takes over the place of James Webb, who passed away.

¯ The board approved the purchase of a bucket truck, which will be paid for through the Electric Depreciation Fund, at a cost of $113,286.

¯ The board approved the disposal of 19 transformers at a cost of $4,261 by TCI of NY, LLC, Coeymans, NY.

¯ The board increased the hourly wage of Douglas Wappat to $30 an hour, due to his successfully completing the four year lineman training program as an electric lineman.

¯ The board authorized the purchase of one 2021 Freightliner water department van at a cost of $69,965 from Fleet Maintenance Inc. of West Seneca.

¯ The board approved a 10 year contract with Spectrum Northeast for the franchise renewal agreement. No comments were made during the public hearing. The agreement permits an annual franchise fee of 5% of the annual gross revenue.


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