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Norfolk awards final contract in $5 million sewer project

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NORFOLK — Town officials are finally ready to get started on a $5 million sewer project that includes a new plant on County Route 38 just past West Main Street.

The Town Council last week awarded the fifth and final contract for the project, which also will involve relining the sewer mains. The puzzle’s last piece — collection-system rehabilitation — will be performed by T.J. Fiacco Construction, Norwood, for $833,300. Town officials had set a $5.9 million budget for the project.

“Contract five with the collection system, we rebid that and the price dropped from $1,006,000 to $833,300,” said Aaron B. Jarvis, town engineer. “Because of that savings, we’ll have some money to put things back in the mechanical and electrical contracts. We’re still maintaining $294,000 in contingency, which is a reasonable amount for a $5 million budget construction.”

The town board initially awarded four contracts in late February, but had to alter some of the costs following a special meeting in April.

The first contract, involving general construction, went to Danko Construction Corp., Massena, at a cost of $3,267,000. The second deals with mechanical construction and will be performed by Perras Excavating Inc., Massena, for $580,000.

The third contract entails plumbing work for $26,700 from Norwood Plumbing Inc. The fourth contract deals with electrical work by Watson Electric for $405,000, which later dropped to $366,000.

The collection system work initially was awarded to Branon Construction Co. Inc., Plattsburgh, for $1,353,000. Due to changes in costs, the work was put out for another bid.

The council also agreed to spend $3,500 for an engineering report on creating a new Norfolk water district after a majority of potential district residents voted in favor of it. The proposed water district would consist of 95 properties on Cook Street, Hidy Avenue and Hough Road.

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