GETTING THE JOB DONE — The Concord Town Board discusses gravel bids, during its May 9 meeting. Pictured, from left: Board Member Paul Salzler, Board Member William Snyder III, Board Member Deborah King, Board Member James Krezmien, Concord Supervisor Gary Eppolito, Attorney Deborah Barone, Highway Superintendent Dennis Daines and Town Clerk Darlene Schweikert. Photo by Justin Graham.
The Concord Town Board focused its May 9 meeting on the town highway department, which is preparing for its warm weather activities.
The gravel bids were opened and accepted.
Various sizes of gravel will be utilized, by the town. These products will be obtained from Waterman’s Gravel LLC, Gernatt Asphalt Productions and County Line Stone.
Bank run gravel, screened gravel, crusher run gravel, topsoil, limestone, surge rock and unscreened topsoil were among the items for which the highway department accepted bids.
Highway superintendent Dennis Dains announced that all trucks and plow equipment have been steam cleaned and prepared for storage. All town roads have been swept; a total of 14 days were spent, sweeping 25 miles of town-owned roads.
The annual spring road inspection has been completed. This outlined the work for asphalt hot patching and drag paving, for this year. In addition, the town park baseball diamonds have been rolled.
The highway department has received a request from the Springville Volunteer Fire Department, to utilize the town’s roller on Fireman’s Park at Nason’s Boulevard.
Dains also announced that the highway department received notification from the New York State Department of Transportation about the increase in Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program allotment, for this year.
The town received a total of $56,699. Concord’s allotment has increased by approximately $12,000, from last year’s total of approximately $44,500. Dains said that he has “seen an increase, for the first time since 2007.”
In other board matters:
– The dog control, nutrition site and fire department reports were presented and accepted.
– A notice to proceed with the Craneridge sewer project was approved. Mark Alianello, PE consulting engineer, said that the construction, which will include the installation of a new galvanized center well, building modification and restoration and connections for existing piping, is estimated to cost $40,000.
– The Erie County Assessor’s Association informed the board that it will request that the state Legislature define fiber optic cable as part of the outside plant.
– The board approved improvements to the waste water treatment plant.
– Kelli Rumfola was appointed as a member of the Concord Library Board of Trustees.
– William Nellis, who served, for many years, as the town of Concord assessor, will be retiring.
– The Fiddlers Green Park concert series will commence on May 31, with an appearance by Elvis performer Terry Buckwald. The evening will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Call Concord Town Clerk Darlene Schweikert at 592-4948, for a complete schedule.
The next Concord Town Board meeting will be held on June 13 at 7 p.m.