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The Telegram
  • Contracts awarded for HCCC renovation, pool projects

  • The Herkimer County Legislature has awarded a contract for architectural services for a renovation project at Herkimer County Community College.

    The legislature voted at a meeting March 20 to award a contract for architectural services for the renovation of the Robert McLaughlin College Center Cafeteria/Alumni Hall at HCCC to CS Arch, of Albany, in the amount of $112,700.

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  • The Herkimer County Legislature has awarded a contract for architectural services for a renovation project at Herkimer County Community College.
    The legislature voted at a meeting March 20 to award a contract for architectural services for the renovation of the Robert McLaughlin College Center Cafeteria/Alumni Hall at HCCC to CS Arch, of Albany, in the amount of $112,700.
    The legislature voted last fall to establish the $1 million project, half of which will be paid for by state funds and the other half with funds coming from the Faculty Student Association with proceeds from its food service contractor. No additional funding is being requested from the county. Nicholas F. Laino, vice president for administration and finance at HCCC, said at that time work on the project will be done from May to August. He said the college cafeteria was built around 1970 and the needs have changed since then. There are currently 625 students in campus housing who are required to purchase a college meal plan in addition to commuters who also use the cafeteria.
    The project will allow the college to accommodate increased usage of the facilities by students, create easier access to the cafeteria by allowing a better flow of traffic and provide for the installation of air conditioning to the area as well as Alumni Hall and provide for some minor renovations to Alumni Hall.
    The legislature also voted to establish a Swimming Pool Filter and Equipment Replacement Project at HCCC in the amount of $120,000. The project will be funded with 50 percent of the local share coming from the Herkimer County College Foundation and 50 percent from the state with no additional funds being requested from the county.
    The legislature also awarded a contract for the project, including engineering services, to Clardon Swimming Pool Service and Excavation Inc., of Schenectady, in the amount of $120,000.
    In other business, the legislature:
    • Set a public hearing for April 3 at 1:45 p.m. on the proposed replacement of equipment in the Herkimer County Sewer District Plant. The legislature is considering the expenditure of $1,640,000 toward the cost of the replacement of the belt filter press, potassium permanganate chemical feed system, the sludge transfer pumps, electrical motors and gear boxes on two sludge conveyors and a line conveyor, the electrical controls together with equipment, apparatus, appurtenances and incidental and ancillary improvements in connection with the sewer district. The estimated annual cost to the typical property owner in the district would be $9.23. The hearing will be conducted in the county legislative chambers.
    • Authorized a lease agreement with Castle Enterprises of Herkimer, LTD., for the former Wards building at 320 N. Prospect St., Herkimer, to house the Working Solutions One Stop Career Center. The lease will run from Jan. 1, 2013, until Dec. 31, 2015.
    • Reappointed the following as members of the Workforce Investment Board through Dec. 31, 2016: James W. Wallace, Jr., Herkimer County administrator; Mark Feane, executive director of the Herkimer County Industrial Development Agency; Mark Vivacqua, superintendent of Herkimer BOCES; and Robin O’Brien, executive director of U.S. Care Systems, Inc.
    Page 2 of 2 - • Appointed Jennifer Crandall, human resource manager at Burrows Paper Company, to the Workforce Investment Board. This appointment is effective through Dec. 31, 2016.
    • Reappointed German Flatts Town Supervisor Frank P. Spatto to the Herkimer County Sewer District Board. His term is effective from Feb. 1, 2013, to Feb. 28, 2015. The legislature also approved a resolution adopted by the Herkimer County Sewer District Board to appoint Spatto to the position of board chairman.
    • Authorized a catering contract for the Meals on Wheels and Congregate Meals programs for the West Winfield area for the period from April 1, 2013, to March 31, 2014. Red Door Dairy Store, LLC, will provide up to 60 meals a day.
    • OK’d the purchase of a 2008 Western Star 10-Wheel dump truck for the Herkimer County Highway Department. Tracey Road Equipment, of East Syracuse, submitted the lone bid. The county agreed to pay $84,497 ($87,699 minus $2,712 for trade-in) for the truck.
    • Increased the annual salary of the district attorney from $140,300 to $146,000 effective April 1 due to state legislation mandating the salary of a county district attorney must be equal to or higher than the salary for a county judge.
    • Appointed Vincent J. Bono as a representative of Herkimer County on the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Management Authority to fill a vacancy. The term will expire Dec. 31, 2013.
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