LILY DALE - The Town of Pomfret is going forward with the North End Water District.
At its recent meeting, the town board voted to award the bid for the work to S. St. George Enterprises of Fredonia for $3,645,699.
Gerald Summe, corporate vice president, and Robert Klavoon, project manager for the North End Water District, from Wendel recommended the board award the contract at the maximum level. Acting now means that the price is locked in before any price increases.
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Left to right: Gerald Summe and Robert Klavoon from Wendel present recommendations for the water project to the Pomfret Town Board.
Summe said, "The good news is the board still gets time to look at this."
The board discussed the cost of extending the line to the west end of Webster Road for 15 potential households.
Councilman David Penharlow said, "I bet it's a big deal to the 15 households."
Councilwoman Ann Eckman said, "I believe, and I am late to this, if we break their trust on phase one, the entire project loses credibility."
Those at the board meeting unanimously approved awarding the bid. Councilwoman Patricia Christina was absent from the meeting.
According to Town Clerk Roberta Valentine, packets of information concerning the water project have been sent out to the households affected.
Klavoon set up meetings for the potential Phase 1 water customers. Separate meetings are being held for commercial business and residential customers on Oct. 25 at Fredonia High School auditorium. Commercial business customers will meet at 6 p.m. and residential customers at 7 p.m.
Customers will learn what items they are responsible for, and will have an opportunity to ask questions. Klavoon also asked those who have easements to bring them to the meeting.
Former councilman George Civiletto who attended the meeting said afterwards, "I want to thank the board for all their work. They asked us questions, and they are working to take care of all the people."
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