SILVER CREEK - Phase II of the waterline replacement project is a go in the village of Silver Creek. The village board met for a special meeting Tuesday to approve a bid for the second part of the water project.
The village received eight sealed bids at its regular meeting Monday: Bisone Construction $812,150, Mar-Wal Construction of Depew $969,500, Pilon Construction of Albion $874,000, C & C Contractors of Lancaster $874,000, Fairway Contracting of Orchard Park $1,109,000, S. St. George Enterprises of Fredonia $994,350, JD Northrup Construction of Ellicottville $848,575 and Occhino Corp of West Seneca for $991,836.
GHD Project Manager Dave Rowlinson said the village received many good bids.
"We got a very good spread from high to low. We got some very good numbers ... These unit prices are lower than last year's phase I," he said.
The board passed the resolution to accept the lowest bid from Bisone Construction.
Rowlinson said the company received rave reviews from references from Mt. Vernon Sewer District and Town of Lancaster, which said they did great work and would work with them again.
The entire project will replace the more than 110-year-old water lines on 21 streets in the village over the course of three years. The 2-inch water lines will be replaced with standard, 4-inch water lines, improving the flow and pressure of water in the system.
In some areas of the village, the present system does not meet current public health standards for minimum water pressure or required fire-flow standards.
The village is financing the project through a short-term (up to 5 years), market-rate loan from the Environmental Facilities Corp. (EFC) through New York's Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. The village was able to obtain a less-expensive interest rate on its $3.5 million loan through this program.
Bids were opened for Phase I last August and out of the 11 bids the contract was awarded to C & C Contractors Inc. for $797,750. C & C recently completed the work on Phase I.
The board will next meet June 4.