SHERIDAN - Cope Builders has been cleared to begin work Monday on the town courthouse and office renovations to the former St. John Bosco Church building.
During Thursday's Sheridan Town Board meeting, the official notice to proceed on the project was approved. Starting Monday, the construction work must be completed within 45 days.
Councilman Richard Feinen announced the asbestos abatement project for the courthouse, which was required to be completed before construction could begin, was officially finished.
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During Thursday’s Sheridan Town Board meeting, the official notice to proceed on the town courthouse renovations was approved. Cope Builders will have 45 days from this Monday to complete the work. Pictured, from left: Councilwomen Amy Farnham and Colleen Yerico.
"We're going to have to put out a request for different proposals (RFPs) for the drywall, heating, air conditioning, electrical, lighting, carpentry, plumbing and painting, so we can keep this moving," Renovations Committee member and project manager Glenn Reed said. "I just wanted to suggest we start to think about that."
"We could advertise after our workshop (on Jan. 6), and have a special meeting for then, so we can open up the RFPs on Jan. 16 (during our regular meeting)," Feinen suggested. "I think it's a little premature to put them out this month."
The scope of Cope Builders' work entails wall framing, a jury box, concrete ramps, landings, gypsum walls and ceilings, doors and windows.
Also during the meeting, representatives from ProQuip International Inc. of Dunkirk gave a presentation to the board on its business and potential services it can offer to Sheridan. ProQuip is a "green" consulting and engineering business that provides incentive-eligible LED lighting and solar technology solutions for customers.
The board reappointed John Yerico to the Town Planning and Zoning Board, with a term ending Dec. 31, 2018.
Town Clerk Julie Szumigala informed the board that the New York State Department of Transportation officially approved the town's request to establish a speed limit of 45 miles per hour on Center Road from Route 20 to a point a half a mile to the north. The town was concerned a recently granted use variance would increase traffic close by there, where a playground is also located.
Szumigala also announ-ced the town court handled 294 cases in November, 283 of which were Vehicle and Traffic Law cases. The court collected $34,790 during that time.
The board approved a resolution to establish a highway equipment capital reserve fund. A total of $30,000 remaining in a separate account was transferred over to the reserve fund.
Councilwoman Amy Farnham presided over the meeting in the absence of Supervisor Louis Delmonte.
The next regular meeting is Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the community center. A special meeting will be held Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. in the town offices to possibly vote on putting out the RFPs on the courthouse project's additional work. A workshop will follow afterward
Town officials who were up for election this past November will take their oaths of office Jan. 2 at the town hall at 6 p.m., with Town Justice Peter Smith presiding. A quorum of the board will be present, but no meeting will be held and no town-related business will be conducted, other than the swearing in of officials.
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