Fredonia board awards bid for filtration plant’s garage roof

The village of Fredonia’s water filtration plant will soon have a new roof installed on its upper and lower garages.

The Fredonia Village Board awarded the project to Lake Erie Roof & Siding Company, a local business in Fredonia, during its meeting Monday. The roof replacement will cost $7,600.

A resolution was previously passed in October that provided for the financing of the garage roof replacement. That was a re-appropriation of funds in the budget for a generator at the Webster Road water tank.

“It’s been a long time coming for that project,” Mayor Stephen Keefe said. “It’s nice to get that taken care of.”

Village Administrator Richard St. George said at a previous meeting that he was told the project will take a week to finish.

Two other bids came in for the roof replacement from Yanik’s Home Improve-ments of Jamestown (also for $7,600) and A.W. Farrell & Son Inc. of Dunkirk (for $13,355). The board decided on Lake Erie Roof & Siding since it was a local company.

Also during the meeting, the 2014 schedule for the Fredonia Farmers’ Market was approved. The farmers’ market will be held on Church Street between Day Street and Temple Street every Saturday from May 17 to Oct. 25 during the hours of 7 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

The board approved the proposed Webster Road pump station for the town of Pomfret’s North End Water District. The village had to sign off on the pump station since it would result in an alteration in the water district contract between it and the town. Tolman Engineering PLLC reviewed the engineering plans of the pump station and had reported back to the village that it would have a “negligible impact” on the village water system, as previously claimed by the town’s engineering firm, Wendel.

Fredonia firefighter Daniel Aldrich was appointed to the position of full-time, permanent firefighter at the hourly base contractual rate of $21.12, effective Jan. 26.

Keefe was authorized to sign a waiver on a 30-day liquor license renewal notice for Heenan Management Group Inc., which is doing business as Tully’s Pub at 26 Water St. Trustee Joseph Cerrie abstained from the resolution.

Fredonia Police Chief Bradley Meyers explained the Pomfret Town Court has asked the village if it would be willing to provide court officers initially on an as-needed basis, as well as how much it would cost.

“Right now, they’re just looking for a backup,” he said. “They already have two part-time court officers, and when they’re not available, they want to know if we can cover the court for them. I told them that wouldn’t be a problem provided they let me know a week in advance, because our schedule goes a week ahead of time. So, by contract, I can put a part-timer in there if I know a week ahead of time. It would roughly be the same price they’re paying now.”

Meyers said the final decision resides with the village board. He estimated a part-timer will be supplied around six times per year. St. George said he would look into providing a fully-loaded, hourly rate that included Federal Insurance Contributions Act and Medicare taxes, as well as pension costs.

The board entered into executive session to discuss personnel at the fire department.

The next meeting, which is a workshop session, will be Jan. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the mayor’s office in village hall. The next regular meeting is Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Trustees Room of the village hall.

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