Perrysburg approves payment for treatment plant

PERRYSBURG – The water treatment plant in the town of Perrysburg is nearly completed. Jake Alianello of Alianello Engineering said at the monthly town board meeting the project is “very close.”

Alianello said there are minor items left at this time and a substantial certificate of completion can be awarded. This certificate of completion will give the contractors a punch list for final items to be completed in the spring. Since the project is mostly complete, Alianello suggested the town pay the two contractors but hold the retainage fees pending final completion. He said there are only “fairly minor issues” left to be completed. The board approved to pay $20,111 to Gerwitz and McNeil and $53,603 to STC Construction for the completion of the project.

Code Enforcement Officer James Pacanowski said the town is working on incorporating the former village’s codes into the town, which has taken longer than anticipated. The former village’s laws expired at the end of 2013 and the town planning board will review the proposed changes. Once reviewed, the town board will review the changes and schedule a public hearing.

“The process is taking a bit longer,” Pacanowski said.

Highway Superintendent Daniel Stang said there is a 3-foot drop on Prospect Street in the town near the Gowanda Central School. He said he has called Cattaraugus County and the Army Corps of Engineers. Stang said the town cannot do anything about the problem since the drop is located past the town’s right of way. He said if the problem persists, the town will put up cones to warn residents.

The town also approved the appointment of Wendy Maines to the zoning board of appeals.

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