PENN YAN—In a special meeting, Oct. 9 that lasted less than five minutes, Penn Yan village trustees accepted two bids for a salt storage building.
The bid for the foundation was awarded to Zeiser Wilber Vault, Inc. of Elmira for $43,095 and for the roof structure to Eastern Cover-All of Allentown, Pa. in the amount $22,540. Additional cost will include the time spent sealing the concrete foundation once it is put in place to protect from salt damage and paving inside the building to protect groundwater from the salt. This will be done by Don Rapalee, working supervisor for the department of public works.
The building will be constructed on New York State Department of Transportation property on Rt. 14A where the village is currently storing salt in an old building. Following the meeting, Deputy Director of Public Works Richard Osgood said the sections of the 50 by 32 foot building can be taken apart to be moved from the Rt. 14A site. There has been discussion of moving the public works department to village property near the wastewater treatment plant off Sherman Street. Currently it is on Elm Street near the village sports complex.
Osgood said the wall units are expected late next week and the fabric roof should be here the week before Thanksgiving. He said the state has been very patient and easy to work with as the project has progressed. New York state is requiring municipalities to comply with regulations regarding storage of salt that is used for ice control on roads.