Fillmore council reviews plans for storm sewer project

Thursday, April 11, 2013

FILLMORE -- Planning continues on a storm sewer project on Main Street in Fillmore, and on Wednesday afternoon, the town council had a chance to review the plans.

Councilors Alan Jones and Tami VanRensselaer discussed the plans with representatives from Robert E. Curry and Associates, the company doing the engineering work on the project.

While a number of specific issues such as the locations of drains and inlets were discussed, a bigger issue emerging from the meeting was a tentative timeframe on the project.

Curry and Associates President Lori Young told the council she hopes final specifications of the project will be completed in time for the Thursday, May 2 town council meeting.

From that point the bid process could begin.

"I would really like to be able to set a bid date, hopefully for your June meeting," Young said.

Jones said he has already been contacted by two contractors interested in doing the work. Young was not surprised by this news, saying the project was likely to garner interest from a number of companies.

She estimated the actual construction work would take between six and eight months to complete, depending on weather and start date.

Best-case scenario, Young said, work could begin by late July or early August.

The project will involve laying a storm sewer pipe underneath the middle of Main Street. It will run from Cemetery Road in the north to just south of Fillmore Elementary School.

With the location of the new sewer, the project also includes resurfacing Main Street for the length of the project.

The town is able to complete the project because of a $724,353 announced by the Office of Community and Rural Affairs in November.

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