The Clarkstown Town Board approved the bid and authorized funds for the final portion of the Congers Lake West Trail at Thursday’s meeting.
The project will complete the circle going around the lake, making it 2.6 miles. The project is expected to start in January or February and last about six months, finishing up over the summer.
Cal Mart Enterprises of Congers was awarded the bid for a cost not to exceed $4,144,414 with a 10 percent contingency fee. The board also voted on an agreement with Mayo, Lynch and Associates for up to $98,000 to provide engineering services associated with design for the trailway.
The board also approved a bond resolution for the construction, stating the maximum cost is $4,560,000, and authorizing an issuance in serial bonds to not exceed that amount.
On the resolution, it initially listed the projected as “emergency,” but Town Attorney Amy Mele said that was a typographical error, and the town board was voting on a revised resolution without the word “emergency” included.
JoAnne Pedersen, Clarkstown superintendent of Recreation and Parks, said since the walkway was built, people have been asking for its full completion.
“It’s probably the most popular thing we’ve done,” she said.
She said that a tree fell on part of the walkway during Superstorm Sandy, and so they put a chain up to block it off until the tree could be cleared. Before the tree was cleared, she said people took the chain down so they could use the walkway.