Clarkstown Town Supervisor Alex Gromack announced Tuesday night that no highway department bond was needed because the town received lower than expected bids to resurface town roads and install concrete sidewalks and learned of an increased FEMA reimbursement. At the town board workshop, Gromack said the resurfacing bid came in at $590,000 less than expected because of increased competition, the bid to install and replace concrete sidewalks and curbs came in at $40,000 lower than anticipated and FEMA determined the town would get at least $200,0000 more for its 2011 expenses.
Highway Superintendent Wayne Ballard first asked in April for $1,039,000 in and drainage projects. The board voted to go out to bid noting they were not required to accept the bids and authorize the work. Now that the repairs will cost less than expected and can be covered by money already in the highway department budget and the additional FEMA funds, it will be scheduled.
Ballard told residents at the meeting they would know when repairs are about to begin in their neighborhood.
“When we’re going to pave your road we’re going to put notices on your doors that say ‘we’re coming’,” he explained, “You’re going to see the milling and catch basins getting raised, all kinds of work starting to go on. And then finally the paving goes right through.”
“All of the roads that were identified for 2012 will be paved this year,” said Council member Stephanie Hausner.
The department’s 2012 road resurfacing list includes the following New City streets: Marcia Lane, West Burda Place, West Clarkstown Road from the Palisades Interstate Parkway to New Clarkstown Road, Arcadia Drive, Burda Ave, Dalewood Court, Hearth Court and Pine Street Extension. In Congers, Howard and State streets are on the list. In Bardonia, Broadlyn Court, Crowlyn Court, Parklyn Court, Jean Lane, Pineview Ave, Trelyn Court and Westlyn Court will be resurfaced. Many of those streets will also have sidewalk and curb repairs done.
Areas scheduled for road and drainage work include Sunset View Drive in Central Nyack and Brookline Way in New City. Ballard said other roads throughout the town will be resurfaced and there are some not on his department’s list because they are part of bigger town projects in Valley Cottage and Central Nyack.