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Town of Ithaca

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TB Resolution 2019 – 186: Order Setting a Public Hearing Regarding an Increase in the Maximum Amount to be Expended for the Town of Ithaca Grit Removal and Plant Improvements Sewer Improvement at the Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Facility from $2,939,272to $4,540,818

 Present:  Bill Goodman, Supervisor; Council Members Pat Leary, Eric Levine, Rich DePaolo, Tee-Ann Hunter, Rod Howe and Pamela Bleiwas

 Moved:  Bill Goodman                       Seconded: Rod Howe

 Whereas, on December 10, 2018 the Ithaca Town Board held a public hearing and subsequently adopted a Public Interest Order authorizing the Town of Ithaca Grit Removal and Plant Improvements Sewer Improvement at the Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Facility (the “Improvement”) and the establishment of the Town of Ithaca Grit Removal and Plant Improvements Sewer Improvement at the Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Facility Sewer Improvement Area (“Sewer Improvement Area”), through TB Resolution  2018-150; and

Whereas, the notice of public hearing stated that the initially determined maximum estimated cost to said Sewer Improvement Area was $2,939,272 (Town portion), and the adopted Public Interest Order stated that the maximum amount proposed to be expended by the Town of Ithaca for the Improvement is $2,939,272; and 

Whereas, bids were received and opened on November 26, 2019, which were considerably higher than the estimates for same from the Engineers; and

Whereas, Ithaca Area Wastewater Facility Staff, in conjunction with the project’s Consultant Engineers concluded that the bids received were responsive and reflective of today’s reality, and

Whereas, the Facility and Consultant Engineers have prepared a new estimate of cost in a memo that amends the map, plan and report for the Improvement by increasing the maximum estimated cost to the Sewer Improvement Area (Town portion) from $2,939,272 to $4,540,818; and

Whereas, no other changes are proposed to any aspect of the Improvement or Sewer Improvement Area; and

Whereas, it is now desired to call a public hearing for the purpose of considering the increase in the maximum amount to be expended by the Town of Ithaca from $2,939,272to $4,540,818, and to hear all persons interested in the subject thereof concerning the same, all in accordance with the provisions of Section 209-q of the Town Law;

Now, therefore, it is hereby ordered, by the Town Board of the Town of Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, as follows:

Section 1.        A public hearing shall be held by the Town Board of the Town of Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, at the Town Hall, 215 North Tioga Street, in Ithaca, New York, in said Town, on the on the 13th day of January, 2020, at 5:30 o’clock P.M Prevailing Time, to consider the aforesaid increase in the maximum amount to be expended by the Town of Ithaca on the Improvement, and to hear all persons interested in the subject thereof concerning the same and to take such action thereon as is required by law.

Section 2.        The Town Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to publish a Notice of Public Hearing regarding the aforesaid increase in the maximum amount to be expended, with such Notice to be published once in the official newspaper, and also to post a copy thereof on the town signboard maintained by the Town Clerk, not less than ten (10) nor more than twenty (20) days before the day designated for the hearing as aforesaid, all in accordance with the provisions of Section 209-q of the Town Law.

Section 3.        This Order shall take effect immediately.

The question of the adoption of the foregoing Order was duly put to a vote on roll call, which resulted as follows;   Bill Goodman, aye; Pat Leary, aye; Eric Levine, aye; Rich DePaolo, aye; Tee-Ann Hunter, aye; Rod Howe, aye and Pamela Bleiwas, aye.

The Order was thereupon declared duly adopted.

 

TB Resolution 2019 – 187:  Order Setting a Public Hearing Regarding an Increase in the Maximum Amount to be Expended for the Town of Ithaca Winston-Salem  Water Main Replacement Water Improvement from $875,000 to $950,000

Present:  Bill Goodman, Supervisor; Council Members Pat Leary, Eric Levine, Rich DePaolo, Tee-Ann Hunter, Rod Howe and Pamela Bleiwas

Moved:  Bill Goodman                       Seconded:  Rod Howe

Whereas, on April 8, 2019, the Ithaca Town Board held a public hearing and subsequently adopted a Public Interest Order authorizing the Winston-Salem  Water Main Replacement Water Improvement (the “Improvement”) and the establishment of the Winston-Salem Water Main Replacement Water Improvement Area (“Water Improvement Area”), through TB Resolution  2019-055; and 

Whereas, the notice of public hearing stated that the initially determined maximum estimated cost to said Water Improvement Area was $875,000, and the adopted Public Interest Order stated that the maximum amount proposed to be expended by the Town of Ithaca for the Improvement is $875,000; and

Whereas, because of anticipated increased construction costs in 2020, the Town Engineer has prepared a new estimate of cost in a memo that amends the map, plan and report for the Improvement by increasing the maximum estimated cost to the Water Improvement Area from $875,000 to $950,000; and 

Whereas, no other changes are proposed to any aspect of the Improvement or Water Improvement Area; and

Whereas, it is now desired to call a public hearing for the purpose of considering the increase in the maximum amount to be expended by the Town of Ithaca from $875,000 to $950,000, and to hear all persons interested in the subject thereof concerning the same, all in accordance with the provisions of Section 209-q of the Town Law;

Now, therefore, it is hereby ordered, by the Town Board of the Town of Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, as follows:

Section 1.        A public hearing shall be held by the Town Board of the Town of Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, at the Town Hall, 215 North Tioga Street, in Ithaca, New York, in said Town, on the 13th day of January, 2020, at 5:30 o’clock P.M Prevailing Time, to consider the aforesaid increase in the maximum amount to be expended by the Town of Ithaca on the Improvement, and to hear all persons interested in the subject thereof concerning the same and to take such action thereon as is required by law.

Section 2.        The Town Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to publish a Notice of Public Hearing regarding the aforesaid increase in the maximum amount to be expended, with such Notice to be published once in the official newspaper, and also to post a copy thereof on the town signboard maintained by the Town Clerk, not less than ten (10) nor more than twenty (20) days before the day designated for the hearing as aforesaid, all in accordance with the provisions of Section 209-q of the Town Law.

Section 3.        This Order shall take effect immediately.

The question of the adoption of the foregoing Order was duly put to a vote on roll call, which resulted as follows;   Bill Goodman, aye; Pat Leary, aye; Eric Levine, aye; Rich DePaolo, aye; Tee-Ann Hunter, aye; Rod Howe, aye and Pamela Bleiwas, aye.

The Order was thereupon declared duly adopted.

Paulette Rosa

January 2, 2020