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Village of Lewiston awards Lewiston Landing phase 5 bid

by jmaloni
Fri, Jun 21st 2024 07:00 am

Hotel to oversee new parking spaces

By Joshua Maloni

GM/Managing Editor

The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees voted Monday to award the construction re-bid for Lewiston Landing phase 5 to Sicoli Construction Services Inc. of Niagara Falls, pending review by New York State Department of State.

Sealed bids were received at the village clerk’s office, opened June 10, and reviewed by Nussbaumer & Clarke. Company CEO Mike Marino, who serves as the municipality’s engineer, recommended the Village Board accept the base bid (restructuring the fish-cleaning station, $213,800) and alternate No. 1 (new north stairs, $211,500) to the lowest bidder, Sicoli. The total bid amount is $425,300.

Marino shared, “The project involves removal and replacement of the north-access staircase and upgrade of a comfort/fish-cleaning station. Removal and replacement of the north-access staircase (new staircase will be metal) includes concrete slabs and miscellaneous site restoration. The upgrade of the comfort/fish-cleaning station includes the installation of a second lavatory with a separate entrance; replacement of the fish-grinding equipment; and upgrade of the HVAC and electrical and lighting equipment.”

He noted the village is receiving a $390,000 grant from the New York State Department of State for the project.

With regard to the remaining $35,300, Deputy Mayor Vic Eydt said it’s possible that could be provided via in-kind services. Mayor Anne Welch said it’s more likely the village would have to finance the difference. She said $100,000 was budgeted for this project.

Other bid items, to be revisited at a later date, include new south stairs and the addition of a waterfront pavilion.

“Alternates to the base bid work described above include removal and replacement of the south staircase and associated concrete slabs and site restoration, and providing a pavilion, concrete slab and associated site work,” Marino said

“At this time, the alternates of the south staircase and pavilion will not be awarded, but we are seeking additional grant funds.”

Niagara Crossing Hotel parking

The Village Board also voted to give Niagara Crossing Hotel permission to pay for new paving and striping of the parking area across from the North First Street lodging establishment. The estimated $25,000 project will extend the surface area from the Center Street stop sign to the tree line, pushing westward an additional 2 feet from what’s currently being used to accommodate guest vehicles.

As the site set to be remade is on village right of way, the parking spaces will remain public.

Trustee Gibson signs off

Trustee Dan Gibson gave his final remarks from the dais. … For now.

“This is my last meeting; I’m not seeking reelection,” he said. “I’d like to thank the taxpayers, the residents of Lewiston, for supporting me for the last 10½ years. I’d like to thank former mayor Collesano for appointing me 10½ years ago. I’d like to thank everybody in this room. … It’s been a pleasure; it’s been an honor serving this community.

“I’ll be back!”

Gibson received a round of applause from the board and audience members.

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