Tonawanda News — “The answer could very conceivably be that it’s not effective,” Maving said. “But we have to prove that it’s not going to work to show them what will work.”
And this project alone, serving just 630 homes, will cost $3,840,600 for engineering and construction work. In total, the demonstration project will cost the town $6 million.
The project must be complete by the end of 2013 in order to satisfy a state mandate and construction is set to begin in April. Bids are set to go out in March.
The town will then have a year after the project is complete to assess post-construction data and will submit a report to the DEC after all the information is collected.
The DEC will then respond to the town within 12 months to advise whether not the project’s tactics are the best way to go.
Construction will take place on the following streets: Clark Street, Willowbreeze Road, Meadow Lane, Woodcrest Boulevard, Glencove Road, Liston Street, Chatsworth Avenue, Harding Avenue, Legion Drive, Colvinhurst Drive, Brockett Drive, Marjann Terrace, Delaware Avenue, Delaware Road and Colvin Boulevard.
A public hearing for the project is set to take place at the next regular town board meeting Jan. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building.
The board also approved a resolution to pay $30,000 to Carmina Wood Morris, PC, to complete a study for the Youth, Park and Recreation department to consider adding a third ice skating rink and improving the existing two, which were built in the 1950s and 1960s.
“It is an engineering study that will look at the cost of the new facility and upgrades at existing facilities, which need some TLC,” Councilman Dan Crangle said. “There is high demand for ice time, and the study will help and guide us in the right
direction.”Contact reporter Jessica Bagley at 693-1000, ext. 4150