Road Paving Bid Reviewed


One bid came in for paving three streets in the Village of Clinton and falls within the amount available.

At last week’s Clinton Village Board meeting, conducted in the gazebo on the Village Green, Mayor Steve Bellona opened the bid received by Alliance Paving Materials of Rome. The cost to pave Elm, Sanford and Murty streets came in at $44,026, with an option to add $2,850 for a flagger.

Board members asked DPW Superintendent Robert Rockwell to review the bid. Rockwell said the village has $46,000 in CHIPS money available.

Bellona updated board members on the expected revenue shortfall Clinton will see due to lower sales tax money received since the Covid-19 restrictions began in mid-March. Bellona said his letter to the community in the spring warning of a 25 percent, or $145,000, shortfall now shows a situation that could be worse.

“We could be as short as 40 percent, or $250,000, on revenue,’’ Bellona said. “We are monitoring the situation.’’

Later this month the village will receive the first payment of the fiscal year, started June 1, from Oneida County. From there Bellona said adjustments will be made as needed.

Last month the DPW took care of 100 feet of sidewalk on Elm Street and repaired signs that had been pulled out of the ground by vandals.

Kirkland Police Department Administrative Officer Shawn Occhipinti reported Lewis Brothers Construction donated three AED’s (defibrillators) to the department. These will be put in patrol cars.

Occhipinti also reported that New York State Police conducted a truck…

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