Express News Staff
INLET - The sewer plant is up and running, the lateral lines are being connected and the restrooms at Arrowhead Park and Inlet Town Hall went online in time for Fourth of July.
Bernier Carr & Associate Engineer Matt Cooper told the Inlet Town Board July 9, "I expect substantial completion of the project by July 19."
Because this is several weeks later than the completion date agreed to in contracts, the board agreed to amend the administrative budget line and amend the contract with Bernier Carr.
These amendments are not expected to cause an increase in planned project costs, but if they do, Cooper said, they could be recouped through penalty charges to the contractor for taking longer than agreed.
With the project nearing final completion, Cooper recommended the board set a tentative date for a ribbon cutting ceremony. The board picked Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 3 p.m.
Although the Clean Waters sewer project is not quite finished, the sewer district is already slated for expansion.
The town has been notified it will receive a $70,800 grant from North Country Regional Economic Development Council for an extension of the wastewater district. It will include Brandon DiMartino's property and The Birches and a connection in case The Woods Inn wants to connect to the line in the future.
The board thanked Nick Rose, who has been working with the RED-C for the grant funding, and CAP-21, which was responsible for the filing the grant application.
The proposal is subject to a permissive referendum.
Superintendent of Highways Shawn Hansen reported 400 linear feet of sidewalk has been replaced and an additional 300 feet will be replaced as weather permits.
Hansen also reported his department will be making improvements to roads in the Moose River Plains with help from Hamilton County Highway Department and funding from the state Department of Environmental Conservation, again as weather and work on other projects permit.
There was some continued discussion on the transfer station taking construction and demolition material. No decision has been made, but the board continues to lean toward not accepting any commercial C&D because it hasn't come up with a way to properly weigh and charge for its disposal.
-- The Final Assessment Roll for 2013 has been published and is available for review in either the Town Clerks' Office or the Assessors' Office.
-- The Parks Department reports the beach is open and the lifeguard staff has already saved one person.
The Inlet Town Board will next meet Tuesday, Aug. 13, starting at 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. The meeting will included a public hearing on an update of the zoning law.