City Works: Streets, Water Lines, Bids Are Priorities

City Works: Streets, Water Lines, Bids Are Priorities

The Buffalo City Council, at their last meeting, got an update from City Works Director Les Hook who told them city crews are concentrating on street repairs and broken water lines.

The streets near the recycling center have been patched he said and crews will be chip sealing those streets in August.
Crews have hauled numerous tons of chips recently in preparation for chip sealing streets.

A broken water main on South Main Street was repaired last week.

Hook also said he had received bids for a piece of equipment and asked for approval from the council to purchase it.

Hook had set aside $35,000 for the truck in this year's budget, so the bid was a substantial savings over the budgeted amount.

Finally, Hook said he has been in discussions with a contractor willing to pour concrete in the intersection of North Lobban Ave. and Snyder Street, near the Catholic Church.
The project will concrete the entire intersection and 30 feet up each direction on both streets.
City crews will take the old asphalt out and grade the project and the contractor would put in the intersection and 30 feet of curb.
The city will then asphalt nearly 80 feet south from the intersection down Lobban Ave.

The council approved the work for a price of $32,800 to be performed by Romine Construction of Buffalo.

Finally, the council approved Hook to replace the locks in the public bathrooms at Crazy Woman Square with the type that needs a key to lock and unclock to prevent accidental locking by users, which has occurred a number of times so far this summer.

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