Village Administrator Report – April 3, 2015
strong>Collective Bargaining Agreement – Please note that we will begin the re-opener, for salary increases only, beginning in April. It was agreed during negotiations that we set salary increases for the first three years of the five year contract and revisit the economics for the fourth and five years of the contract.
Village Budget Development – We have adjusted the numbers in the budget to reflect the suggested changes by the Board of Trustees. I discussed the Recreation Budget Line 7020.400, Equipment, with Melody Partrick. I have lowered the number from $10,625.00 to $7,500.00. Please note that this number reflects equipment purchases and printing and mailing of Recreation Program materials. I will review those changes with the Board during my report on April 9th, 2015.
Department of Public Works – I have been in contact daily with Victor Overton and George Overton to monitor and help direct the crews with George. We have been concentrating on two significant work orders over the past few weeks – pothole repair and garbage collection. George however, has also been keeping up with spring work, including hanging event banners, street sweeping, etc. I had Fred Cook Pipe Cleaning & Inspection camera a storm drain line causing a sink hole and possible pipe collapse in the area of 85 5th Avenue. As a result it will require us to installation of a new Catch Basin, and the relining of +/-150’ of 15” storm drainage pipe. We have been working with Meg Mayo and Art Clark to update several banners on Main Street and Broadway. The crew has repaired several catch basins which were collapsing. And they are breaking down and repairing the snow equipment so the trucks are ready for spring work.
Village Hall Telephone System – Louis Rampersad, out IT consultant, has helped us work with a vendor for a proposal to replace our phone system in its entirety. Based on our research to date this will provide a costs savings, immediate and going forward, and will provide better access for our community to reach our various departments. We hope to have multiple firms bid on the project.
Parking Authority Security Window Install – We have installed a walkup window for those who have to take care of parking issues at Village Hall. This has allowed Debra Karten to keep her door closed and locked while processing tickets and other parking related requests. This will enhance the security of the staff in one more offices in the building. Please note that all panic buttons have been tested with the alarm company and OPD, and we changed the batteries in the panic button housings. Two more buttons have been ordered for the Finance and Planning offices.
Capital Project Overview – The following projects are in various states of progress • Fishing Pier & Viewing Platform – the contractor, Ingannamorte & Sons, will begin mobilization on Monday April 13th. • Nyack Marina – the plans and specs for the rehabilitation of the Nyack Marina has been distributed to eight companies at this time. Bid responses are due back by April 23rd. • Children’s Playground – the playground is “open” for use. We are waiting on the installation of a railing for the steps leading to the slide entry. Once the railing is installed, we can open the slide. There is an effort to find an applicable fence design/fabrication for the exterior fence. We are required, as per our risk management representative, to maintain a fence line parallel to the Depew Street entry road, and parallel to Piermont Avenue as they are within 200’ of the playground. I have kept in place the temporary fencing in those two areas until a new, permanent fence is installed. • Gazebo Relocation – Beth Franz at Quennell Rothschild has researched prefabricated gazebo structures for our review. Those concepts are scheduled to be presented at our April 9th work session for Board and public consideration. Once we have a design approval, we will prepare the bid documents for the new structure and request Board permission to release the project for bid. • Skate Plaza – Stantec Engineering has completed a final draft of their plans for review by our Building Inspector. He has asked that we have a final review by a civil/structural engineer prior to releasing the plans and specs for bid. • Senior Center Rehab – we are developing final plans and specifications for the project. The project will include in-part the replacement of the roof shingles, replacement of the bay window on the east side of the building, weather strip all entry doors, replacement casement windows for better energy efficiency, upgrade emergency exit lights to LED fixtures, replace stove hood and steam/warming table, and the purchase of a tow-behind emergency generator and the installation of a transfer switch to provide full building electricity in the event that we should loss power. • Broadway TAP Grant – we have released the RFQ for project engineering firms. It has generated a lot of interest from a wide range of firms. We are assembling a review committee for the submissions at this time.
James C. Politi