By Dave Dahl
A company has been chosen to rebuild a 35-year-old water booster pump station in the Town of Ellicottville.
Town Board members unanimously selected STC Construction of Springville on Wednesday night to work on Booster Station No. 1 on Holiday Valley Road. The company submitted the lowest of four bids at $142,400.
“We were all happy with the bids that came in,” said Mark Alianello, town engineer.
Officials expect the project to be finished by June 30.
Board members also awarded a contract to Nussbaumer & Clarke Engineers and Surveyors to design specifications for a heating, ventilation and air conditioning project in the Town and Village Hall.
The town will pay the Buffalo-based firm $8,950 to review the possibilities and prepare documents, among other duties.
After the firm finishes the specifications, the board will accept bids from companies that want to replace the system.
An option officials may consider involves installing a heat pump to bring in outdoor air. Supervisor Matthew McAndrew expressed a concern about that possibility. He cited a previous discussion with experts.
“One comment was old buildings and heat pumps don’t mix,” he said.
The board also:
• Heard from Highway Superintendent Thomas Scharf that he plans to interview candidates for positions Friday.
• Learned from McAndrew that a discussion about the Highway Department employees’ union contract has been set for Oct. 13.
• Heard from Councilman Steve Crowley that benches have been ordered for the David Golley Highway Memorial. The highway superintendent for more than 20 years, Golley died in December 2014. Officials plan to install benches with a nearby sign to remember him at the Highway Department on Bryant Hill Road.
The next Town Board meeting is Oct. 19 at 6 p.m.