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$806,782 pact awarded for NCCC windows and doors

The Niagara County Legislature awarded a contract worth more than $800,000 last week for new windows and doors at Niagara County Community College.

The low bidder on the project was TGR Enterprises of West Seneca, which is to be paid $806,782.

The Legislature's Public Works Committee, after some controversy, had voted in August to allow NCCC to reallocate $1 million in previously borrowed money to the second phase of the campuswide window and door project.

The county had borrowed $5 million several years ago for a wide range of construction and renovation work at the college. Earlier projects, such as roof repairs, new fire alarms and improved restrooms, came in a collective $1.3 million under budget, so the college sought to redirect that money.

The first phase of the door-and-window project last year cost $500,000.

In other Legislature action last week, the lawmakers approved an agreement with the City of Niagara Falls for emergency generators at the city's five fire stations.

The county used federal homeland security aid to buy the generators for the city, but the county will maintain ownership, Assistant Emergency Management Director John Cecula said.

Also, the county will pay for the first propane fill for the generators, but after Jan. 1, fueling will be on the city's dime.

The Legislature also passed a resolution of support for Old Fort Niagara's request to the Niagara River Greenway Commission for funding to pay for roof replacements on many of the historic buildings there, new electrical wiring in several buildings and an annual summer maintenance program on the fort wall.

The lawmakers appropriated $75,000 from the county surplus to replenish the Highway Department's budget for vehicle repairs and $22,000 to pay for this summer's removal of an old underground fuel oil tank on the county's Davison Road campus.

The latter work held up completion of the $375,000 sale of 16.5 acres of property there to Christian Academy of Western New York.

The Legislature hired Industrial Appraisal Co. of Pittsburgh to perform insurance appraisals of all county and NCCC property for $47,910.

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