Share this article

print logo

Eight bids submitted for water project

Eight contractors submitted bids on phase two of the water line replacement project.

Bids were opened at the regular meeting of the Silver Creek Village Board held Monday in the fire hall, and ranged from $812,150 to nearly $1.2 million. All eight packages will be turned over to the village attorney and village engineers for review.

The replacement project will include increasing the size of the water lines on several village streets where smaller lines of less than 4 inches have been used as transmission lines.

In other matters, a public hearing on a local law that would prohibit residents from sending their gutter drainage onto other properties brought several comments from the public.

The proposed "gutter law" is new, as the village has no codes governing where the direction of rainwater can flow. One resident thought the proposed penalty -- jail for not more than 30 days or a fine of up to $1,000 -- was excessive.

Village Attorney Dan Gard said he had not seen anyone get jail time for gutter drainage in communities where the law exists.

Bob Johnson, of Main Street in the village, said his property is one of those in question because his neighbor's gutters drain onto his yard. He asked the attorney what could be done in this situation.

Gard replied that until the local law is approved, the code enforcement officer does not have recourse in such situations. He suggested Johnson seek civil damages.

The Town Board decided to consider the proposal some more before taking a vote.

Also Monday night, Deputy Mayor Amy Romanik, who conducted the meeting in the absence of Mayor Kurt Lindstrom, read a lengthy resolution involving gaining permits to state rights of way for construction and other village improvements.

That resolution was unanimously approved.

Romanik also reminded residents that there will be a Memorial Day parade at 10:30 a.m. Monday, followed by a service in the Silver Creek Village Square.