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Salamanca Council acts on street projects

SALAMANCA – Development and repair of three streets and the sale of 10 city-owned properties topped the agenda Wednesday night for the City of Salamanca Common Council.

Mayor Carmen Vecchiarella said a contract with Urban Engineers of Buffalo for up to $30,000 was approved for design proposals for repairs, milling and overlay of Center and Summit streets.

Work on Center Street is expected to be from the rail crossing to the city line, a stretch of about 2,350 feet. Work on Summit will encompass 1,650 feet, from Clinton Street to Hill Street. Field work to design and review is to begin immediately, lasting for four to six weeks.

Once contractors are in place, work on the projects is expected to begin around mid-May, with completion by the end of July.

“We have been doing business with this company for a while,” Vecchiarella said. “One of the things they give us is project inspection to help us know that the work is being done properly.”

The other street to get some attention is State Park Avenue. Hunt Engineers, Architects and Land Surveyors, P.C., of Horse-heads, will do conceptual design work for $3,000 to help figure out what the city would like to do with the 200 acres at the end of the street.

In other action, the Council voted to sell the city-owned property at 82 Hancock St. to Alana McClure, of Steamburg, for $19,000, half the assessed value.

“The young lady brought in a letter of interest in purchasing the property,” Vecchiarella said. “We will have to make a determination at a later time, as to the contents of the home, as it sits.”

The property at 82 Hancock had stood vacant for nearly a decade, Vecchiarella said.

In more property transactions, Merle Watt Sr. and Sydney Watt were approved to purchase four city-owned properties on the western side of Fawn Avenue, four on the western side of Academy Street and one on the eastern side of Academy Street, for $10,936.50, half of the assessed value of the property.

Vecchairella said he has been informed that the properties will be transformed into “high-quality, one- and two-bedroom homes.”

The xext meeting of the Council is set for 7 p.m. March 26 in the courtroom of the Ronald Yehl Municipal Building, 225 Wildwood Ave.

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