By Stephen E. Lipken
Harrison Mayor Ron Belmont outlined three significant expenditures at the Thursday, June 7 Village Board meeting; the first approving a request by the Purchasing Department to amend an order issued to Sealcoating, Inc. for Pavement Rehabilitation of various town roadways from $309,000 to $2,009,000.
The second expenditure honored a request from Town Engineer Michael Amodeo for a professional services contract with GHD for work with Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation in the Trails and Winfield Sewer Basins at a cost not to exceed $80,400; scope of services is based on identification of necessary remedial actions identified in the Sanitary Sewer Evaluation Study (SSES) performed in 2017.
Amodeo then requested authorization for a professional service contract associated with the Town-Wide SSES at cost not to exceed $2,137,950 based upon the Draft Work Plan submitted to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and continuation of the 2017 SSES.
Belmont also issued Certificates of Achievement to Harrison High School wrestlers Zach Finn and Tyler Joseph for their 2017/18 Westchester/Putnam Wrestling All-Star achievements.
Eric Brand, President, Homerun Hopefuls also received a Certificate of Achievement for his efforts in collecting used athletic equipment for kids in the Dominican Republic and raising money to build a classroom at their Athletic Complex for educating young Dominican baseball prospects.
Attorney Mark Weingarten, Del Bello, Donnellan, Weingarten, Wise, Wiederkehr, White Plains representing Avalon Bay discussed actions to remap the Train Station to Transit Oriented Development (TOD) for their Apartment Project, plus having Town and County sign Quit Claim Deeds for the 11,000 square-foot right-of-way along Halstead Avenue.
Then Harrison Public Library Director Galina Chernykh appeared before the Board to promote their Summer Reading Program, June 1-September 8 featuring downloadable Challenge Sheets for Adults, Kids and Teens for prizes, plus audio books.