March 1, 2019
Much has changed with East Branch Valley, Inc. in the past year. This letter is intended to keep everyone up-to-date with how we are progressing with the grant ($595,000) we received. Although the Town of Hancock has taken over our water system (in order to qualify for funding), they are not interested in the day-to-day operations. We will still be making our own decisions and maintaining the system as we have in the past.
One change that recently took place was dissolving the Board of Directors. At the Town's request two committees have been formed. The first consists of: Gary Eggler - 1-941-725-4239; Sal Rubera - firstname.lastname@example.org; Brenda Cicio, Sec. - 363-7473; Jenn Appley, Treas. - email@example.com; Lori Lamica-Nelson-NYS Grade C Water Operator - 363-2703. This committee reports to a 2nd committee formed by Town Supervisor, Jerry Vernold. Committee 2 consists of: Paul Cicio, Blaise Bojo, Carolann McGrath. This committee then reports to the Town Board. The above change is relatively unimportant to most. The next two changes are very different and if not understood, verification should be made by calling someone on Committee #1.
1. Starting in 2020, not 2019, all water bills will be on your January Land Tax Bill. The amount will be on a separate line, but included in your total tax bill. Our secretary will no longer be sending bills after 2019. All water bills must be caught up by December 2020.
2. You will not have the option of paying quarterly. You will not save $25.00 for paying in full.
3. Your money will go to the Town of Hancock, not East Branch Valley, Inc.
4. The estimated yearly cost for 2020 is $300.
5. Four times per year, Committee 1 will request $3,000 to be put in their account to pay regular operating costs. These expenses include but are not limited to: Rural Water Membership, Stamps, Terry Whitt - tax preparation, Insurance, NYSEG, Water Testing and Supplies, Labor: Sal Rubera and Gary Eggler are not paid; Brenda Cicio - Sec. - free water rent; Jennifer Appley - Treas. - free water rent; Lori Lamica-Nelson - operator - free rent and required continued education (approx. $15-$30 per year). Our budget will be submitted in Nov. 2019 for our 2020 payments.
Please Note: the above change is effective in 2020-not 2019. Billing remains the same in 2019. Landlords need to be aware that you will be paying the water bills for all of your properties!!!! If the tenants usually pay East Branch Valley, Inc. for their water rent-they will be paying you starting Jan. 2020. Once the new system is up and running (approximately July, 2020) we will probably be able to add additional homes on the system.
Greg Eggler, Sal Rubera, Brenda Cicio,
Jennifer Appley, Lori Lamica-Nelson
Notice is hereby given that the annual inspection for school year 2018-2019 of the Elementary and Middle/High school buildings of Hancock Central School District for fire hazards which might endanger the lives of students, teachers, employees therein, has been completed and the report thereof is available at the office of Paul Bartholomew, Building and Maintenance Mechanic II in the Middle/High school building at Hancock Central School for inspection by all interested persons.
Dated: March 05, 2019
Hancock Central School District
INVITATION FOR BIDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Article 5A of the General Municipal Law that sealed bids are sought by:
THE VILLAGE OF HANCOCK, NY for:
WATER METER REPLACEMENT CONTRACT NO. VH1-P-19 – PLUMBING
Work of the GENERAL CONTRACT (VH1-P-19) generally includes, but is not limited to:
Base Bid Work: Water Meter Replacement
· Replace 500 existing water meters with new Radio Read Meters supplied by Village.
· Perform Three Stage Flow Test on old meters to determine their accuracy.
Bidders are advised that bid award will be based on the sum of the BASE BID item costs (i.e., the sum of the product of the bid item quantities multiplied by their unit price for each bid item) for both contracts. Bid alternate costs, if reasonable, will be considered after the bid award.
The Village is financing the project through NYSEFC. Contractor’s to comply will all regulatory requirements set forth by NYSEFC and as detailed in the DWSRF Construction Bid Packet included as an exhibit with these specifications.
Bids will be received by the Village Clerk, Village Hall, 85 E. Front Street, Hancock, NY 13783, until March 22, 2019 at 2:00 P.M., at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.
Contract Documents, including Drawings and Specifications, will be on file at the Village Hall, 85 E. Front Street, Hancock, NY 13783 and at Delaware Engineering, DPC’s Oneonta office, 55 South Main Street Oneonta, NY 13820 on March 6, 2019.
Digital copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained online as a download for a non-refundable fee of Forty-Nine Dollars ($49.00) from the website: www.debiddocuments.com . Complete hardcopy sets of bidding documents may be obtained from REV, 330 Route 17A, Suite #2, Goshen, NY 10924, Tel: 1-877-272-0216, upon depositing the sum of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) for each combined set of documents. Checks or money orders shall be made payable to Delaware Engineering, D.P.C. Cash deposits will not be accepted. Any Bidder requiring documents to be shipped shall make arrangements with REV and pay for all packaging and shipping costs.
Please note that www.debiddocuments.com is the designated location and means for distributing and obtaining all bid package information. All Bidders are urged to register to ensure receipt of all necessary information including bid addenda. All bid addenda will be transmitted to registered plan holders via email and will be available at www.debiddocuments.com Plan holders who have paid for hard copies of the bid documents will need to make the determination if hard copies of the addenda are required for their use, and coordinate directly with REV for hard copies of addenda to be issued. There will be no charge for registered plan holders to obtain hard copies of the bid addenda.
There will not be a pre-bid conference for this project.
At the bid opening the Contractor must supply a BID GUARANTEE of 5 percent of the TOTAL AMOUNT of the bid submitted. See Item 6 in Instructions to Bidders.
The Contractors must be aware that they must comply with the State wage rates under New York State Department of Labor PRC# 2019000557(www.labor.state.ny.us) and Federal wage rates under U.S. Department of Labor NY1890078 01/04/2019. The higher of the two wage rates shall be selected on a case by case, trade by trade basis. In addition, the Contractor must comply with Labor Law 220, section 220-h, which requires that on all public work projects of at least $250,000.00, all laborers, workers and mechanics on the site be certified as having successfully completed the OSHA 10-hour construction safety and health course.
Bidders are advised that Payment and Performance Bonds, each in the amount of 100% of the contract price, as well as a Certificate of Insurance demonstrating required coverage, shall be provided by the successful bidder. The Payment and Performance Bonds shall be in effect for one year beyond the dated of substantial completion, and for 100% of the final contract price. The extended period for the Payment and Performance Bonds will be in lieu of a one-year maintenance bond.
The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all Bids or waive any informalities in the Bidding.
Bids may be held by the Owner for a period not to exceed forty-five (45) days from the date of the openings of Bids for the purpose of reviewing the Bids and investigating the qualifications of the Bidders and receiving NYSEFC bid award approval.
Phyllis Falsetta, Village Clerk
Village of Hancock
85 E. Front Street, Hancock, New York 13783
Owner's Engineer: Delaware Engineering, D.P.C.
55 South Main Street, Oneonta, New York 13820
Phone: 607-432-8073 Fax: 607-432-0432
Bill Brown, P.E.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Hancock Town Planning
Board will hold a public hearing, pursuant to section 276 of
the town law on the application of Jayne E. McLaughlin for
approval of a minor subdivision. Said subdivision is located
on the north side of county route 17, 17,00 feet south east
of intersection of county route 17 and Tweedie Road. SAID
HEARING will be held on the 21 day of March 2019, at the
town offices at 7:20 pm o'clock, at which time all
interested persons will be given opportunity to be heard.
By Order of the Planning Board.
Lewis Slatcher, Chairman
Central School District is issuing Request For
Proposals (RFP) for the performance of: Insurance Services.
You are invited to submit proposals in accordance with this
Proposals will be received until 2:00 P.M. on Friday, March
22, 2019 at the District Office, 67 Education Lane, Hancock,
NY 13783. RFP specifications may be obtained at the
aforementioned office. The Board of Education reserves the
right to reject any proposal or to accept part of any
Hancock Central School District
Dated: February 25, 2019
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