Canton Central eyes sanitary line for replacement
BY MATT LINDSEY
North Country This Week
CANTON -- A sanitary line at Canton Central School is expected to be replaced in the coming weeks.
The school board approved an emergency replacement of a sanitary line and manhole near the high school parking lot at its June 18 meeting.The district has been dealing with clogs since January, Burke told the board.
“Apparently our trees grow very deep here on our soil,” he said. He said that earlier this year workers found tree roots in the line about 12-feet down during an emergency repair near the district office.
When capital project plans were taking place, the initial engineer thought the cost would be around $100,000, according to CCS Superintendent Ron Burke. “The architect thought that was very high … thought it would be somewhere between 25 and 30 (thousand dollars).”
Burke also spoke with a local village engineer that agreed the cost should be around $25,000.
The winning bid of $34,700 came from T.J. Fiacco Construction in Norwood, Burke said. The next lowest bid was around $43,000.
“It’s replacing the clay-tiled sanitary line and he believes he can start as soon as next week and it would take him about a week to 10 days to complete the work,” Burke said.
Burke said Fiacco was concerned about the quality of a manhole owned by the village and that Fiacco had contacted them about it.
“So if I understand you correctly, the village may end up replacing an additional manhole,” asked Victor Rycroft, board president.
“They may replace theirs that is out on the street, yes,” Burke replied.
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