Potsdam town officials approve road repair funding; list roadways due for paving this year
BY ADAM ATKINSON
North Country This Week
POTSDAM — The town board passed a resolution to increase its budget for road repairs and picked the roadways due for fixes this spring and summer.
The board approved the budget line increase at its meeting Tuesday, May 17 in light of receiving a higher amount of state CHIPS, PAVE NY, EWR and POP funding than budgeted for in 2022.This year the town is to receive $376,023.79 in CHIPS money from the state, $99,508.04 in PAVE NY funding, and $85,395.97 in EWR cash, and $66,338.69 in POP funding, totaling $627,266.49.
The town only budgeted $290,693.78 in the 2022 budget, so passed the amendment at the May 17th meeting to raise its CHIPS, PAVE NY and Winter Recovery budget to $627,266.49.
The board noted in the resolution however that the amount received this year from the state was $16,248.75 less than the amount the town received in 2021.
The board also approved the following roadways for repairs this season:
• 3,700 feet at Perrin Road from US Highway 11 and leading to the O’Brien Road, up to $100,484.02 in cost;
• 5,300 feet at the McGregor Electric north on May Road and leading toward the town line, up to $132,375;
• 1,600 feet at Sisson Street (dead end) from Sissonville Road and leading to the dead end, up to $37,375;
• 2,800 feet on the Blanchard Road starting at County Route 35 going north to Morehouse, up to $66,338.69.