Asbestos to be removed at Pan Am

GLOVERSVILLE – The city has chosen a contractor to remove asbestos from the Former Pan American Tannery at 312 W. Fulton St.

The city awarded the job to the low bidder, Two Brothers Contracting, for $88,400.

DPW Director Kevin Jones previously said the city had an environmental consultant do a survey. The consultant estimated the cost to have the asbestos at the site removed would be $122,000.

Jones said the city received 10 bids on the asbestos work, with prices ranging from $88,400 to $197,000. He said Two Brother Contracting received a good recommendation from CT Male Associates and he expects the work to begin “very soon.”

He said although the company is not local, it has employees from the area.

The money for the work was set aside years ago, Finance Commissioner Bruce Van Genderen said.

Jones said after the removal is finished, the city will be able to complete the Pan Am project this year after the city demolishes the buildings and installs a soil cap. Jones said the soil cap only will be necessary on the vegetated and exposed soil areas.

In other city business:

Following a public hearing last week, the Common Council approved the sale of the city- owned property at 192 N. Main St. – the former city Water Department building – for $26,500 to Joe Semione.

He was previously awarded the highest bid by the Common Council to buy the former Water Department building.

Semione said he will turn the building into a second bottle and can return service for his business, Perfect Redemption Bottle and Can Return, after repairs to the structure are complete.

The Common Council approved a contract with Fulton-Montgomery Community College for city transit services for August 2013 to August 2014.

The resolution stated the college and city have an agreement every year to provide transportation to the students. The rate will remain the same at $50,000 for the transportation services.

Mayor Dayton King set the city-wide garage sale to be held July 6 and 7.

The city will allow a war dog memorial planned at the war memorial on North Kingsboro Avenue to move forward. A?group will install the memorial recognizing war dogs.

The city will allow a community garden expansion on Fremont Street to move forward.

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