Tryon low bid: $1.12M

JOHNSTOWN – A St. Johnsville construction firm was the low bidder Wednesday at $1.12 million for the first infrastructure phase of the Tryon Technology Park and Incubator Center redevelopment project.

Bids were opened at the Fulton County Office Building, and the low bid was from Jablonski Excavating Inc.

Fulton County Industrial Development Agency Executive Director James Mraz said 13 bids were received, ranging from the low bid to a high bid of $1.62 million.

“It was a very good bid for us,” Mraz said.

The Fulton County Board of Supervisors and IDA are partnering to transform the former Tryon campus into a modern technology park to bring in new companies.

The county received a $2 million grant from Empire State Development to help pay for the first phase.

Work will include: 2,500 feet of new road, 3,900 feet of new water line, 600 feet of new sanitary sewer line, repair of the electrical system at the site’s wastewater pump station on the north side of County Highway 107, repair of the wastewater pump station on the south side of County Highway 107, construction of a stormwater collection system for a new road; the energizing of the electrical system; charging of the water system; the unplugging of sewer lines; and the restarting of sewer pumps.

Mraz said that following committee action next week, the full Board of Supervisors is expected to approve the construction bid May 12.

The first phase is expected to be completed by October.