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School board: Petrova window bids are just under budget

March 4, 2010
By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer

SARANAC LAKE - The replacement of the windows at Petrova school will cost a bit less than expected.

The Saranac Lake Central School Board voted Wednesday evening to accept a $672,000 bid from NEP Glass Company LTD for the general construction and a $18,385 bid from Integrated Rigging and Construction for the mechanical work, which will consist of moving some ductwork.

The board rejected a $15,000 bid for the electric work from Mountain Lake Electric Inc. District buildings and grounds workers will do the work instead, which consists of moving four electric sockets.

The board had to bid the electric work separately due to the Wicks Law, which requires public bodies to bid separately electric, plumbing and other aspects of a construction project if the total projects costs more than $500,000 upstate.

"We're pretty pleased with the pricing," Joe Garso, of the Saranac Lake-based North Woods Engineering, told the board. Garso said it had been estimated in 2009 that the project would cost $700,000.

The voters authorized spending up to $1 million on the project in May 2008. The district had originally planned to fund the entire project with a bond, but stimulus money may now be used for part of it. The windows date to 1965 or 1966 and will be replaced with more energy-efficient ones.

District Superintendent Gerald Goldman said the project is scheduled to be substantially finished by Labor Day.


Contact Nathan Brown at 891-2600 ext. 26 or



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