Engineer Suggests ‘Change Order’

CASSADAGA – Greg McCorkhill, engineer from Stearns & Wheler, suggested to the Cassadaga Village Board that the recently approved work to North Shore Drive might be considered a “change order” to Contract 5 rather than a separate project.

Trustee Jeffrey Frick questioned why the village should do that rather than bid out the project.

McCorkhill replied, “It saves time for us.” He estimated that the bidding process would take four weeks or so.

To another inquiry about whether this procedure would get best price, McCorkhill said his company knows what is reasonable, and if the contractor wasn’t reasonable, it could still go out to bid.

Three trustees attended this meeting: Valerie Culverwell, the deputy mayor who presided; Michael Lehnen and Jeffrey Frick. Both Mayor LeeAnn Lazarony and Trustee Ronald DeChard had other obligations that night.

The board agreed that the village’s lawyer Mike Benedict, who also was not present, could draw up a resolution for action at the next board meeting. If the price or the resolution was not acceptable, the board could reject it.