Remedial Electrical Work to Benefit N.Y. Campground

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May 12, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

Ogdensburg, N.Y., electrical contracting firm Collins-Hammond has been hired to complete the first phase of a project to repair electrical problems and increase power capacity at several Town Campground sites in Lisbon, N.Y.

The Town Council accepted a bid of $86,000 to complete the job, which was estimated at $91,000. The town received four bids ranging from $86,000 to $185,000, the Watertown Daily News reported.

The New York Power Authority funded engineering work for the project and pledged $20,000 toward construction.

Town Supervisor James W. Armstrong said work on the project began Monday (May 9).

Part of the work will remedy electrical problems at the campground that stemmed from improperly buried power lines during a NYPA-supervised- and-funded project as part of the Power Authority's relicensing settlement to operate the St. Lawrence-FDR power dam in Massena.

The board awaits cost estimates for a second project phase to install power lines for 13 new sites at the campground. NYPA has agreed to fund engineering costs for the electrical portion of this project as well.

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