Oakfield begins Farnsworth Avenue upgrade next month
Compared to the spiffy new Main Street in Oakfield, Farnsworth Avenue is in pretty bad shape. There are uneven sidewalks, cracks in the road and sagging sewer grates.
Mayor Richard Pasteki said it's "deteriorated to the point where there's cracks, chunks and caved gutters..."
At last night's Oakfield Village Board meeting, it was agreed to begin construction on Farnsworth Ave on Aug. 15.
The board decided to go with D & H Excavating to carry out the project, not only because it found $866,000 to be an agreeable price, ($160,000 less than the closest bidder above), but because it will be a "nice-sized project for a small company."
Construction on Farnsworth will connect directly to Main Street. The water lines will be redone, too.
"I can't tell you how old those pipes are!" Mayor Pasteki said jokingly.
He's got high hopes for the town's very near future. Besides the Farnsworth project, the trustees voted to fix the town's water tower (yes, the one built in 1915!) and revamp the sewer system in a way that could save the town around $30,000 a year.
Also, Mayor Pasteki admitted to pulling weeds in Triangle Park this week.