Irondequoit's new salt barn could be up by late next month
Posted at: 09/13/2012 7:24 AM
The only item for action on the Irondequoit Town Board's workshop agenda tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 12, was awarding a bid for construction of the town's new salt barn. Here's where the project stands:
Irondequoit’s Department of Public Works lost its salt barn, cold storage space, and some equipment during a devastating, quick-moving fire Friday afternoon, June 1. All five Irondequoit fire departments responded to extinguish the blaze, as did the West Webster Fire Department and one city of Rochester crew and truck.
The DPW hasn’t yet replaced all of the equipment it lost, but does have a new bobcat and did receive two new generators last month.
It also went out to bid on construction of a new salt barn, storage space and related site improvements last month.
The aim is to have the new salt barn “substantially complete” by Oct. 25, said Irondequoit Public Works Commissioner Patrick Meredith. He described the new facility, which will be a different-type structure than the one that burned down, as “something easier for us to manage long-term.”
He estimated the cost of the entire project at somewhere around $250,000.