Town Announces New Highway Facility Moving Forward
JANUARY 19, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: TERRY FENNELLY, CHAIR, PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE
TOWN OF CANANDAIGUA NEW HIGHWAY FACILITY PROJECT MOVES FORWARD
(Canandaigua, NY) – A new Town of Canandaigua highway facility is getting closer to reality. Public Works Committee Chairman Terry Fennelly has announced the time period for a permissive referendum has recently concluded for authorizing the issuance of a bond anticipation note and the expenditure of funds for the new project.
The capital improvement project will replace the existing highway barn constructed in 1971. Costs for the new highway facility are anticipated to be approximately $ 5.967 million dollars, and will be funded in part by financial reserves on hand along with issuance of a serial bond not to exceed $ 5 million dollars.
“The existing buildings are past their useful life”, according to Public Works Committee Chairman Terry Fennelly. “Planning for the future of our residents and the Town of Canandaigua is something we have to continually consider as we look at these types of projects and future projected growth.”
The overall project will demolish the existing 14,000 square foot highway barn and construct a new 40,000 square foot facility located at the Town of Canandaigua’s campus at 5440 Route 5 & 20, West. Additional transfer station and traffic flow improvements are also included in the project in order to provide safety for the employees while also incorporating ease of use for residents.
“The safety of Town of Canandaigua employees and the ability for residents to utilize the facility have been important factors in the overall design”, said Canandaigua Highway Superintendent Jim Fletcher.
The anticipated financial impact for residents is an increase in the town tax rate of approximate 25 cents to 31 cents per thousand dollars of assessed value. An average home in the Town of Canandaigua of $250,000 assessed value would see an increase in Town tax bill of approximately $62.50 to $77.50 per year.
More information on the proposed project including site plans, and drawings is available on the Town of Canandaigua’s website at www.townofcanandaigua.org.