It took several votes, but the Geneva City Council last night finally voted in favor of awarding the construction bids for the the new lakefront visitor's center and chamber of commerce office.
The council first voted 5 to 4 to table the construction bids. Now that the Finger Lakes Boating Museum has withdrawn from the project, some council members wanted meet later this month to discuss future partners for the building project. Later in the meeting, first-ward councilor Ron Martino raised a point-of-order and changed his vote so the visitor's center could come off the table and awarding the bids could again be discussed.
After another long discussion, sixth-ward councilor John Greco moved the vote forward-
The final vote on awarding the 1.9 million dollars in construction bids was approved by an 8 to 1 vote, with just fourth-ward councilor Ken Camera voting against the bids.
The seven contracts proposed are:
GENERAL: Massa Construction of Geneva, $976,000.
SITE WORK: Lefrois Construction of Henrietta, $369,145.
PILING: Ferraro Piling and Shoring of Alden, $120,190.
HVAC: Landry Mechanical of LeRoy, $112,570.
ELECTRIC: O’Connell Electric of Victor, $98,400.
PLUMBING: D’Amico Plumbing and Heating of Geneva, $58,600.
FIRE PROTECTION: ES Systems of Rochester, $26,855.
Construction could begin in 30 days.
Last night's council meeting was also the first in over a year to be video-taped to be shown on local cable access TV.