Goodbye potholes, standing water at County Office Building lots

NORWICH – Potholes and standing water could soon become a thing of the past for those who visit and work at the Chenango County Office Building on Court Street in Norwich.

Public Works Director Randy Gibbon said the three parking areas out in front of the building, a rear lot and a side delivery area could be partially cut out and paved back by as early as next week.

An approximate 4 inch deep, 20 foot wide center strip would be ground down at each location and refilled with asphalt, he told members of the Chenango County Agriculture, Buildings & Grounds Committee Tuesday. The cost is estimated at $50,000 with materials.

Gibbon acknowledged that the work would be “a quick fix” rather than a complete overhaul of the areas.

Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Richard B. Decker, R-N. Norwich, recommended the highway department’s plan to committee. A motion was passed to move forward with the work.

In other committee news, Public Facilities Director Julie Gates said her budget wouldn’t cover the $90,000 estimate she recently received for painting the Chenango County Courthouse exterior and gold leaf-painted dome.

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