NYPA Selects Massena Firm to
Complete Improvements to Local Recreational Facilities at St.
April 26, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW YORK—The New York Power Authority (NYPA)
Trustees Tuesday authorized the beginning of the final phase of
improvements to local recreational facilities provided for in the
relicensing of the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Project.
The NYPA board approved the award of a $1.9 million
contract to Perras Excavating, Inc., a Massena company, for enhancements
at several public recreational sites on project lands in Massena,
Waddington and Louisville. The work is scheduled to begin this year and
be completed by the end of 2007.
“We’re looking forward to the next phase of the
recreational work as we continue the enhancements provided for in St.
Lawrence-FDR’s relicensing,” said Louis P. Ciminelli, NYPA chairman.
“These measures contribute to the life-style of the area, and we’re
delighted to be making a difference.”
The first phase of the recreational improvements,
in Massena, Waddington and Lisbon, is expected to be completed by
The improvements under the final phase include the
Town of Massena
The Massena Intake Boat Launch: Restoration work
that includes reconstruction of the boat launch, and enhanced access
for the handicapped in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities
Act of 1990. Additional parking and improved lighting will also be
Richards Landing Dike Trail: Repair path between
intake and Massena Country Club.
Town of Waddington
Island View Park: Replacement of structural beams
and decking of existing dock, and addition of two new finger docks.
Town of Louisville
Whalen Park: Pave drives, walkways and parking
lots; reconstruction of fishing pier; construction of trail to Massena
Country Club; and building of trail, picnic area and floating dock on
Massena Country Club: Golf course drainage
improvements and installation of floating dock.
Car-Top Launch on Coles Creek: Provide facilities
for small boats (canoes and kayaks) and develop gravel parking area.
Sandy Beach on Coles Creek: Provide gravel
parking area and picnic tables.
The selection of Perras Excavating resulted from
competitive review of bids in response to a request for proposals (RFP).
The company was the low bidder of the submittals meeting the RFP
In October 2003, the Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission issued the St. Lawrence-FDR Project a new 50-year license.
The 900,000-kw project is a cornerstone of Northern
New York’s economy, with more than half its generating output supporting