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SILVER CREEK – Bids for replacement of sanitary sewer lines in Silver Creek were opened Monday at the regular meeting of the Village Board.

United Survey Company of Cleveland was the apparent low bidder with a price of $357,425. The highest of four bids was $694,200 from E&R General Construction of West Seneca.

Members of the Village Board tabled any action on the bids until they are reviewed.

In other matters from the regular meeting, Mayor Nick Piccolo said that two potential buyers have expressed interest in the land at the village’s former reservoir. He said he has been in contact with an appraisal company and will not proceed with requesting a referendum to sell the land until the appraisal is complete. The mayor said a public referendum allowing the sale would be required.

The reservoir has not been used in many years since the village purchases water through the Erie County Water Authority. The mayor said he was advised by a representative from the state Department of Environmental Conservation that the dam at the reservoir should be made safe and compliant to reduce liability if it is sold.

The mayor said the village avoided serious damage from a recent threat for flooding in the areas of Rex, Dana and Oliver streets. Residents of the three streets were warned of a potential danger from rising waters on Friday. Village and county crews opened two channels in the creek and water was flowing freely, the mayor reported.

A request from Visone Construction was tabled. The contract with Visone called for completion by the end of March and they are seeking a 30-day extension. The work includes water line and water meter replacement.