BY JOE OLENICK
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — TOWN OF LOCKPORT –– There’s another feature coming to Day Road Park.
Town Board members voted Monday to move forward with the construction of a pavilion, the total cost of which will hover around $19,000. The structure has been budgeted for 2013, Supervisor Marc R. Smith said.
The town received four bids for the project, with the highest coming in around $35,000. Town Engineer Robert Klavoon said all of the bids were similar in layout, with subtle difference being in the size of the structure, which ranged from 30 feet to 32 feet long.
Councilwoman Cheryl A. Antkowiak said the concrete will be donated by the family of Stephanie J. Verratti, a 26-year-old Gasport woman who was killed in a December 2010 accident.
The pavilion will include a memorial brick walkway, Antkowiak said. Bricks will come from Unilock, who will also train town highway workers how to inscribe the bricks and replace the blank ones.
The goal is to have the concrete laid this year, but because the pavilion structure is budgeted for next year, the structure itself can’t go up until after Jan. 1, Smith said. The entire pavilion is expected to be done by town highway employees and should be done by late spring or summer.
“It’ll be good to get this going,” Smith said.
In other town news,
• Day Road Park will also feature new permanent recycling bins. Waste Management awarded a grant of $1,450 which was used to partially cover the cost of four such bins, which was about $2,500.
• Antkowiak said a computer is being set up at the town hall for residents who wish to participate in the town’s online recycling rewards program but don’t have personal access to one. The computer is being awarded by Waste Management.
• Lockport’s annual Fall Festival will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the town hall on Dysinger Road.Contact reporter Joe Olenick at 439-9222, ext. 6241.