Monday, December 06, 2004

Feds pour $200K into water project - The Call

Be it big or small amount from Feds, it is putting tax money to work..

Feds pour $200K into water project

NORTH SMITHFIELD -- Outgoing Town Administrator Linda B. Thibault said she plans to announce at next week’s Town Council meeting a $200,000 federal bonanza to help with building a mile-long water-line connector into Woonsocket.
"It’s been months in the works. They told me ‘you’re going to get it,’" Thibault said of a phone call last week from George Zainyeh, district director for U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, D-R.I.

"This is a big sum of money. We can really get this thing rolling," Interim Finance Director Peter Barilla said. "That’s money right in the town’s pocket."

Thibault called the funding "really good news for the town."

It means that, together with $700,000 remaining from other water projects in town, the $900,000 total will provide necessary funds to complete the 4,450-foot water line from Great Road (Route 146A) to Mendon Road and Rhodes Avenue into Woonsocket.

The lowest of four bids by Rhode Island contractors, opened in mid-November, was $915,460 from Boyle & Fogarty Construction of Smithfield.

The other three bids included: C.B. Utility Co., Bristol, $952,320; Parkside Utility Construction Corp., Cranston, $1,035,851; and John Roccio Corp., Smithfield, $1,099,835.Read More...
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