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Dock projects remain on schedule

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CLAYTON — The construction of the 46-slip public docks off of the riverwalk remains on schedule though the town awaits a construction package.

“For Dock ‘B’ and Dock ‘C,’ we have been in communication with the bidder but we haven’t received a complete acceptable submitted package,” Town Supervisor Justin A. Taylor said. “We aren’t sure when the package will come in.”

Dock A, the wave attenuator, will go to bid about Aug. 2, and Mr. Taylor said bid opening will take place about Sept. 15.

Mr. Taylor said the boater service building, which will be open on the riverwalk for boaters to use, is expected to be completed by the first part of August.

The project faced possible setbacks in early spring when the originally awarded contract, to Chippewa Bay Marine Technology, Hammond, was withdrawn because of the company’s noncompliance with its contract. The company’s original bid was for $475,000 to build steel docks.

On May 15, the Town Council accepted another, less expensive bid of $405,300 for aluminum docks and pontoons, from GatorDock, Sanford, Fla.

Mr. Taylor said construction likely will remain on schedule. Delivery is expected in two parts, the first in July with the gangway, main dock and dock B and the second in August with dock C.

“We are hoping for a delivery as soon as possible on the docks,” Mr. Taylor said.

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