Town of Webb Supervisor, Ted Riehle says it has been a busy week with the engineers and contractors examining the TOBIE Trail, Lock and Dam, and The Eagle Bay Welcome Center.
At the town board meeting on Tuesday, June 10th, there was a lot of discussion about the updates to these three projects.
Riehle explained that on Wednesday, June 11th, the contractor, Dow Electric would start the necessary repairs to Lock and Dam. These should be completed by the end of the week.
According to Riehle, he met with the contractor the TOBIE Trail on Tuesday, June 10th.
A comprehensive walk-through of the trail was done regarding concerns brought up last fall. They also found a few additional issues that need to be resolved.
Some include the benches, top soil seeding, the railing on the bridge and the drainage.
Riehle was assured by the contractor that most of the small issues were to be completed by the end of this week and into next week.
However, the railing on the bridge is a design flaw and is a separate issue; it will be completed by the end of the month, he said.
The Eagle Bay Welcome Center still has a lot of unfinished cosmetic issues, according to Riehle. Some are the striping of the parking lot, the drainage and top soil seeding.
Old Forge resident, Fred Trimbach, asked if there was a remedy to help keep the pipes from freezing at the center in the winter time; he suggested that running the water just a little might help.
“It was a crazy winter, it’s hard to say, but it’s not possible to keep the water running with a well—we don’t have that kind of system,” Riehle said.
“We will just have to wait and see what happens next year,” he added. He also mentioned that there was no damage done to the pipes, and it would be impossible to find out where it had frozen.
The contractor that is going to be finishing up the last of the cosmetic details is scheduled to be in town by the end of the week.