Town of Jefferson Awarded $300,000 Grant

Engineering frim selection underway

SCHOHARIE, NY (July 1, 2021) –The Town of Jefferson, in collaboration with the Schoharie Economic Enterprise Corp (SEEC), submitted a $300,000 Public Facilities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) request on March 5, 2021, and proactively issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to identify an engineer of record. The grand award was received May 18, 2021.

The awarded CDBG Public Facilities grant is slated to address traffic calming, accessibility and storm water
issues along Route 10 between the Jefferson Central School and the Town Green. Five engineering firms
responded to the RFQ anticipating the grant award in addition to assisting the Town with long-term asset
management planning.

“We have been talking about creating a safe sidewalk for residents, especially our students, to walk from
the school to the Town Green for nearly a decade,” commented Town Supervisor Margaret Hait. “We
could not be happier to see this project move forward.”

A New York State Department of Transportation data count performed showed that on average, 1,500
cars drive through the intersection of State Route 10 and Harpersfield Road in Jefferson each day; more
than 1,800 vehicles pass-by the school and community center. Currently, there is limited infrastructure to
assist pedestrians in walking throughout this area safely. The grant will be allocated to infrastructure
improvements within the area of the intersection and heading south on Route 10 to in front of the
Danforth Community Center and Jefferson Central School. Traffic calming design elements at crosswalks
will slow extraordinary vehicular traffic in the Hamlet, (NYSDOT 1,800+ AADT) and green engineering
solutions will mitigate storm water run-off pooling along the proposed route. Everyone in the community
will be able to safely access critical public facilities and the nearby business district on foot, by bike, or

“We believe the collaborative approach taken by the community to apply for needed infrastructure and
safety improvements contributed to this grant award; the State takes notice when people are working
together effectively,” commented Jerrine Corallo, Grants Associate for SEEC.

There are five engineering firms bidding to serve the Town as the Engineer of Record. The Town will utilize
a qualifications-based procurement procedure to evaluate professional service firms or individuals that
may provide services included, but not limited to, architectural, engineering or consulting having
experience with rural municipal Planning, Design, Building Codes, Land Use Regulations/Zoning and
Construction projects as outlined in the request.

A Town Selection Committee has been named and since received copies of all the professional proposals.
The review criteria is focused on overall capacity, skills, experience, and willingness to collaborate. The
Selection Committee recommendation to the Town Board is anticipated at Town Board meeting on July
8th. Listed below are the responding firms with website excerpts:


CPL Architecture, Engineering, Planning: We are architects, engineers, designers, and technical
specialists. We are community leaders, business owners, friends, colleagues, and moms and dads too. Like
you, we want the best for our loved ones and the communities around us. Through exceptional design,
dedicated service, and lasting client relationships, we create with intention and envision every detail to
re-imagine the spaces and structures that make up your community.

CT Male Associates: For over a century, our firm has forged long-term relationships with a diversified mix
of public and private clients in the municipal, state, federal, commercial, and industrial markets. We are
client-driven, solution oriented and project focused. C.T. Male Associates is committed to delivering
projects that succeed in achieving our clients’ goals and objectives. Our management team and staff
remain on the leading edge of technical and regulatory changes, allowing us to offer the most innovative
solutions and comprehensive service packages in today’s competitive market.

Delaware Engineering: The clients, community, and colleagues of Delaware Engineering, D.P.C. are the
core of our civil and environmental engineering practice. Our clients range from municipalities to industry
located in our eastern New York State communities, from the Capital District through the Hudson and
Mohawk Valleys, Southern Tier and Catskills, to the North Country. Our professional and technical staff
of more than 60 engineers, scientists, planners, and technicians are each responsible for the well-being
of our clients, our communities, and each other. We welcome you to explore the clients, community, and
colleagues of Delaware Engineering, D.P.C.

GPI: Since 1966, GPI has designed, managed and supported our clients on a wide array of projects. We’re
employee-owned, known for our technical knowledge and commitment to getting each job done well.
Our widely recognized quality of service rises from the talent and energy of our exceptional team. The
work ethic and dedication of the men and women at GPI allow us to deliver consistent, quality service to
government agencies, municipalities, architects, commercial developers, and property owners.

Lamont Engineers: Lamont Engineers is a highly competent and well-trained group of engineers, planners,
and technicians who are dedicated to the highest professional standards. We approach each special
project to realize the objectives of the client. For each project, our firm brings a deep understanding and
core respect for the clients we serve.


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070121 Jefferson Infrastructure Grant


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