Bid process keeps Conneaut Lake project flowing

By Jean Shanley
The Meadville Tribune

Saturday, October 21, 2017

CONNEAUT LAKE – The Conneaut Lake revitalization project, spearheaded by the Conneaut Lake Community Development Committee, is moving forward in the bid process.

Bill Eldridge, president of CLCDC and a member of Conneaut Lake Borough Council, told Council at its most recent meeting that one portion of the project has been advertised and bids were to be returned this week.

It is the largest bid package in the project, which involves Water Street and Fireman’s Beach.

The second package on Water Street was expected to go to bid on Thursday.

The third part of the project is for Fireman’s Beach and is being reviewed for any changes and to have all the legal papers for a donation of land from Bob and Kathy Moss completed before the project is put out for bid.

Eldridge said a concern was expressed about building on Conneaut Lake Water Authority property.  The proper legal action, including some surveying, is  being taken so the project may move forward.

In the meantime, council approved payment of invoices totaling $73,575 to CT Engineers for work done.  Eldridge said CT has been given wonderful support for the project and the CLCDC and Council have gotten “more than What’s been paid for.”

Of the $73,575 paid, $47,925 came from borough funds and $25,250 from CLCDC funds from grants received for the project.

Eldridge also said the CLCDC is applying for another grant from Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for phase two of the multi-year project.