Albion DPW beats the cold with paving work

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 October 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers
ALBION – Jay Pahura, a motor equipment operator for the Albion Department of Public Works, runs a roller over fresh pavement on Friday on Hamilton Street.

The DPW has been busy with paving projects just before winter hits. The DPW on Monday put new pavement around manhole covers on East Avenue.

The village this year also paved portions of Caroline Street, Brown Street (from canal going north to village line, Lyndon Drive, East State Street and West Bank Street.

Bryan Hazel, an employee with the Orleans County Highway Department, operates the paver while Tim Banker of the DPW works behind the big machine. The county shares the paver and some of its personnel for the paving projects.

Dale Brooks, the DPW superintendent, oversees the project on Hamilton Street. Brooks will likely become the new Barre highway superintendent on Jan. 1, replacing the retiring Dale Ostroski. Brooks is unoppsed on the Nov. 3 election after winning a Republican Primary.