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County approves $42K for EDA to install sign, demolish abandoned home in Medina

Photo by Tom Rivers: The Orleans EDA will be installing another Medina Business Park sign. This one pictured is off Bates Road on the newly named Marcia Tuohey Way. A new two-sided sign will be installed by Pride Pak on Maple Ridge Road.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 13 July 2018 at 2:09 pm

ALBION – The Orleans County Legislature has approved $42,000 for the Orleans Economic Development Agency to purchase a sign for the Medina Business Park on Maple Ridge Road and also to demolish and remove an abandoned house and garage on Sanderson Road.

The Legislature on June 27 unanimously approved the $42,000, which is in addition to the $180,000 the county is giving the EDA this year.

The EDA board this morning voted to accept the $42,000 in funding with up to $19,207 for an internally lighted sign by Pride Pak on Maple Ridge Road. The Medina Business Park sign will be two-sided and will lighted through solar power.

Takeform Architectural Graphics will make the sign for $,7,759. The sign will be 9 feet high by 6 feet wide. Other costs include installation, $3,550; concrete footer, $3,350; $2,548, solar electrical system; $1,500 for landscaping, and $500 for hydroseeding.

Those costs could be reduced if local municipal crews do some of the work, said Jim Whipple, the EDA chief executive officer.

The EDA also is having a house and garage removed from 11610 Sanderson Rd., which is part of a new 125-acre business park being developed by the EDA. The total costs are $26,895 for the demolition and removal.

The Environmental Construction Group of Albion will be paid $12,690 for asbestos abatement.

ARG Disposal in Albion will be paid up to $9,000 for dumpsters. Can Am Environmental Group will conduct asbestos monitoring for $635 a day or $1,905 for three days. Other costs identified include building removal at $1,000 (done by Orleans County Highway Department), fill for basement at $1,000 (done by county), and $1,300 for contingency.

The EDA is promoting the land available for development at Sanderson Road and the Medina Business Park, about 300 acres total, as the largest NYS-certified “Shovel-Ready” business park in Western New York and the Finger Lakes.

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