Village Board members approved up to $120,000 in spending to repave two roads in Greenport prior to the winter.
The board voted 5-0 during a special meeting Tuesday afternoon to pave portions of Moores Lane, as well as a small portion of Main Street from Bridge Street to First Street.
The village awarded the contract to Corazzini Asphalt Inc. While it is projected that the paving will cost less than $100,000, Mayor David Nyce said the board allocated the additional money from the village’s general fund in case unexpected costs arise.
The move comes almost a month after village and state officials couldn’t reach a deal to include the village portion of Route 25 to be repaved as a part of the DOT’s $6.9 million repaving of the road elsewhere on the North Fork. Instead, the village, town and DOT are looking into joint federal grants to repave the village-maintained portion of Route 25 in the future.
There are also preliminary talks for DOT to take over the maintenance of Route 25 all together in the future, Mr. Nyce said.
Tuesday’s vote is a short-term solution to repair the roads before the winter, he said.
“We need to do something before the winter hits,” Mr. Nyce said.
“We know that area needs to be paved, so we decided that as long as we were getting some of Main Street done we would get Moores Lane done as well,” village administrator Paul Pallas said prior to the vote.
The repair work is expected to take about a day to complete.
Although no start date has been selected the mayor said the work needs to be done “as soon as possible” to beat the winter weather.
Detour notices will be issued prior to the paving.
The board also voted Tuesday to fund $32,000 worth of repairs to the east pier at Mitchell Park Marina, another time-sensitive project, officials said.