8014 Pleasant Valley Rd. Bath NY 14810 mail: P.O. Box 186 Hammondsport NY 14840 ph. 607-569-3743

Town of Urbana

Steuben County, New York est. 1822

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RFP for Marina at Champlin Beach

PROJECT BACKGROUND

The Town of Urbana (“Town”) is using a $410,000 grant from New York State’s Empire State Development Corporation in conjunction with $1,652,500 in funds to make improvements at Champlin Beach, located at the southern end of Keuka Lake. These improvements include: the replacement of the existing Pier, with the addition of  50, 75 or 100 rental slips; upgrades to the existing parking area; the construction of a multi-purpose building that will include bathrooms, storage and office space at a minimum. In addition, through funding provided by the New York State Department of State (DOS) under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund, a continuous connection will be created between Champlin Beach and downtown Hammondsport through a network of trails, boardwalks and a pedestrian bridge. The improvements will also include a bird watching observation tower to access the adjacent wetland areas, trailheads and kiosks, an ADA-compliant kayak launch, and a trail through, Champlin Beach, Curtiss Park, Depot Park, and Downtown Hammondsport. . These recreational enhancements to The Town’s waterfront will likely increase pedestrian interest and traffic flow to and from Champlin Beach, which will provide economic opportunities for vendors providing boat rental slips and other recreational services of interest to those visitors.

GENERAL INVITATION

The Town of Urbana (“Town”) invites proposals from Marina Operators ("Respondents") that are interested in providing necessary docking and managing a Marina ("Marina”) adjacent to the future Pier at Champlin Beach, scheduled for opening in the Spring of 2021. Marina Operators are those that have docking facilities and will maintain and operate the rental of slips and may also provide other goods and services associated with water recreation. Please note that major repairs or overhauls on Site will not be permitted. Only one Respondent will be permitted to operate from this location. Respondents will work with The Town in establishing this location as a major recreational destination through their licensing of their portion of the Pier as a Marina ("License Agreement"). The intent of the RFP is to identify qualified companies with the experience to operate and manage a Marina at this location.

Companies with demonstrated experience in Marine activities or other successful business endeavors, and with an interest in licensing the future Champlin Beach Marina, are invited to respond to this RFP. For purposes of this RFP, "Respondents" means the companies or individuals that submit proposals to this RFP. The documents submitted will be referred to as "Proposals."

QUESTIONS

All questions or requests for clarification must be in writing, sent by email to:

supervisor@townofurbana.com

Respondents' queries must be received no later than 3:00 p.m. EST on Friday, October 11, 2019. Questions and responses will be made publicly available on the Town of Urbana’s website: www.townofurbana.com, under the Q&A Tab.

 No contact related to this solicitation with Town Board members, staff or consultants, other than emails to the designated e-mail account for the solicitation will be allowed by Respondents or employed representatives of Respondent team members during the procurement period of this RFP. Any such contact by a Proposer will be grounds for disqualification.

There will not be a pre-proposal conference.

 


Marina RFP (PDF; 2540KB)

The Code Enforcement office will be closed

Notice

The Code Enforcement office will be closed for annual training on the following days.

Tuesday October 15th 2019

Wednesday October 16th 2019

Tuesday October 22nd 2019

Wednesday October 23rd 2019

Thursday October 24th 2019

Friday October 25th 2019

 Phone messages will not be addressed on the days but emails will be looked at when possible. Please DO NOT notify the clerk’s office as all inspections are pre scheduled or prior arranged.

urbanaceo@townofurbana.com


​NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING for the Town of Urbana’s 2020 Preliminary Budget and Town Board Meeting to Open the Tour Boat and Marina RFP’s

A Public Hearing will be held at the Urbana Town Hall, 8014 Pleasant Valley Rd., Bath, NY on MONDAY, November 4 at 4:00 pm for the purpose of adopting the 2020 Budget.  All interested persons will be given the opportunity to be heard at this time.  Copies of the preliminary budget are available for public inspection at the Town Clerk’s office and at www.townofurbana.com for anyone interested. 

FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to section 108 of Town Law, that proposed salaries of the Town Officers are hereby specified.

Supervisor - $11,782
Councilpersons - (4 @ $2,470.50) $9,882
Highway Superintendent - $58,251.00
Town Justice - $7,761
Town Justice - $8,316
Town Clerk - $26,396

By order of the Town Board

After the Public Hearing for the budget, the RFP’s for the Tour Boat and Marina will be opened.  

Dated: October 11, 2019
Deanna Tompkins, Town Clerk


Call for Sealed Bids for Hauling of Materials

The Town of Urbana is seeking sealed bids for hauling of materials to and from specified locations. All quotes shall be based on a pay per ton fee. Bidders must certify in writing they will comply with the insurance requirements of the town and all federal, state, or local laws or regulations before awards can be final.

The awardee shall have a one year contract (1-1-2020 to 12-31-2020) with “The Town , at the sole option, shall have the right to renew the contract for up to (2) additional consecutive years upon the same terms and conditions.

The Town will pay invoices submitted at the next regularly scheduled monthly meeting.

The Town reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

All bids must be placed in a sealed envelope, addressed to the Town clerk, Town of Urbana, 8014 Pleasant Valley RD. Bath NY 14810 and such envelopes shall be marked,” hauling bid”.  All bids must be received by the Town Clerk on or before 12pm on November 14, 2019 at the town hall. All bids will be opened at 12:05 pm on November 14, 2019 at the town hall.

All bids must include a non-collusive affidavit.


​KEUKA LAKE WATER QUALITY

KEUKA LAKE WATER QUALITY

There have been beach closures on Keuka Lake this summer due to harmful algal blooms.  These harmful algal blooms have the potential to contain a cyanobacteria (commonly referred to as blue-green algae) known as Microcystis.  The cyanobacteria may produce microcystin, a liver toxin.  The ability to produce toxins results in calling these a harmful algal bloom. 

At the request of the Geneva District Office of the New York State Department of Health, the Penn Yan Village Water treatment plant has been monitoring for the presence of microcystin in raw and finish water at the plant.  The raw water samples show levels of the toxin from 0.4 ug/l (parts per billion) to 2.19 ug/l (ppb).  No microcystin toxin has been detected in Penn Yan Village’s finished (treated) water. 

In order to protect public health, for both the Village and the surrounding communities that purchase Village water,   Penn Yan Village water treatment plant operators have taken steps to optimize treatment at the plant.  These actions include increasing the level of disinfectant (chlorine residual), reducing plant production to allow more time in contact with the granular activated carbon which removes contaminants and adjusting flow out of the Lake as authorized by the Keuka Lake Outlet Compact (KLOC) to move water past the water plant intake.  All these actions have led to a reduction of microcystin levels at the raw water intake.

The Village of Penn Yan Water Plant is working closely with the New York State Department of Health and other agencies to address the situation and insure no contaminants enter the finish water produced by the treatment plant.


RFP for Keuka Lake Tour Boat

PROJECT BACKGROUND

The Town of Urbana (“Town”) is using a $410,000 grant from New York State’s Empire State Development Corporation in conjunction with $1,652,500 in funds to make improvements at Champlin Beach, located at the southern end of Keuka Lake. These improvements include: the replacement of the existing Pier, with the addition of 50, 75or  100 slips; upgrades to existing parking area; the construction of a multi-purpose building that will include bathrooms, storage and office space at a minimum. In addition, through funding provided by the New York State Department of State (DOS) under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund, a continuous connection will be created between Champlin Beach, Curtiss Park, Depot Park and downtown Hammondsport through a network of trails, boardwalks and a pedestrian bridge. The improvements will also include a bird watching observation tower to access the adjacent wetland areas, trailheads and kiosks, an ADA-compliant kayak launch, and a trail through Curtiss Park connecting to Champlin Beach. These recreational enhancements to the Town’s waterfront will likely increase pedestrian interest and traffic flow to and from Champlin Beach, which will provide economic opportunities for vendors providing services of interest to those visitors.

GENERAL INVITATION

 The Town of Urbana (Town) invites proposals from Tour Boat Operators ("Respondents") that are interested in docking, rental space, maintaining and operating a boat, ship or other vessel ("Tour Boat") at the future Pier at Champlin Beach, scheduled for opening in the Spring of 2021. Tour Boat operators are those that give tours to passengers on Keuka Lake. More than one Respondent may be licensed to operate from this location. Respondents will work with the Town in establishing this location(s) as a major recreational destination through their licensing of their portion of the Pier for operating Tour Boats ("License Agreement"). The intent of the RFP is to identify qualified companies with the experience to operate and manage Tour Boats.

Firms with demonstrated experience in this area, and with an interest in licensing the future Champlin Beach Pier, are invited to respond to this RFP. For purposes of this RFP, "Respondents" means the companies or individuals that submit proposals to this RFP. The documents submitted will be referred to as "Proposals." For purposes of this proposal, “Location” is defined as the soon to be constructed pier at Champlin Beach.

Minority and Women Owned Businesses are encouraged to reply.

QUESTIONS

 

All questions or requests for clarification must be in writing, sent by email to:

supervisor@townofurbana.com

Respondents' queries must be received no later than 3:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, October 11, 2019. Questions and responses will be made publicly available on the Town of Urbana’s website: www.townofurbana.com, under the Q&A Tab.

No contact related to this solicitation with Town Board members, staff or consultants, other than emails to the designated e-mail account for the solicitation will be allowed by Respondents or employed representatives of Respondent team members during the procurement period of this RFP. Any such contact by a Proposer will be grounds for disqualification.

There will not be a pre-proposal conference.


Keuka LakeTour Boat RFP (PDF; 1666KB)

Tentative 2020 Budget

The Budget Meeting scheduled for tonight October 1 is canceled. It is rescheduled for Tues. October 8, 2019 at 6:30 pm
2020 Tentative Budget (PDF; 741KB)

DMP's Available November 1

The Clerks office will be open from 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 1.

November 1st starts the First Come, First Served (FCFS) Deer Management Permit (DMP) process. 

-Hunters may apply for and receive up to two additional DMPs in these WMUs. 

-Applicants with licenses that are exempt from paying a DMP application fee or hunters who have previously applied for DMPs this license year will not be charged any additional fees during the extended application period. Otherwise, there is a non-refundable $10 application fee for leftover DMPs. 

-Leftover DMPs are issued on a first-come / first-serve basis. DEC will continue to issue permits in these WMUs until sufficient numbers of DMPs are issued to achieve optimum management in each unit. When a unit is opened, it will remain open at least until close of business that day. At the end of the business day, any units that have reached the desired number of permits will be closed. 

-Applications for leftover DMPs will not affect any preference points held by the applicant. 

-DMPs are only valid for antlerless deer in the WMU for which they are issued. 

Check back to see what Wildlife Management Units (WMU’s) will be available.