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2017-04-20 / Front Page

Mold removal to be handled by Stohl Remediation

by JENNIFER WATERS
Editor


Mold remediation work at the town’s ice rink is anticipated for completion by early June. 
Photo by Chuck SkipperPurchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com Mold remediation work at the town’s ice rink is anticipated for completion by early June. Photo by Chuck SkipperPurchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com The West Seneca Town Board approved a bid award for mold remediation work at the town’s ice rink during a special meeting on Monday morning.

Stohl Remediation Services Inc. of Buffalo was awarded the contract at a cost of $63,000.

Work will begin immediately, with the remediation project to be completed by early June to allow the West Seneca Youth and Recreation day camp program to use the building.

Deputy Supervisor Matthew English said three bids were received and Stohl was the lowest.

Town Engineer David Johnson said mold was found recently on the rafters at the ice rink. The last remediation project was done about eight years ago.

He said mold will build up and when it hits a certain level, should be addressed.

“Mold is everywhere. When it gets to be noticeable, it’s time to take care of it,” Johnson said.

English said an air test was conducted to show whether there were any health concerns present, and air quality results were deemed to be at a safe level.

During the March 27 board meeting, the board authorized a request for proposals from Town Engineer Steven Tanner regarding the project.

Supervisor Sheila Meegan said during that meeting that a town employee spotted the mold and called Tanner’s attention to the issue. Air quality and scraping tests showed no cause for health concerns, but the supervisor said the town wants to remove the mold before the day camp program uses the building.

“I personally have noticed that this gets worse every year. Because we open the rink in August, it’s like a rainforest in there,” she said.

As a solution, the rink will not be opened until Oct. 1 each year, and ice will be laid in mid-September.

Meegan was excused from the April 17 meeting.

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