Voorheesville, New York
Designated Engineering Services
C.T. Male has provided engineering and planning services for the Village of Voorheesville since 2016, which includes:
- Planning Board Project Review
- SEQR and Planning Assistance
- Engineering Design Services
Planning Board Project Review
C.T. Male’s role as the Planning Board’s engineering consultant requires that each plan be reviewed for technical compliance with all local, state and federal permits/ standards. The technical items that are reviewed include: stormwater management, SWPPP’s, sanitary sewer, water systems, roadways, traffic impacts, wetland/stream impacts and conformance with Village zoning. C.T. Male provides comment letters on each project appearing before the Board for site plan or subdivision approvals and attends each monthly Planning Board meeting. C.T. Male also acts as a liaison for applicant’s engineers and provides them with guidance on the Village’s standards and local laws.
SEQR and Planning Assistance
C.T. Male provides SEQR assistance to the Village and Planning Boards. C.T. Male’s SEQR review at the Planning Board level includes review of all SEQR documents related to a site plan or subdivision application, preparation of SEQR determination paperwork and coordinated review documents.
Engineering Design Services
C.T. Male provides engineering design services to the Village. These design services vary, and most recently include sidewalk design and sanitary sewer related tasks.
Village of Voorheesville Sidewalk Installation
C.T. Male has provided design services for the 0.5 mile installation of a new sidewalk along School Road (Rt. 208), from Prospect Street to Altamont Road. The services included survey, design, and permitting assistance.
Main Street Corridor Low Pressure Sewer Project
Our project team prepared a feasibility study to determine most feasible options, costs and constructability of a low pressure sewer system to serve the Village’s Main Street corridor. C.T. Male prepared an application for WIIA funding for this project, which was awarded $400,000 from NYSEFC.
C.T. Male was retained to provide land survey, engineering design, bidding, construction administration and construction observation services for installation of 2,700 feet of low pressure sanitary sewer to serve 56 properties along Main Street and Voorheesville Avenue by directional drill. The work also includes installation of an effluent pump station to serve parcels on Pleasant Street. The design considerations include location of the sewer infrastructure within NYSDOT and Albany County DPW rights-of-way and installation along a congested road corridor with many existing utilities and sidewalks impacting the design. C.T. Male was able to successfully obtain bids that were well below the established budget for the project due to efficient engineering design considerations.
West Street Water Main Replacement and Extension Project
C.T. Male was retained in 2021 to provide land survey, engineering design, bidding and construction phase services for the replacement of existing water main on West Street and extension of that water main to serve parcels at the end of the roadway. The project includes installation of 1,400 feet of new water main and re-connection to 12 existing water services. The work also includes permitting for installation of the new water main within the 100-foot adjacent area of a NYSDEC regulated wetland. The work was successfully bid under budget in 2022 during a tumultuous bidding period with alternates for different pipe materials being considered.
Salem Hills Infiltration & Inflow Investigation
In the summer of 2021, C.T Male performed an investigation of infiltration and inflow into the sanitary sewer system in the Salem Hills Neighborhood. The work includes CCTV investigation, smoke testing and visual inspection of manholes. The field investigation found 6 illicit sump pump or roof drain connections and determined that approximately 80% of the sewer piping was deteriorated and requires lining of the pipe to limit future infiltration. C.T. Male provided estimates of probable construction cost for a capital project to address the found deficiencies. For the sump pump connections, extension of storm sewer infrastructure was recommended to provide property owners a location to discharge the illicit connection.