The Cortlandville town board unanimously voted to purchase about $12,000 worth of gravel from Route 13 Rocks, DBA Cortlandville Sand and Gravel for a new parking lot at Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex.
The new parking lot will have anywhere between 120-to-130 spaces and is meant to have access to the new baseball fields and the upcoming soccer fields as well.
“We’ll have a parking lot within a matter of a few days there, which is going to allow the winter to settle in, and by spring it should be in pretty good shape,” said Town supervisor Tom Williams.
The town needed to move quickly on the new lot, as Cortlandville Sand and Gravel is shutting down for the season on Friday.
As part of a different resolution, Cortlandville Sand and Gravel agreed to purchase about 6,000 yards of topsoil that was declared a surplus from the construction of phases one and two of Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex. The mine will purchase the top soil at $5 per yard, netting the town about $30,000.
“So basically what we’re doing with the gravel mine is pretty close to a wash, which is a good thing,” Williams said.