“I got it pretty good, I look at the bright side of everything. I’m happy that I could help these guys who are really the ones we should be thinking about,” Hickey said. The Belmar Pub was the latest local business to give back, delivering hundreds of meals to Wilson Hospital Thursday morning. (WBNG) — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hamper small businesses nationwide, many in the Southern Tier are stepping up to do their part. “What we’re trying to do is say thank you to the people who are literally risking everything to help us. I can’t imagine putting myself in that position,” Ed Hickey, owner of the Belmar, explained. Meier Supply in Binghamton approached The Belmar wanting to team up to help healthcare workers. Shortly thereafter, the plan to purchase and deliver the meals came together. Meier Supply was able to purchase more than 100 meals, which were then delivered by The Belmar. The Belmar plans to deliver hundreds more meals next week to healthcare workers at Lourdes.
CLEAR LAKE — The Clear Lake City Council tonight will consider awarding a contract for the second phase of the City Beach Enhancement Project to the same company that constructed the community’s aquatic center over a decade ago. Four bids were submitted for the project, with Peterson Construction of Webster City having a base bid amount of $1,033,000. This phase of the project includes the construction of a splash pad, a new restroom facility, a sun shade shelter, as well as landscaping and lighting improvements. Two alternates in the project were also included in the Peterson Construction bid that includes providing a cast-in-place concrete wall with manufactured stone veneer and a cast stone cap in lieu of dry-stacked boulder wall, as well as an alternate dealing with additional plants and landscaping . The alternates bring the total bid to $1,087,000, which is almost 10-percent under the estimated cost of construction. Peterson Construction was the general contractor that built the aquatic center in 2007. The council meets tonight at 6 o’clock at City Hall.