New Sand and Salt Shed in Boonville, NY Capital District

Laberge Group was retained to provide engineering and grant administration services associated with building a new sand and salt shed for the Town of Boonville, NY.

The Town was awarded a Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) grant for the design and construction of the building. Previously, salt and sand had been stored in the open within the protection radius of a municipal wellhead and the Black River Canal. Storing this material within the new sand and salt shed at the Boonville highway facility serves to protect both the canal and a vital municipal water source from salt and sand runoff.

Services provided by Laberge Group included: WQIP grant administration services, coordination of a topographic survey, developing a site plan, and providing services related to completion of the required SEQRA Full Environmental Assessment Form. In addition, Laberge Group ensured that construction details met a high standard, which included a recommendation to increase the wall loading design criteria to extend the longevity of the wall system. During the final phase of the project, Laberge Group managed the construction bidding process, which included preparing plans, specifications, and contract documents; assessing submitted bids; and making a bid award recommendation.

If your community is contemplating the need for a sand and salt shed, we would be happy to discuss the options available to you, including the possibility of grant funding to defray the cost. Please call Ben Syden at (518) 458-7112 or contact us at to schedule a free conference call.