St. Michael's Cemetery is located at 107 Middletown Rd, Waterford, NY 12188, USA
September 1, 2023
At the request of and in consultation with Precision Roads, Inc., the paving contractor awarded the bid to remove and install all new roads within St. Michael’s Cemetery, it has been decided to defer this project to the spring 2024 season. Several factors have contributed to this decision. First, the rainy 2023 season has delayed the contractor from completing projects ahead of St. Michael’s Cemetery and thus have caused a lengthy backlog. Since June 1, 2023, this area has received slightly over 18” of rain. Second, the excessive rainfall has contributed to a very high water table within the Cemetery, which is not conducive to laying new asphalt. All existing roads will be excavated to a depth of 8”-10” to install a new base prior to installing new asphalt. With a high water table, the contractor has informed us that there is a risk of the binder material separating from the final finish asphalt coat if the paving and base material are not allowed to set properly under normal dry conditions. With a contract valued at $121,930.00 and because it is your monies that are funding this project, we have decided to wait until the water dissipates to a safer level before em-
barking on this project. The contractor has agreed to honor the above contract amount next spring. In the meantime, plans are underway to fill the existing holes in the roads with a suitable temporary fill material to get us through the Fall and Winter seasons ahead of us. We realize that all parishioners were looking forward to new Cemetery roads this year, but we cannot take the risk of expending substantial parishioner monies given the possibility that the new paving might fail after installation, especially when it is within our control to prevent such an occurrence. We thank you for your patience and understanding and will provide an update once the project is about to commence in the Spring.
St. Michael’s Finance Committee
May 29, 2023
Deacon Frank presides over the annual Memorial Day Service at St. Michael's Cemetery.
May 21, 2023
Plans for paving the cemetery roadway are moving forward. St. Michael's has received multiple paving bids and they are currently being evaluated.