Image source: Allan H. Treman MarinaSealed bids for Cascadilla Creek Dredging in the City of Ithaca, NY, will be received by the Office of the City Controller until 2:00PM local time, Thursday, November 21, the New York State Government reports. In general, the project consists of the following:maintainence dredging of approximately 12,800 cubic yards of sediment from Cascadilla Creek between the Cayuga Waterfront Trail pedestrian bridge and the Cayuga Inlet;dewatering the dredged sediment on private land immediately adjacent to the segment of creek;disposing of dewatered sediment at upland sites as General Fill in accordance with a NYSDEC Beneficial Use Determination.“The contract documents may be inspected at the office of the City Superintendent of Public Works and the office of the Engineer,” said NYS Government in its announcement.“All bids must be made on the official bid forms, and be accompanied by a certified check or satisfactory bid bond, payable to the City of Ithaca, in the amount equal to 5% of the base bid.”According to their official announcement, the city reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informality or technicality in any bid in the interest of the owner.
The 19-year-old made his debut from the bench against Moldova in the World Cup qualifier at Wembley two weeks ago and has explained how England manager Roy Hodgson has given him the incentive of a place in the squad if he continues his form. “I have set my sights on the World Cup,” Barkley said in his first interview with national newspapers. Press Association “It’s a goal for me. It will be hard, but through hard work hopefully I can get on the flight there. “He (Hodgson) told me to keep working hard and keep doing what I have been doing since the start of the season and if there comes a time that, because I am young, I’m on the bench, don’t let your head go down. “He believes in me. He has high hopes for me. He sees me being able to go to Brazil if I keep progressing as I have done since the start of the season.” However, Barkley, who joined Everton aged 11, has been advised to stay at Goodison Park for the development of his career by the captain of the club’s biggest rivals – Steven Gerrard. Barkley was sent out on loan to Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds while David Moyes was in charge at Everton, but he is now back in the fold and has secured a regular starting spot under new Toffees manager Roberto Martinez. Barkley said: “He (Gerrard) told me I’m from Liverpool, a local lad playing for the team I support, and there is nothing better. “He’s done that throughout his career. He said playing is the main thing, going to another team and not playing would be no good for my development. “I was a bit star-struck when I first joined up but Steven was good to me when I was away. I sat next to him on the coach and he gave me loads of advice. “He said the big hitters are going to be looking at me but the main thing for me is to stay with the club I’m at, the team I support and love, which is Everton.” Ross Barkley might be at the start of his England career but the Everton midfielder is setting his sights on playing in next summer’s World Cup.