HERKIMER — Herkimer village officials are considering two requests for the use of property on Marginal Road, but the village board still had concerns.

The village received a request from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles for permission to use space across from the Little League field on Marginal Road for part of the commercial drivers' license road test. The county would keep it clean and plow the site, according to the request.

"What happens when the blacktop falls apart?" asked Trustee Delbert Ball.

Village Attorney Nicholas Macri advised the board to submit a proposal outlining the user's responsibilities before agreeing to the plan.

The board accepted Engineer Anthony Carlisto's recommendation to award the bid for the Dayton Place project to Jim Werczynski Excavating. Three bids were submitted and Werczynski submitted a low bid of $162,161. This is the final contract to be awarded for projects related to the 2013 flood, Carlisto said.

He said Werczynski was finishing the Marginal Road storm drain project and should be able to start work on the Dayton Place project right away.

A dog park also has been proposed for Marginal Road. The site is not the same one proposed for the CDL license road test, but is nearby.

Macri reported he had the information from New Hartford's dog park. The board would have to set a fee schedule and pet owners would have to agree to follow the rules.

Ball said the spot is a grassy site grown over with trees, but when it has been cleared, it will be covered with stone dust.

Trustee Mark Ainsworth said dog owners should be required to sign a hold harmless agreement. He noted the Rotary Club had agreed to maintain the park, but asked, "Who's doing it when they don't?"

Macri suggested there be a written agreement between the village and Rotary Club regarding the park.