Harrison awards contract for sewage pump station
The aging sewerage pump station along Freeport Road in Harrison will finally be replaced.
Commissioners on Thursday night awarded a $229,000 contract to 84 Group Inc. to replace the pump station, located on the steep hillside of Freeport Road heading into Freeport Borough.
Officials hope the facility, which serves about 20 Harrison customers, will be finished by winter.
The pump station was built in 1973.
The 84 Group is based in Robinson Township, near Pittsburgh.
Harrison officials were attracted to the company because it uses a new motor that will operate the pump station more efficiently.
Liquor license hearing
Commissioners on Monday night will hold a public hearing on a request by NH Restaurant Corp. to accept transfer of a liquor license from Etna.
The company would like to establish a six-pack take-out store at 2602 Freeport Road, the site of a former car wash at a Shell gasoline station.
Getting an OK from a receiving municipality is part of the process required by the state Liquor Control Board to transfer a license across municipal lines.
Property transfer restrictions set
Commissioners on Monday night are expected to vote on an ordinance that would restrict transfer of a property subject to a pending notice of violation, compliance, or notice to repair or remove a deteriorated structure.
The action is being taken because officials have said several properties that were going through the condemnation process were transferred to another ownership, hampering local efforts to demolish dilapidated structures.
Township, businessto swap land
After a long delay, the township is ready to swap small pieces of property along Burtner Road with J.V. Manufacturing.
J.V. will donate a small parcel adjacent to the Burtner House in exchange for a small piece of township land near the Route 28 expressway.
The state Legislature had to approve the swap because the Burtner House was taken over by the township with state funds.
George Guido is a freelance writer for Trib Total Media.
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