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Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

A long-awaited sewer project will be getting under way soon in Green Tree.

Borough council approved a bid by A. Merante Contracting Inc. to install a sanitary sewer line on Warriors Road by a 6-0 vote at its meeting Monday. Councilman Rino Lindsey was absent.

The contractor will be responsible for installing 2,100 feet of sanitary sewer pipe in the area, which affects 15 residences that currently have septic tanks for their sewage.

The project will consist of the installation of a public sewer system. The cost of about $206,280 will be covered between the residents and the borough.

“I know the residents will be pleased when they get the letter from us that we're proceeding,” manager Dave Montz said.

Montz said the project has been in the works for at least three years but was delayed because the borough had to go to court to secure easements from a commercial property that abuts the residences.

“I think it's something we need to get going on,” Councilman John Novak said. “It's been a while now.”

Residents first brought the matter to the borough's attention because they were having difficulty selling their homes because they weren't part of a public sewer system.

Montz said council considered a sewer system on Warriors Road as far back as the 1950s. With the bid awarded, Montz said groundbreaking is at least a month and a half away.

“I think it's a great project, and it will be really good for the community in general,” Montz said.

Streetscape update

The borough is still awaiting approval from the county on a bid for the third phase of Green Tree's streetscape project.

Council voted at its March 4 meeting to award a $459,605 bid by Frank Zottola Construction Inc. for the project, which includes work on sidewalks and driveways and the installation of decorative lighting on Greentree Road between West Manilla Avenue and Pocono Drive.

Because Allegheny County is providing a $250,000 grant to partially fund the project, its approval is needed before work can begin, Montz said.

“Their response to me was they're reviewing the information,” he said.

Doug Gulasy is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-380-8527 or dgulasy@tribweb.com.

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