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Greensburg streets slated for milling, paving

| Thursday, June 13, 2013, 8:55 p.m.

More Greensburg streets will be milled in preparation for later paving by city workers.

City council this week awarded a $22,380 contract to Donegal Construction Co. to mill approximately 16,100 square yards of streets.

Last month, council awarded a $23,391 contract to Swank Construction of New Kensington to mill city streets.

Council awarded contracts at different times because different funding is being used for the projects, city officials said.

The latest contract involves work on sections of Bell Way, along with Depot, Fox Hill, Mt. Pleasant and Stanton streets, Lynn Lee Drive and Urania Avenue.

Workers further will mill the intersections at Northmont Street and Harvey Avenue, and at Stone Street and Hamilton Avenue.

Milling is planned for the police-side entrance to the city hall lot and the Hoffman Lot.

Council plans to use liquid fuels, parking revenue and capital funds to pay the latest costs.

City officials earmarked Community Development Block Grant funds for the work approved last month.

In another matter, council took final steps to begin an energy savings program.

In a 5-0 vote, council approved RBC Capital Markets serving as investment banker and Wayne Gerhold as bond counsel for the city's energy conservation project.

In March, the city hired Constellation NewEnergy of Fox Chapel to serve as project general contractor to make $1.5 million in improvements to energy systems to be paid through energy savings.

City Administrator Sue Trout called the hiring of the investment banker and attorney the final pieces before work could start on the energy project.

Constellation analyzed city buildings to determine energy savings that could result via improvements.

Constellation recommended revamping lighting systems, including those in parking garages, city hall, other city-owned buildings and fire halls. Non-LED traffic signals were recommended for replacement.

Constellation suggested boiler replacements and installation of an “air curtain” at Kirk S. Nevin Arena to maintain temperature, city official said.

Bob Stiles is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-836-6622 or