TribLIVE

| Neighborhoods

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Versailles OKs contractor for methane mitigation

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

McKeesport Photo Galleries

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

By Stacy Lee
Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 2:11 a.m.
 

Versailles council awarded a $21,630 contract on Monday night to Plavchak Construction Co. of Jefferson Hills for exterior methane mitigation.

The systems will be installed outside four houses in Versailles.

Borough engineer Paul Gaus said four bids were opened at the end of March.

Council approved Echelon Applied Geosciences of Murrysville to oversee interior methane mitigation specifications and installation at a cost between $8,375 and $11,875.

“They are the experts and they did submit a proposal for council to approve,” Gaus said.

He said the borough is determining how many houses will receive interior systems, which will provide positive pressure below basement floors to stop gas from surfacing.

A second public meeting for residents regarding information about the installation of the interior methane mitigation systems is scheduled for April 16 at 6 p.m. at the borough building.

Federal grant money will fund the two methane projects.

Councilors authorized Gateway Engineers to prepare specifications for the reconstruction of Bayne Street. The borough was awarded $40,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding for the road work and will pay approximately $65,000.

Secretary Jennifer Richards asked council for suggestions for a borough website she is creating.

“I would like everyone's input on what you would like to see on it,” she said. “I was thinking about taking some pictures of the borough building to keep on the front page and a brief statement about the population and information about the borough.”

Richards said the creation of the site will take a month and a half to two months.

Council approved the purchase of a new digital recorder at a cost not to exceed $150, and paddles and a battery for its automated external defibrillator at a price not to exceed $300.

Stacy Lee is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1970, or slee@tribweb.com.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read McKeesport

  1. Daytime gunfire damages vehicle in McKeesport
  2. Irwin woman waives sex charges to court
  3. Details emerge in North Versailles drive-by shooting
  4. Elizabeth Township business forum draws a crowd
  5. Homeville Viaduct project should extend life of span
  6. Intrepid VFW post in West Mifflin earns all-state designation
  7. Golf outing wraps up successful Invitational
  8. Victim still hospitalized; McKeesport bar shooting hearing postponed
  9. Elizabeth Forward community offers support to family of drowning victim
  10. Volunteers give new life to Clairton veterans memorial
  11. Restrictions begin on Route 51 south