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Council fine-tunes Jefferson Hills public works complex designs

| Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 1:56 a.m.

Jefferson Hills council took several actions on Monday to fine-tune plans for the borough's new public works complex and salt storage facility.

Council voted 5-0 to accept a $25,000 plan by McLean Architects LLC for additional architectural and engineering services on the complex.

Council vice president James Weber conducted Monday's meeting that was attended by councilors Tracey Khalil, David Montgomery, Janice Cmar and Kathleen Reynolds. Council president Christopher King and Councilwoman Vickie Ielase were absent.

Council also authorized Gateway Engineers to revise bid packages to incorporate separate trades on the complex and salt storage facility at a cost of no more than $4,500.

A right-of-way agreement with West Penn Power for the complex was approved.

The borough's effort continues to find the least expensive way of processing sewage. An agreement was ratified for the services of Senate Engineering Co. as a third-party reviewer of Act 537 sewage facility planning updates prepared by the borough and West Elizabeth Sanitary Authority.

A meeting is planned toward the end of July between council, WESA's board and Senate.

Council approved a land development plan for the Musisko site and a subdivision plan for the Mark E. Lewis plan of lots. It also authorized hammering out an agreement with South Hills Area Council of Governments concerning administration of an eighth phase in demolition funded by Year 39 Community Development Block Grant money.

The borough seeks a more efficient way to handle sewage and garbage bills. Finance director Andrew McCreery asked four vendors for plans.

Public works director Tom Lovell lauded NRG Energy Elrama power plant employees Mark Weinheimer, Becky Siudela, Ethan Russell, Bob Lippert, Greg Thompson and Dave Becze for refurbishing Lobb's Cemetery during a recent “global day of giving.”

Patrick Cloonan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1967, or pcloonan@tribweb.com.

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