After two years of work, Turtle Creek flood-control project work wraps up
After nearly two years, work has been completed on the Turtle Creek flood-control project.
The $8.1 million project, funded primarily by the state Department of Environmental Protection, was finished on Sept. 26, Council President Barry Delissio said. A few minor changes were scheduled to be completed by construction company Merlo throughout this month, but all equipment is scheduled to leave the borough by the end of October.
“It's been a busy couple of years with this, but it's done now,” Delissio said. “We've had tremendous amounts of rain that came through at a high rate and didn't see an impact. What they have done has helped.”
Paying at the bank
Paying a sewage bill at First Commonwealth Bank will cost customers $1 extra each month, starting in October.
Council agreed to terms with First Commonwealth requiring a $1 processing fee be collected for each customer paying their sewage bills in person, with a minimum of $100 in processing fees collected each month.
If fewer than 100 people pay at the bank, the borough is obligated to pay to meet the $100 minimum.
Currently, about 225 customers pay at the bank and the borough pays a 25 cent per bill surcharge, with a minimum of $55 collected each month.
“Personally, I think we should take action to tell everyone to mail it,” Councilman Clay Soles said.
Soles said the borough also can look into business online banking that would allow monthly sewage bills to be debited from customer's checking accounts.
Visitors to Export soon will be greeted with a monument honoring the borough's history
Officials agreed last week to develop an area near the entrance to Export with landscaping and a monument to hold a time capsule honoring the borough's 2011 centennial.
The centennial committee will pay $1,950 for the monument and a portion of the landscaping costs not to exceed $5,875.50 if a matching donor is found. Officials plan to request assistance from the J.M. “Junior” Hall Trust, which is dedicated to funding the beautification of Export.
The project, which will be completed by Alex Walters of Alex Landscaping, will cost about $10,975.
Daveen Rae Kurutz is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8627, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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