Remodeling plans will make Pine complex entrances more secure
By Deborah Deasy
Published: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Pine Township plans to spend about $247,000 to upgrade two entrances to its municipal complex.
Among improvements, wider doors to accommodate wheelchairs are coming to the front of the Pine Municipal Building.
A more secure, expanded entry also is planned for the headquarters of the Northern Regional Police Department, which serves Pine, Richland, Marshall and Bradford Woods out of offices in the rear of the Pine Municipal Building.
Pine supervisors voted June 3 to accept bids from R.D. Stewart Co. of Sharpsburg, $220,000; Current Waves of Slippery Rock, Butler County, $13,300; and Controlled Climate Systems of Canonsburg, Washington County, $13,743, to remodel the entrances.
“We expect the work to start fairly quickly,” said Scott Anderson, assistant manager of Pine Township.
Anderson expects crews to complete the entry upgrades within eight weeks. A goal is to improve security at both entrances.
Forthcoming improvements include widening of the municipal building's front doors from 2-feet, 6-inches, to 3 feet to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Northern Regional Police Department will get a new vestibule. Crews will create the vestibule by extending the department's current entrance on the north side of Pine Municipal Building.
A new 4-foot-by-4-foot window in the vestibule will allow visitors to speak with department secretary Dawn Miller before they enter department offices.
“We're going to put in a waiting area,” Chief Robert Amann said. “From now on, people will be buzzed in and out of the police entrance.”
Amann said additional exterior cameras also will be installed as part of upgrades to the police department's entrance.
Deborah Deasy is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-772-6369 or email@example.com.
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