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Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, 8:06 p.m.
 

The North Huntingdon Township Municipal Authority and township commissioners plan to share the cost of repairing six roads in the Country Hills neighborhood.

The two entities struck an agreement to share the costs of repairing roads affected by the Country Hills sewer line replacement project, according to Mike Turley assistant township manager.

Officials estimated it would cost the municipal authority $181,000 to repair Laurel Avenue, Deerfield Drive, Greenfield Court, Country Hills Drive, Sweetbriar Drive and Fairwood Drive, Turley said.

Currently, the roads have been patched, Turley said.

Township officials estimated it would cost $282,000 to repave the streets from curb to curb.

“The township agreed to cover the cost of the additional $101,000 to do a complete repaving project,” Turley said. “So the municipal authority plans to give the township a check for the cost of repairing the streets, and we'll cover the rest as part of our road programs in 2014 and 2015.”

Manager John Shepherd said working with the municipal authority allows the township to provide new roads, instead of uneven, patched roads. It also puts off the need for repairs to the roads for at least another 10 years, he said.

“It's a better product in the end,” Shepherd said.

In other news

The North Huntingdon commissioners capped the township's reserve fund at no more than 25 percent of its general fund budget.

The commissioners passed the policy after a 6-0 vote. Commissioner David Herold was absent.

This year, the general fund balance is $11.4 million, meaning the township's $7 million reserve fund would need to be reduced to $2.8 million to meet the new policy.

Board president Lee Moffatt said the commissioners plan to reduce the reserve fund over the next several years.

Brad Pedersen is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8626, or bpedersen@tribweb.com.

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