Penn Hills council will vote on $18M borrowing proposal on Monday
Penn Hills council will vote on borrowing $18 million at tonight's (April 7) council meeting, in order to undertake a refunding project as well as to finance capital improvements.
Municipal Manager Moe Rayan could not be reached to comment on what specific projects the money would help to finance. In the 2014 municipal budget, roughly $329,000 is laid out in the capital improvements budget, including about $260,000 for sewer work, $30,000 for improvements to the municipal building on Frankstown Road and about $40,000 for stormwater management projects.
Revenue for those projects comes through grants and bond proceeds.
Other items on the agenda include:
• Awarding two contracts for about $1.6 million of work related to Phase VI of the 2014 sewer repairs. The first contract is for exvacation point repair of 135 sanitary sewer points. The second contract is for the lining repair of 265 sanitary sewer segments. The projects are required as part of the municipality's consent decree with the state's Department of Environmental Protection.
• A proposal by Rayan to appoint Maher Duessel as municipal auditors through 2016.
• Awarding a $52,000 contract for interceptor work along Thompson Run.
• Resident Joe Gula will address council regarding a sewer issue at his property on Saltsburg Road.
The meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the municipal building, located at 12245 Frankstown Road. For more information, call 412-798-2100.
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