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Redevelopment authority set to approve demolition of old Trafford fire station

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By Chris Foreman
Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 7:48 p.m.
 

Demolition of Trafford's former fire station and municipal building could start in mid-June after the Westmoreland County redevelopment authority approves a contract for the apparent low bidder.

At $19,900, A.W. McNabb LLC of Burgettstown in Washington County submitted the lowest of seven bids by the deadline Friday to tear down the Duquesne Avenue building and the two staircases that link Duquesne to Edgewood Avenue, authority executive director April Kopas said Monday.

McNabb's proposal is about two-thirds of the $30,000 that the authority reserved for the project from federal funding that targets blighted properties in central business districts.

Trafford, which will retain ownership of the property, is responsible for paying $1,000 of the cost.

“We're very pleased because we can take that savings and pass it on to another community, so, for us, it's a win-win,” Kopas said.

The authority's board will review the bids and likely approve McNabb at its next meeting on Tuesday, she said. McNabb is in line for a 75-day contract, which means construction likely will be completed by the end of August.

Kopas said the company is “well-qualified” and experienced in projects involving asbestos abatement. Borough officials have said there is asbestos in the former station, which is more than 100 years old.

McNabb received a $93,580 contract from the authority in January to remove nine downtown Latrobe buildings as part of the Westmoreland County Community College's plan for a replacement of the Laurel Education Center.

Chris Foreman is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.

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