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By Chris Foreman
Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 9:01 p.m.

Trafford Council has approved another $3.3 million in contracts for a state-mandated sewage project throughout the borough.

Officials also voted July 1 to adopt a $15-per-quarter debt service fee to repay a 30-year loan for the sewage work, although they did not finalize when the fee would take effect. The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority previously gave Trafford a $1.85-million grant and $3.65-million loan for the project.

Last week, council unanimously approved construction contracts for:

• R.A. Monzo Construction, $1.3 million for work on Sixth and Seventh streets and $983,413 for work on Bellauwood Boulevard, Woodlawn Drive and near B-Y Park.

• Lawson Excavating, $956,092 for work on Duquesne, Fairmont and Adrian avenues.

• Roto-Rooter Plumbing and Drain Service, $47,600 for spot repairs.

Work is scheduled to begin in early August.

Last month, council approved a $385,340 contract with State Pipe Services for pipe-removal work.

Westmoreland Park

An Apollo firm will do the construction work for the improvements at Westmoreland Park.

Council approved a $218,318 contract for Sports and Recreation Associates.

Among the planned work is the construction of two new pavilions, a remodeling of the bathroom, an improved parking area, new benches and new areas for bocce and horseshoe games.

The Commonwealth Financing Authority gave Trafford a $215,120 grant for the project. Friends of Penn-Trafford Area Recreation Commission also gave Trafford a $2,500 grant for the project.

Trafford is covering engineering fees, some site preparation work and other costs as a match for the state grant.

Fairmont Park

A consulting firm will apply for another Commonwealth Financing Authority grant that could supply as much as $109,450 to improve Fairmont Park.

Council is working with Morris Knowles and Associates on a potential project that would include new picnic tables and playground equipment, a resurfacing of the basketball and the installation of a 5-foot climbing wall.

If the state authority fully funds the borough's request for 85 percent of the project cost, the borough's recreation fund would cover the remainder.

Chris Foreman is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at 412-871-2363 or

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