Trump Run Project finished
By Cindy Ekas
Published: Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
The Trump Run Project that included the relocation of a bridge along South Pittsburgh Street that divides Connellsville and South Connellsville has been completed.
The Connellsville Municipal Authority agreed Tuesday night to pay Danmar Contracting Inc. of Delmont a total of $42,085, including a $1,680 change order, to pay for the relocation of a sewage line that ran underneath the bridge.
John Tomaro, engineer for Widmer Engineering, explained that the authority was required to pay the total cost of the project but will receive reimbursement from PennDOT for 50 percent of the cost.
“The project actually cost less money than we originally anticipated,” Tomaro said.
Tomaro explained that PennDOT will also be required to pay 50 percent of other costs associated with the project, including engineering costs, solicitor's fees and other related expenses.
Tomaro said the authority has not calculated the additional expenses, however.
In other business, the authority made its final payment of $8,858.74 for its PennVEST loan.
The authority received a $1.8 million loan through PennVEST to pay for the separation of sanitary and storm sewers in five sections of the city.
The project was completed last year. The authority's payment on the project will remain unchanged.
Jerry Fox, the authority's superintendent, said he received one complaint last month from a homeowner located at 147 S. Ninth St.
When Fox reported to investigate the complaint, he discovered the house has never been connected to the city sewer line.
“The sewer line was replaced in 1997, but somehow the house was never connected to the system,” Fox said.
The homeowner agreed to pay RDM of Pittsburgh $3,600 to tap into the sewage system and complete the job.
“We had no postings or shutoff notices last month,” he said.
Cindy Ekas is a freelance writer.
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