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Design work on Bullskin sewage project underway

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By Rachel Basinger
Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

Design work is under way on Bullskin Township/Connellsville Township Joint Sewage Authority's Phase II project.

Alex Pounds of Widmer Engineering told board members this week that the firm is about 20 percent into the project's design.

“After we get through this initial phase of the design work, it should move along faster,” he said.

After the design phase, permitting for the project will have to be obtained, and advertising will start.

Officials are hoping to put the project out for bid in the spring.

“We have a lot of work to do to hit this time frame,” Pounds said.

In August 2012, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced project funding totaling more than $5.3 million in combined loan and grant money for the authority to complete Phase II of bringing public sewage to 265 more homes in Bullskin Township.

The authority received a $2.8 million water and environmental loan and $2,552,000 in water and environmental grant money, both through USDA Rural Development.

The authority has to contribute $318,000 of its funds for the project that will include laying sanitary sewer lines and bringing sewer service to parts of Johnson Lane, Dryhill Road, East End Road, Skate Lane/Longanecker Road and Richey Road.

Widmer's representative at the time, Glenn Wolfe, said it probably would take at least 2 12 years for the project to be completed from the time the grant was received.

In other business, the board was presented with a 2014 budget from office manager Julie Paull.

The budget has not changed much from the past year, she said, other than the addition of a part-time employee.

Board members will review the preliminary budget, then discuss it and bring it up for a vote at their December meeting.

Rachel Basinger is a contributing writer.

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