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Saltsburg purchases truck, keeps garage, OKs sewage plant contracts

| Friday, June 6, 2014, 11:30 a.m.

Saltsburg Borough Council attempted to sell a garage in need of repair, but ultimately chose to keep the property after bids were opened at Monday's regular council meeting.

At a special May 13 meeting, where council awarded bids for construction of a new borough sewage treatment plant, members of the board also discussed selling a garage located at the Pine Way mobile home park the borough recently purchased.

The sale was advertised and sealed bids were opened Monday night, but council rejected the bids, disapppointed with the high offers of $6,000. Council members instead said they would look into putting a new roof on the garage and continuing to use it.

Council President P.J. Hruska said the building is being used for borough equipment storage but is in need of some repairs.

Bids also were opened for sale of the borough's 2003 F350 dump truck, which went to high bidder Gaudino Brothers, LLC of Freedom, for $3,253.

Council agreed to sell the truck after the board discussed at the special meeting purchasing a 2005 F550 dump truck from Young Township for $18,000. Council voted Monday to purchase the 2005 truck. The automatic, four-wheel-drive truck has 67,000 miles on it and includes a plow with a carbide cutting edge.

Council also previously discussed purchasing and erecting a steel garage for storage of borough equipment and materials as an existing garage will be demolished to make way for the new sewage plant.

Don Kelly, borough maintenance worker, reviewed options for a temporary steel frame building would be, but council ultimately decided to invest in a more permanent structure.

Also at the special meeting, after reviewing 20 bids each for the general and electrical sewage plant contracts, council awarded the general contract to Kukurin Contracting, Inc. of Export in the amount of $2,987,789.

The electrical contract was awarded to Current Waves of Slippery Rock at a cost of $422,000.

A PennVest loan and grant package providing $4,194,789 for the plant project also was approved at the special meeting.

Construction of the new sewage plant is slated to begin in August and is expected to last about 270 days.

Gina DelFavero is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-459-6100, ext. 2915 or

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