Scottdale accepts bid for gazebo parklet
Scottdale council voted to accept Silvis Group of Greensburg's bid for the new gazebo parklet project expected to begin soon.
Terms of the bid will now be discussed by representatives of the Jacobs Creek Watershed Association and project consulting engineers Pennoni.
The low bid out of 11 submitted was $157,250. The project will be funded with a 319 Federal Grant, managed through the Jacobs Creek Watershed Association.
“This is scheduled to start next month,” JCWA President Mike Barrick. “It should be done by the weekend of Memorial Day.”
Council also discussed the salt shed, which is needed to store salt for the borough street department.
Borough Manager Angelo Pallone said a wooden shed was recommended as a less costly alternative to a metal structure.
“A cheaper way could be a wooden shed that is three-sided with the open side open and not exposed to the weather,” Pallone said, adding that a heavy curtain could then be placed over the open side to protect the salt. “It would be sufficient and we could get 20-some to 30 years out of it.”
Cost to build the shed would be covered by a grant acquired previously by the borough.
Pallone also said the borough will again look for an intern to help in Scottdale's offices and wanted to clarify that Councilman Jack Davis did not disapprove of an intern, but felt the applicants interviewed needed to know QuickBooks 95.
“I would really like to get somebody to answer phones and stuff and then give them more added responsibilities as they go,” Pallone said, adding that when they originally interviewed for the interns, QuickBooks 95 would have been a great asset but the needs of the position no longer require that.
“The goals two years ago are different than what we have now,” Pallone said.
Council also passed a resolution to have President Andy Pinskey sign the new contract with Building Inspection Underwriters and another resolution to have the company designate agents who will be handling the cases.
“This way we will have names on paper of the agents who will be doing the work,” Pinskey said.
• Reappointed Carol Hunker to the library board; Steven Matsey to the zoning hearing board; and Troy Soberdash to the Westmoreland-Fayette Municipal Sewage Authority.
• Approve a handicapped parking sign at 331 South Broadway, which will be done at the requester's expense.
• Ratified all current professional appointments in the borough.
• Posted the tax collector salary at $13,000 for the years 2014 through 2017.
King announced that tickets for an upcoming spaghetti dinner fundraiser are now available and can be purchased at the Scottdale Bank and Trust and the borough building.
“Tickets will be $10 for adults and $6 for children,” King said, adding that all proceeds from the dinner will go toward a new police car the borough hopes to purchase soon. “This dinner is not costing the borough a dime.”
The dinner will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Scottdale Firemen's Club.
Marilyn Forbes is a freelance writer.
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