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Westmoreland Municipal Authority fleet not identified completely

| Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

About 30 vehicles belonging to the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County don't have the agency's water droplet symbol affixed to the doors.

Authority board members asked Manager Chris Kerr Thursday to recommend at their March meeting whether the unmarked vehicles should have the emblem.

“I just feel strongly they should all be identified,” said board member Jerome DeFabo.

There are about 100 vehicles in the authority's fleet, and most are marked as such, Kerr said.

Most of those not marked are being driven by employees in supervisory positions, such as foremen, he said.

A $1 million loan was approved Thursday by board members for the purchase of 20 new vehicles.

The loan with S&T Bank carries a 2.17 percent interest rate.

The new purchases include a dump truck and vehicles for foremen and meter readers.

Board members approved contracts with two companies to provide paving and road repair services.

One-year pricing extensions were approved with A. Folino Construction, Inc. in Oakmont for milling and paving overlay for large road portions and Kimberly Contracting of West Newton for road patching for smaller sections.

The costs for both services vary by the amount of square yardage.

Kerr said costs associated with both services totaled about $2.5 million in 2012.

Renatta Signorini is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-837-5374 or rsignorini@tribweb.com.

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