New Stanton breaks ground on municipal building
One building soon will house all local government services in New Stanton Borough.
Council officials held a groundbreaking Monday for a new $434,897 municipal building to be added to the public works building on Paintersville Road.
The 2,100-square-foot addition will house tax and zoning offices, staff offices and council's meeting room, President Scott Sistek said.
“We needed more space, and we thought this was the year to do it,” he said.
Council began using the current municipal building on North Center Avenue in the 1970s, borough officials said.
The new building will be one story, with a brick exterior and standing seam metal roof, said architect Robert Lettrich of Lettrich Group Architect of Charleroi.
Construction will begin soon and take 200 days to complete, he added.
“I think it blends in and will be complementary to the existing facility,” Lettrich said.
“And everything will be in one spot for better control by the borough,” he added.
Councilwoman Linda Echard, chairwoman of council's building and real estate committee, said she is glad council no longer will have to ask residents to leave the meeting room when officials want to hold executive sessions.
Instead, council will go to another room in the new building, she explained. That's not possible in the current cramped municipal building.
“It's going to be a whole lot better, much nicer for the public,” Echard said.
Council will pay the expense for the new building through the local services tax over a 20-year period, Sistek said.
The support of council and the community of about 2,165 people was key in bringing the building plans to fruition, he said.
Swede Construction of Elizabeth is the general contractor. Subcontractors are Newman Plumbing and Heating of Zelienople, Gerard Plumbing of Moon and Brevaco Electrical of Kittanning.
Wilbur Bussard, a councilman for more than 35 years, said he hoped to witness the day when the borough had a new municipal building.
“We stepped slowly, but we stepped surely,” he said. “This is going to be wonderful.”
Bob Stiles is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-836-6622 or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Former Steelers LB Haggans to do time in Westmoreland jail
- Tanker crash closes lane of Turnpike in Penn Township
- Brownsville pair allegedly embezzle from law firm
- Ligonier planners recommend approval of restaurant proposal
- Veterans Court in session in Westmoreland for first time
- New Year’s Eve sales set LCB record
- Hempfield votes to fill public works job with interim director Cisco
- Westmoreland County Prison visitation goes digital
- Westmoreland County adds 5 caseworker positions as child abuse cases increase
- PennDOT has to complete acquisition of 4 parcels, take down trees for New Stanton interchange on I-70
- Bids expected for demolition of Monsour Medical Center in Jeannette