Allegheny Township ready to move ahead on municipal building renovations
Allegheny Township is ready to start improving and updating its municipal and public works buildings.
A $2.4 million bond issue will be obtained, but the township can get the project started with up to $60,000 from its general fund.
The money will be returned to the general fund once the bond is secured.
Upgrades planned at the municipal building include a new roof, installing insulation, repairing a skylight, duct work, converting the current supervisors meeting room to a record-keeping room, placing a handicapped-accessible ramp under a roof and upgrading other deficiencies within the building.
Also, an expansion will bring out the building about 30 feet toward the parking lot. A new supervisors meeting room will be built.
“The tax office and sewage authority will move to the township building and pay rent to the township,” Supervisor Ren Steele said.
The improvements to the township building will cost about $1.9 million.
The other $500,000 will go toward buying equipment for the public works department and repairing the public works garage. New equipment is rotated into public works every five years and the township wants to take advantage of low bond rates as opposed to taking out a traditional loan.
In what amounts to a paperwork move, supervisors Monday night approved a resolution to put bond money back into the general fund, per U.S. Treasury regulations.
The township building was constructed in 1979.
George Guido is a Tribune-Review contributing writer.