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Connellsville Township moves forward with capital projects

| Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010

Connellsville Township supervisors are progressing on two capital projects: building a new office and meeting room near the township shed and improving the shed itself.

At a special meeting Wednesday, supervisors opened two bids they received after advertising for a $100,000 10-year loan to finish constructing the office, covering the balance of three new garage doors not covered by a $5,000 state grant, replacing the dirt garage floor with cement and adding heat to the garage.

They approved the PNC Bank bid, at a fixed 3.57 percent interest rate for 10 years and a $250 loan commitment fee.

The other bid came from Charleroi Federal Savings Bank, with an interest rate of 4.125 percent for 10 years and 4.375 for 15 years and a $1,000 loan commitment fee.

Supervisors also approved two change orders for the new building: one for $2,932 from Fleeher Construction of Cecil for a number of improvements, and $4,496 from City Electric of Connellsville for an electric baseboard instead of a furnace.

R&J Network, Connellsville, will install security systems in both buildings for $9,994.

In order to ensure that all township structures follow codes, supervisors officially named K2 Engineering, Uniontown, as zoning enforcement officer. Previous supervisors received paperwork regarding the designation at the beginning of the year, but never took action. This administration made the appointment retroactive to the June 10 meeting. K2's appointment expires Dec. 31.

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