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Contracts awarded for renovations

| Monday, May 14, 2012, 7:09 a.m.

The Belle Vernon Area School Board awarded contracts totaling $1,039,023 Monday for the Marion Elementary renovation project.

Miller Electrical Contractors of Uniontown will update the fire alarm system, building power and lighting at a cost of $516,000.

Shoff Construction and Design Inc. of North Huntingdon Township will take care of general construction for $234,700. This includes making the building more accessible, improvements to the library and replacing carpet and several doors.

Updating or installing several telecommunications systems will be completed by ASCC Inc. of Cranberry Township, Butler County, for $189,522. Mechanical and plumbing modifications will be done by Pleasant Hills Construction Co. Inc. of Pittsburgh for $59,100.

Keystone Waterproofing Inc. of Greensburg will take care of masonry restoration to the exterior of the original building for $39,701.

Directors tabled decisions on paying Lone Pine Construction $2,598.23 for missing soil and $12,455.10 for a nine-day delay in beginning construction on Weir Stadium.

However, L. Douglas Pepper and Harve Anderson voted against waiting on the delay charge decision, saying they would rather just deny it now since the board knows it eventually will refuse to pay.

Construction Manager Tony Ruscitto said if the board waited to talk to Lone Pine representatives, they may be able to iron out the problem and avoid legal troubles.

Directors Jack Curran and James Schoaf were absent.

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