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Apollo sewer construction work to end soon

| Friday, June 24, 2011

The construction phase of Apollo's stormwater/sewage separation project soon will end.

Sippel Contracting was given an extension to July 6.

After the construction, the work will be inspected by PennDOT and the borough.

Officials haven't determined a final price tag on the project, which covers about 760 borough homes.

A $7 million grant from PennVEST is financing the project.

Several issues remain between the borough and Sippel, such as who will pay for construction changes during the work.

PennDOT needs to inspect First Avenue, a state road, while Kiski Avenue, a borough street, has passed inspection.

The borough also will bill Kiski Township $12,700 for covering more than a dozen homes that are hooked to Apollo's new line.

Council will vacate some paper alleys as part of a new mapping of the borough. The paper alleys never had been developed or lack access.

Mapping also is needed to record where utility lines are located.

During the early stages of the project, gas lines were improperly marked and excavators had to be careful as they dug under a street.

Seven homes in the South Second Avenue and South Third Avenue areas also need to be dye tested to ensure their downspouts aren't connected to the new sanitary sewer lines.

In other business

• Council voted, 7-0, to approve a five-year contract with the borough's part-time police, effective July 1.

Officers will be paid $12 per hour.

The approval is pending a review by the United Steelworkers of America union, the police bargaining unit.

Council will accept applications for part-time police officers. Applicants should contact the borough at 724-478-4201.

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