New Castle News

August 29, 2013

Neshannock considers road work

Nancy Lowry
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — Neshannock will be paving, painting and slowing down cars on township roads.

Bids to line and pave streets were opened at this week’s supervisors meeting. They were referred to township engineer Ron Rizzo of RAR Engineering. He will review the two lowest of the five street paving bids and make recommendations.

The apparent low bidder is East Coast Paving of 208 Third St., which submitted a bid of $136,924.71.

The township plans to repave Manor Avenue from North Mercer Street to the end, Bellaire Drive and Banberry Lane, and re-pave a portion of Spring Garden Road.

At $13,733.63, Parking Lot Painting Co. of Bethel Park submitted the lower of two price quotes for line striping.

Streets to be lined are Mitchell, Shenango, King’s Chapel, Plank, Nesbit and Valley roads, Hazelcroft Avenue, Clen-Moore Boulevard, Clover Lane and West Oakwood Way.

New stop signs and speed limit signs also will be placed by the township. Stop signs will be installed on Meyer and Northview avenues.

Speed limits will be lowered from 35 to 25 miles per hour on several streets: Meyer, Northview, Merit, Shannon, Pearl, Wild Grape, Fireside, Hearthstone Drive, Sugarberry Lane and Blackstone Drive extension.

The supervisors, with chairman Ralph Sheen absent, also:

•Finalized a contract with Perfection Services of Gibsonia to develop a township website.

•Authorized sanitation manager Philip Battista to attend an operator training session in West Middlesex Oct. 9 for $110.

•Will amend the sanitary sewer ordinance to update sections dealing with closing sewers and multi-tenant users on one line.

•Following a four-minute executive session called for the stated intention of discussing sanitation collections, authorized the sewer department secretary to prepare necessary paperwork to be filed at the district judge’s office to collect delinquent sewer payments from a residential sewer user.

•Agreed to advertise for bids to replace the roof at Hutchison Center

•Tabled plans to seek bids to construct a new salt shed.

(Email: nlowry@ncnewsonline.com)