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September 14, 2013

City adds to demolition list

NEW CASTLE — The city of New Castle is adding five properties to a demolition list.

City council approved change orders Thursday to two contracts that had been awarded to Siegel Excavating in July. A total of 19 properties were on the original list.

The additional properties are:

•405 Duquesne St.

•420 Reynolds St.

•404 Harbor St.

•708 E. Main St.

•1024 Pollock Ave.

The change orders add $17,188 to one contract, raising the total to $68,088 and $5,362 to the other, raising the total to $36,762.

The city is using Community Development Block Grant funds, and money from code enforcement demolition account and the capital improvements neighborhood stabilization account to cover the cost.

Proposal accepted for line painting

Council accepted the proposal of Frengel Painting Co. Inc. to paint street lines in the downtown.

The company submitted the low quote of $10,448.25, which also includes posting of accompanying directional signs.

The Lawrence County commissioners are providing funding to the city for the work.

Blue bag purchase OK’d

Council approved the purchase of blue garbage bags from Central Poly Corp. for 2014.

The company’s price is 18.9 cents per bag, the same it has been since 2008.


Ordinance adopted for streets, alleys

Council adopted an ordinance dealing with vacating of streets and alleys.

People who have requested vacating streets or alleys have been required to pay a $250 fee. In addition to the fee, applicants will have to pay recording costs as established by the Lawrence County recorder’s office for each alley or street.

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