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July 7, 2014

Mahoning awards contracts for new building

NEW CASTLE — The Mahoning supervisors awarded contracts for electrical, plumbing, heating/air conditioning and a security system for the new township building.

•McCurley Electric, New Castle, was awarded the electrical contract with a low bid of $149,750.

Other bidders were: Santon Electric, Boardman, Ohio, $235,537; Enertech Electrical, Lowellville, Ohio, $217,900; Yates Electric, New Castle, $249,890; O’Brien Electric, Masury, Ohio, $179,300; Right Electric, Butler, $222,712; and Dickey Electric, North Lima, Ohio, $230,884.

•D.J. Hannon and Sons, New Castle, received the plumbing contract with a $159,946 bid.

The only other bidder was Central Heating and Plumbing of New Castle, which had submitted a bid of $212,327.

•The contract for heating and air conditioning was awarded to Central Heating and Plumbing, which had bid $228,222.

Although D and G Mechanical, West Middlesex, was the low bidder at $227,190, it was disqualified after officials checked a sign-in list and determined that no one from the company had attended a mandatory pre-bid meeting.

Those were the only two bids.

•The contract for security and fire protection went to Rid Security/Protech, New Castle which bid $57,540.

Other bidders were Santon Electric, $68,500; Yates Electric, $57,890; and Right Electric, $83,712.

The township’s new $2.2-million office building will be constructed behind the current one. Officials anticipate it will be completed by the end of the year.

The supervisors chose Hudson Construction of Hermitage last month as general contractor for the project.

Also at Tuesday’s meeting, the supervisors:

•Bought a 2009 Ford Explorer for $10,000 from the Coraopolis Police Department to replace a cruiser wrecked last month.

Police Chief Jim Morris said a driver had run into the cruiser May 24 and the department has received a $3,500 insurance settlement.

With the new car, the department will have five vehicles on the road.

•Hired John Colella as a part-time police officer at $12.61 hourly. Colella also is employed by the New Castle Police Department.

•Heard from Morris that the police department has a Facebook page now and residents can check it for road closings and other police news.

He said the department also will post pictures of stray dogs being housed in the police kennels for possible identification.

In addition, he said, the public can post comments, although the department reserves the right to edit them.

(Email: grzebieniak@ncnewsonline.com)

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