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August 28, 2013

County offers city money to paint streets

NEW CASTLE — The city streets need a paint job, and the Lawrence County commissioners are still offering to help pay for it.

Commissioner Dan Vogler said Tuesday they had written a letter to New Castle Mayor Anthony Mastrangelo, saying the city’s lane markings are becoming worn off and in places are invisible. It can pose a problem to out-of-town drivers who are not sure what lane they are supposed to be in, he said.

The county has offered to provide assistance from its annual state liquid fuels allocation, and approved that allocation last month.

Commissioner Dan Vogler said Tuesday the county did not designate a set amount for the project. Rather, the city would solicit bids and select a company for the work and pay for the work, and the county would reimburse the city, he said.

The county also has offered to pay for more directional signs downtown, Vogler added.

Mastrangelo said Tuesday that Chris Fabian, New Castle police traffic officer, and Mike Rooney, city public works director, are putting together a list of locations that need paint or signs.

The city will obtain at least three proposals for the work, which he hopes will be much less than $18,900, the amount required for bidding.

The proposals will be presented to New Castle city council for action on Sept. 10.

 “We have a time frame here because of the weather,” Mastrangelo said. “We don’t want it to get too late in the season.”

(Email: dwachter@ncnewsonline.com)

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