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Current Public Works Projects

Public Works Director’s Report to the Board of Supervisors
for the Regular Meeting on December 3, 2018

Transportation Mobility Study – This study is focused on identifying improvements for walking, biking, driving, and using transit in the areas of North Atherton Street, Martin Street, Blue Course Drive, Cherry Lane, Clinton Avenue, and Aaron Drive. Pedestrian and Bicycle Mobility Safety Audits were conducted the week of November 5. The consultant, McCormick Taylor, continues to review public comments and working group comments and will compile a summary of comments and list of potential projects. The working group will get together again sometime in January.

LEED Gold Public Works Building: The HVAC subconsultant, Barton Associates, requested audience with the PSU Facilities Engineering Institute to discuss the PSU FEI report findings with respect to comments on the HVAC system. The PSU FEI director resigned recently, and this meeting has not been set up yet. Design work on this project continues. Keller Engineering has not yet submitted the 90 percent land development submission for staff review. The formal land development submission is expected in January with a submission to the Planning Commission and BOS in February 2019. The project is expected to be bid in July 2019. 7 Group continues to provide guidance on LEED certification and Gold certification remains the goal appears feasible. 

Stormwater Fee Feasibility Study: Staff solicited a request for proposals that was due November 30, 2018.

Arborist and Ferguson Township Tree Commission: TThe FTTC does not meet again in 2018. The next meeting is in January 2019. The FTTC  is compiling their comments to the proposed subdivision and land development and zoning ordinance revisions and will present the comments to the Planning Director, Manager, or BOS.

Operating Budget: Responses to questions by the BOS during the public works department budget review on November, 13, 2018 are forthcoming.

Maintenance Section: Maintenance work is weather dependent and includes winter storm fighting operations or leaf collection, and includes vehicle maintenance, and completion of weather dependent work orders. 

Engineering Section: The Assistant Township Engineer continues work on the design of 2019 road capital projects with support from GIS staff.

Contract 2016-C19    Corl Street Signal Upgrades - Awaiting delivery of poles from the supplier. Work is likely halted for the winter with the exception of possibly installing the controller to improve traffic flow on the side street.

Contract 2017-C17    Silvi Baseball Complex Improvements - This contract was awarded to HRI and work is underway. Improvements to the complex, (utilizing DCNR matching funds), include excavation, placement of bituminous asphalt pavement over existing aggregate, provisions for ADA accessibility throughout the project area, concrete pad under existing pavilion, pavement line markings, post mounted signs, grading, installation of ADA accessible water fountain, bleachers, stone backup around site and associated work. See separate recommendation for award memo.

Contract 2018-C4    West Blade Rd Turnaround – Engineering staff prepared 4 different design options for a turn-around considering a variety of stakeholder concerns including: the ability to safely turn around a plow truck and public works and emergency vehicles in the public right of way, consideration of right of way impacts to adjoining property owners, consideration of impacts to trees (both in the right of way and on private property). Staff has met numerous times to review the options and had discussions with the adjoining residential property owners. A meeting with the property owners and the Public Works Director/Right of Way Representative to review the project and discuss right of way impacts was scheduled for November 30, 2018. The suggested design option does not require any right of way from private property owners, though does require a temporary construction easement for minor grading and the removal of some private property trees.

Contract 2018-C5 Chestnut Ridge Pipe Lining & Road CMP Lining – This work was awarded to Granite Inliner, LLC. Work has not yet started.

Contract 2018-C15 Street Tree Pruning – This work was awarded to Bartlet Tree Expert Company. Work has not yet started.

Contract 2018-C22 Tudek Barn Roof Replacement – This work was awarded to Spicer’s General Contracting and Landscaping, LLC. Work has not yet started.