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Current Public Works Projects

Public Works Director’s Report to the Board of Supervisors
for the Regular Meeting on May 20, 2019

Chesapeake Bay Pollutant Reduction Plan—The Township (as well as all other Centre Region MS4 permit holders) recently received a response from PaDEP regarding our CBPRP submission. PaDEP directed the Township (and others) to either “add back in” areas that were “parsed out” of the contributory watershed because they drained to sinkholes; or conduct a study that must be approved by PaDEP proving that the parsed areas that drain to sinkholes do not contribute to stream flow to the Chesapeake Bay. After discussion among the regional municipal engineers and PSU stormwater engineer and regional managers, a decision was made to “add back in” the “parsed” areas which will require an update to the plan and resubmission to PaDEP including another public comment process and cost to engage our consultant, NTM. The revised plan should be completed and ready for resubmission to PaDEP this Fall. The cost it update the plan is shared amongst the MS4 partners that had “parsed” areas and Ferguson Township’s share is approximately $7,000.

Transportation Mobility StudyThis work is complete.

Proposed Public Works Maintenance Facility—The land development plan submission by Keller Engineering will be presented to the BOS on 5/20/19. The project will be out to bid in August for a bid opening on October 1, 2019. Subject to satisfactory bids, a recommendation for award will be made in 2019 for a planned start of construction in March 2020.

Stormwater Fee Feasibility Study Phase 2—The third meeting of the Stormwater Advisory Committee is scheduled for June 5, 2019.

Arborist and Ferguson Township Tree Commission: The next FTTC meeting was held May 20, 2019. 

Maintenance Section: Work includes crack sealing, inlet repairs in advance of microsurfacing, street sweeping, traffic signal maintenance, flagger training, roadside mowing, vehicle maintenance and completion of work orders.

Engineering Section: Engineering staff is working on land development plan reviews, stormwater inspections, road surface inspections, administering the 2019 contracts and conducting capital project inspections. GIS technicians are working on developing the impervious layer for the stormwater fee study and supporting the needs of all departments.

Contract 2017-C1 Kansa Avenue: This contract was awarded to Mid State Paving. Work started May 1, 2019. 

Contract 2018-C20 Park Hills Drainageway Design: This project team led by NTM is designing “naturalistic” improvements to this eroded drainageway being sensitive to the mature tree canopy, nearby residents, DEP requirements for working in a “stream”, and utility and right of way concerns. Design work will proceed through 2019 and generate more accurate estimates of projected construction costs. A pre-application meeting with PaDEP and other agencies to permit work in the drainageway is scheduled for May 13, 2019.

Contract 2019-C1 Street Improvement Projects (North)This contract was awarded to Glenn O Hawbaker and includes work on Appletree Circle, Avebury Circle, Dogwood Circle, Park Lane, and Princeton Drive. Work is planned to start in early June.

Contract 2019-C2 Street Improvement Projects (West): This project including paving and improvements to West Blade (turn around), Brooklawn Drive, Goddard Circle, Timothy Lane cul-de-sac, and a portion of Tadpole Road was awarded to Grannas Bros. Work is expected to start in early June.

Contract 2019-C6 Curb Ramp UpgradesThis work was awarded to Wolyniec Construction. Work started April 29, 2019.

Contract 2019-C7a FuelThis contract was awarded to Nittany Fuel.

Contract 2019-C7c Asphalt and Aggregate: The asphalt contract was awarded to GOH and the aggregate contract was awarded to Hanson Aggregate.

Contract 2019-C8 Pavement Markings Contract: This work was awarded to Alpha Space Control and will be performed this summer. Other municipalities piggyback on this contract. Work starts May 6, 2019. The contractor will return in the fall after road projects are completed to finish the contract.

Contract 2019-C9 Microsurfacing: The bid opening was April 30. Other municipalities piggyback on this contract. A recommendation for award will be provided for the regular Board of Supervisors meeting on May 20, 2019. Microsurfacing in Ferguson Township is planned for the following streets in 2019: (see grid at right)

Contract 2019-C10 Sealcoating Bikepaths and Parking Lots: This contract was awarded to Crilon Corporation. Work is planned for July or August.

Contract 2019-C11 Sidewalk Repairs: A contract will be advertised for bidding in May to repair sidewalks that were not repaired after residents received notice to repair their sidewalks. This contract is let annually. 

Rushcliffe Street: A field view is planned for April 9, 2019 to follow up on street parking concerns. The manager will lead a discussion on this topic at Board of Supervisors' Regular Meeting on May 20, 2019.