Public Works Director’s Report to the Board of Supervisors
for the Regular Meeting on June 18, 2018
1. FTPW 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan – Staff completed the public works portion of the 2019 – 2023 Capital Improvement Plan. A review of planned roadway projects and road tour is planned for July 31.
LEED Gold Public Works Building: The Penn State College of Engineering, Facilities Engineering Institute (FEI) reviewed the cost estimate, building drawings, and HVAC and energy analysis for the proposed LEED Public Works Garage. In summary, based on their comprehensive professional experience and cost benchmarks from PennDOT and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission for construction of similar facilities over the past few years, the FEI estimates the cost of our proposed facility as designed should not exceed $275 per square foot. Based on a footprint of 13,753SF, building costs should be in the range of $3M to $4M.
Stormwater Fee Feasibility Study: As requested, staff received a budget estimate and draft scope of work for Phase 2 of this project.
Arborist and Ferguson Township Tree Commission: The Tree Commission met at 5:30pm on June 18. Agenda items include a summary of discussions with staff and Dr. Bill Elmendorf regarding the SALDO and zoning update with regard to tree preservation ordinances, and an update on the Pine Hall master plan.
Maintenance Section: Planned maintenance work for the period June 14 -29 includes: street preparation in advance of microsurfacing, inlet repairs, roadside mowing, and street sweeping. Ongoing work includes completion of various work orders, sign repairs, and equipment maintenance.
Capital Projects Managed by the Engineering Section and planned for design and/or
construction in 2018 include the following and total approximately 6 million dollars
Contract 2016-C19 Corl Street Signal Upgrades - Funded in part with a Green Light Go (GLG) grant, construction should begin by late June.
Contract 2017-C17 Silvi Field Parking - Improvements to the complex, utilizing DCNR funding, include construction of a permeable paved driveway and ADA parking and path, an ADA accessible concrete pad under the pavilion, sidewalk, removal of existing sheds, and possibly an ADA accessible water fountain. The project is planned to be bid in the summer for construction in the fall.
Contract 2018-C1 Sycamore - Chestnut - W. Gatesburg - Tadpole - Pine Hall – Myrtle -- Work is in progress by HRI. Drainage work in underway on Sycamore Drive. Work will continue through July.
Contract 2018-C2 Owens Drive and Myrtle Avenue Street Improvements - GOH constructed the cul-de-sac and replaced the bituminous curb with concrete curb. The scratch coat of asphalt is down.
Contract 2018-C4 West Blade Rd Turnaround – 2018 work includes survey, design, right of way acquisition for a turn around.
Contract 2018-C5 Chestnut Ridge Pipe Lining & Road CMP lining – A contract will be let in 2018 to line sections of deteriorated corrugated metal storm pipe (CMP) based on a video inspection performed in 2017. Bid letting is planned for late summer of 2018.
Contract 2018-C6 Curb and Ramp Upgrades - Work is underway in Teaberry Ridge by our contractor, M&B Construction.
Contract 2018-C9 Microsurfacing - This contract was awarded to Asphalt Paving Systems for work in July and August.
Contract 2018-C10 Sealcoating - Paths and Lots - This work is planned for early July.
Contract 2018-C15 Street Tree Pruning - Each year a contract for street tree pruning is prepared. Work begins no sooner than mid-November and usually carries over into the following year.. Oaks should only be pruned in the winter months.
Contract 2018-C16 Tree Treatment In accordance with 3 agreements with HOAs, certain ash street trees will be treated in 2018.This work was completed by Aikey Tree Service.
Contract 2018-C17 Vehicle Detection Upgrade (GLG-3) – Utilizing Green Light Go (GLG) grant funding from round 3, vehicle detection at certain intersections will be upgraded from either loop sensors or video detection to more reliable radar detection. Bids were opened for this project and subject to award by the Board.
19. Contract 2018-C19 Transportation Mobility Study - Work includes a Transportation Mobility Study for the corridors of North Atherton Street from Aaron Drive to Cherry Lane, Martin Street from Aaron Drive to Cherry Lane, Blue Course Drive from Circleville Road to North Atherton Street, and Clinton Avenue from North Atherton Street to Curtin Street. The objective of the study is to evaluate the overall mobility in the corridors for all modes of transportation and develop recommendations to make the mobility safer and more efficient. Proposals were solicited to a number and firms. The Township received proposals from SSE, McCormick Taylor, and Trans Associates. Staff is reviewing the proposals and expects to have the consultant ranking completed June 22.
Contract 2018-C25 Sidewalk Repairs – Each year the Engineering staff inspects a portion of the sidewalks in the Township and sends notices to property owners to make repairs as needed. In the event repairs are not made, the Township will contract the work and bill the respective property owners. Inspections were completed and notice of deficiencies are being mailed to certain property owners.