Public Works Director’s Report to the Board of Supervisor
for the regular meeting on October 21, 2019
Staff continues work on the 2019 year end budget projections and the 2020 operating budget.
Staff is working on a state aid multi-modal transportation grant and a county liquid fuel grant for a project in Pine Grove Mills. Staff met with stakeholders on 9/17/19 and discussed the scope of work for the project.
Pollutant Reduction Plan (PRP): NTM Engineering completed an update to the MS4 Pollutant Reduction Plan. The updated report was reviewed by staff. An advertisement will be placed in the CDT announcing a 30-day public comment period and a public meeting on October 30th at 6pm to be held at the College Township municipal building. After the public comment period, the revised plan will be submitted to PaDEP for review and approval.
Renovations to Township Administration Building: All contracts are executed, bonds are in place, a notice to proceed was issued. The first job progress meeting is scheduled for October 17th.
Proposed Public Works Maintenance Facility– Bids were opened on October 1, 2019.The total of the low bids for each of the 4 trades (General, Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical) exceeds the budget of 4.5 million dollars. Staff is evaluating options and will bring the matter to the Board of Supervisors at a future meeting.
Stormwater Fee Study Phase 2 –The seventh, and final, meeting of the Stormwater Advisory Committee for phase 2 of the study is scheduled for October 23rd. The committee will review final elements of funding, level of service, and proposed fee structure. A final report will be prepared by the consultant and presented to the Board of Supervisors at a future meeting. Public outreach and education will continue.
Arborist and Ferguson Township Tree Commission – The next FTTC meeting is October 21st. This is an advertised public hearing on tree removals. The FTTC continues work on a draft tree preservation ordinance, outreach/education, and plan reviews.
Maintenance Section: Activities the 2 week period starting October 21st include inlet repairs, daily leaf collection, and berm grading on Whitehall Road and Dry Hollow Road.
Engineering Section: Engineering staff started survey and design work for planned 2020 capital road projects.
Contract 2018-C20 Park Hills Drainageway Design: This project is currently in design. Our consultant, NTM, is currently revising the grading for the proposed drainageway based upon the supplement recently authorized by the BOS. After staff reviews the grading plan, a second public meeting will be scheduled with residents that adjoin the project. On behalf of the Township, NTM will submit an application for a 2019 National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Local Government Implementation Grant for the final design and preparation of a FEMA conditional letter of map revision.
Contract 2019-C5 Pipe video assessment: Work is in progress.
Contract 2019-C20 Science Park Road and Sandy Drive (north) Traffic Signal Design and Permitting: A request for proposals for professional services was sent to engineering firms and proposals are due October 15th.
Rushcliffe Street Study: Based on resident concerns, the Board of Supervisors at a regular meeting this summer requested staff to conduct a study to determine if Rushcliffe Street met criteria to be posted one-way. Data collection and the study should be completed shortly and results of the study and a staff recommendation available for the Board to consider at the first regular meeting in November.