Public Works Road Crew Activities – One complete round of curbside brush collection and one complete round of leaf collection were completed within the first two weeks of the month. Another round of brush collection and a round of leaf collection will begin on Monday, May 18th and should be completed within one week. Other activities scheduled for the road crew in May include street sweeping and roadside mowing, and sod repairs from damage caused by snow plow blades. The crew continues to work in shifts and observe COVID-19 safety protocols.
Arborist and Tree Commission Activities- The arborist is working a combination of field work including tree inspections, trimming and tree care, and office/remote work including work on a proposed tree preservation ordinance. The Tree Commission will meet remotely on Monday, May 18th at 5pm remotely via ZOOM. Agenda items include discussions on the proposed tree preservation ordinance, plant list, tree canopy survey, and future podcasts.
Public Works Fleet - The mechanics are working staggered shifts.
Public Works Buildings - The building custodians have returned to their normal schedules which includes one day shift and one night shift. The contractor for the administration building renovations should return to complete punch list items within the next 3 weeks. Site work continues for the new public works facility in accordance with a COVID-19 work safety plan. Work for the next 3 weeks includes excavation for footers and structures and underground fuel tanks, forming and pouring concrete and forming and installing rebar, installation of anchor bolts, foundation insulation, backfilling footers, and installation of the underground gas and diesel tanks. Progress/Coordination meetings with the design team and prime contractors continues. The current estimated substantial completion date is November 2, 2020 based on a contract duration of 140 work days and includes 22 COVID-19 suspension days and 3 weather days.
Public Works Engineering and GIS- Engineering and GIS section personnel are working a combination of field work and office/remote work. Work includes managing 2020 capital construction projects and professional engineering service contracts, inspections of MS4 structures and BMPs, pavement inspections, and sidewalk inspections, land development plan reviews, and other engineering related activities.
Stormwater Fee Study Phase 2 – Staff attended a remote meeting with our consultant team on May 7th to discuss a revised level of service, a proposed fee and rate structure, a credit structure and how to move forward with stormwater advisory committee meetings and public outreach and education. A poll of the stormwater advisory committee members is being conducted to determine the best method to meet.
Contract 2020-C1 Street Improvement Project (portions of Blue Course Drive and Saratoga Drive) Improvements to sections of these two roads include inlet repairs, curb repairs, asphalt repairs and an asphalt overlay. Work on this project was awarded to New Enterprise. A pre-construction meeting was held on May 12th. Notices were sent to adjoining property owners indicating the Township intends to give Notice to Proceed to the contractor on May 18th and work will begin shortly thereafter.
Contract 2020-C2 Street Improvement Project (Dry Hollow Road, Deibler Road, portion of Whitehall Road) – Work includes base repair, asphalt milling, and paving a new asphalt wearing course on Whitehall Road from Timothy Lane to the County line. Some sections of guiderail will be replaced. Work on this project was awarded to New Enterprise. A pre-construction meeting was held on May 12th. Notices were sent to adjoining property owners indicating the Township intends to give Notice to Proceed to the contractor on May 18th and work will begin shortly thereafter.
Contract 2020-C6 Curb and Ramp upgrades: This is an annual contract to update and replace curb ramps on sidewalks to meet ADA requirements on roads that receive microsurfacing. Notice of award was sent to GOH. A pre-construction meeting was held on May 7th. A Notice to Proceed was issued on May 11th. Residents adjoining the work locations were provided notice. Ramps are being upgraded at the locations below:
S. Osmond St
W. College Ave
Contract 2020-C7a Fuel: This contract was awarded and a purchase order is pending.
Contract 2020-C7c Asphalt and Aggregate: This contract was awarded and signed.
Contract 2020-C8 Pavement Markings: Each year the Township bids painting lines and legends on our roads. A dozen municipalities piggyback on this popular contract. This work was awarded to Alpha Space Control. This work is authorized to proceed.
Contract 2020-C9 Microsurfacing: Microsurfacing is a pavement preservation technique and a contract is let annually. The work was awarded to Asphalt Paving Systems. Administrative work is in progress. A Notice to Proceed is anticipated on June 22nd.
Contract 2020-C13 Street Tree Planting: This work includes planting 43 street trees and was awarded to Luther Lawn Service LLC. Work is expected to proceed in May.