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NESHANNOCK TWP. Supervisors consider bids for sewer project



Published: Sun, December 21, 2003 @ 12:00 a.m.



One of the low bids was submitted by a Youngstown company.

By LAURA MILOSER

VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Neshannock Township supervisors will look over the three low bids received on the West Bank Sewer Shenango Interceptor project, and they plan to award a contract before the end of the year.

Supervisors opened the bids at their Wednesday meeting.

Twelve bids were received. Sewer Engineer Glenn Geisel representing Hatch, Mott & amp; MacDonald of Pittsburgh, the township's design engineer on the project, said he would review the bids, contact the three low bidders for additional information, and then give his recommendation to the supervisors.

Graziani Construction of New Castle was the lowest bidder at $777,770. The second lowest bidder was Marucci & amp; Gaffney Excavating of Youngstown at $812, 774. Lomik Construction of Delmont, Pa., was the third-lowest bidder at $834,745.

Geisel said 5,000 feet of 33- and 36-inch pipe will be installed across the Shenango River on Grant Street in the city of New Castle.

He said work would be started at the lowest end of the township and move toward the top.

The need for sewers at the lower end is because of the proposed Millennium Park project and to prepare for future flows from Neshannock.

The supervisors plan to issue a contract for the sewer project at the Dec. 30 budget meeting.

Colleague leaving

Supervisors Gale Measel and John DiCola Jr. also bid farewell to their colleague Dan Vogler. He will be sworn in as a Lawrence County commissioner Jan. 5.

"My hope is that Danny will take his work ethics to the county level and work with it there," Measel said.

"You can move forward and look back and see you were a very successful township supervisor," DiCola said.

"I've been spoiled," Vogler said. "I pray every night that I'll have as good of a working relationship with my two new colleagues as I do now with both of you."

Vogler began serving as supervisor in 1992 after the death of former supervisor John Cater.

DiCola and Measel said they have not discussed finding a replacement for Vogler.




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