HERMITAGE Officials award pact for Gateway project

The city will continue providing security patrols around the Shenango Dam.
HERMITAGE, Pa. -- Gateway Commerce Park on Pa. Route 18 could be ready for tenants by November.
City commissioners awarded a $1,913,500 contract Wednesday to Rudzick Excavating Inc. of Struthers to install about one mile of access roads with curbs, a mile of storm and sanitary sewers, some sidewalks, paved walking trails and landscaping.
Rudzick was the lowest of 13 bidders on the project, which is a joint effort by the city and KAKE Development Co. of Hermitage.
The city had $1,950,000 budgeted for this infrastructure work, said Greer Hayden of HHSDR of Sharon, the project architect. The bulk of the financing, $1.5 million, will come from the state. The city and KAKE will pick up the rest.
Estimated time line
The work will begin in March and be completed by Nov. 3, Hayden said.
The park has a total of 115 acres. The city owns 55 of them, and KAKE owns the rest.
In other action, commissioners approved the extension of a contract to provide police services to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers around the Shenango Dam on Shenango River Lake.
The agreement takes effect Sunday and runs through Sept. 30.
The city will be required to provide 454 hours of patrols around the dam, the outflow recreation area just below the dam and the Mahaney Overlook, which overlooks the dam.
The Corps will pay $40.14 an hour for the service for a total of $18,223.56.

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