Supervisors to vote on banning smoking

Bids for expansion of the ice rink came in higher than expected.
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Neshannock Township supervisors will vote on banning smoking in township-owned buildings.
"We are way behind the times," said Neshannock Township Supervisor John DiCola Jr. He said that with the construction of the new municipal building, the supervisors consider it a good time to enact such an ordinance.
Legal counsel will prepare the ordinance.
Ice rink bids
In other business Wednesday, bids were opened for a 3,500-square-foot addition to the Hess Ice Rink Complex.
Richard Pearsall, township park and recreation director, said the total bids, which include general contracting, heating and air conditioning, plumbing and electric were approximately 30 percent higher than estimated.
Pearsall said architects estimated the total project at $575,000. The general contracting bids alone ranged from $400,000 to $630,000.
The supervisors and township architects will review the bids and determine whether the project will be possible.
The plans include adding four new locker rooms, additional bleachers, an expanded lobby area and a party room.
Bids were also opened for sanitation lines at Millennium Park. The supervisors agreed to forward the bids to the sewer engineer for review.
Permission was granted for the Neshannock Athletic Association to add a 12-foot-by-12-foot addition to the concession stand at the ball fields in Pearson Park. The addition will be used primarily for storage.

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