Delmont awards $198,000 contract for summer paving program |

Delmont awards $198,000 contract for summer paving program

Patrick Varine
Lillian DeDomenic | For The Murrysville Star
Commuters exit a Westmoreland Transit bus at the corner of Greensburg Street and Pittsburgh Street in Delmont on Monday evening. Both East and West Pittsburgh Street will be included in the borough's 2018 summer paving program.

Delmont officials will borrow roughly $30,000 to help fund a $198,000 contract for their summer paving program.

The program will include West Pittsburgh Street from the Murrysville line to Harrison Avenue; East Pittsburgh Street from Overly Lane to the Salem Township line; and Delmont Avenue between Fairview Avenue and School Street.

Council voted 4-1 to award the contract to A. Liberoni of Plum, with a similar vote on borrowing the $30,000. Councilman Stan Cheyne voted no to both, saying he felt Delmont Avenue did not need to be repaved.

Councilman Bill Marx said he thought the contract — one of four bid packages, each including a different number of streets — put the borough in the best position.

“We get more streets done and we can still plan on a paving program for next year,” Marx said. “I think it maximizes everything.”

Council last month had briefly considered taking out an $80,000 loan for a paving package that would have also included Fairview Avenue and Tollgate Lane. At that meeting, council President Andrew Shissler said expanding the program meant it would be another three years before the borough could save up enough money for another round of paving.

Council also unanimously approved a $15,900 contract with Russell Standard Corporation for 30,000 feet of crack-sealing work this summer.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-2862, [email protected] or via Twitter @MurrysvilleStar.

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