Thursday, July 12, 2012
Highlights from the Oakmont Borough Council Meeting on July 9.
In addition to the hiring of Lisa Cooper Jensen as the new borough manager, Council discussed other items at Monday's meeting. Here's a roundup of items discussed: Contract Awarded for 2012 Paving Projects Council awarded Tresco Paving Corporation the contract to pave multiple roads in Oakmont throughout the rest of 2012. The company's bid of $209,625 for the projects was the lowest bid received. Maple Lane Discussions Councilmember Tim Favo said Tresco Paving Corporation would also be asked to provide an estimate for future work on Maple Lane, a road that has been discussed over the last several meetings. Residents and non-residents of Maple Lane have spoken to Council previously about what they feel are the dangerous conditions of the …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Hiring policies, road projects and the passing of the 2012 Library Bond Refinance were among the items discussed.
Here's a roundup of items discussed at the May 14 Oakmont Council meeting: Council Does Not Honor Request for Release from Completion Bond After an inspection by Bill Wenger, an engineer with Senate Engineering, the engineering company assisting the borough with the development, it was found that a second topcoat on the roads in the Edgewater development is not complete, according to Wenger. Because of this, council could not release the requested full amount of a $322,110.25 completion bond held by Kacin Companies. In an agreement with the borough in 2009, the company obtained this bond to cover any unforeseen expenses that the borough may incur as a result of the Edgewater development, such as the company not being able to complete the …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The Oakmont auxiliary police force received recognition awards and the contract for the Allegheny River Boulevard Brick Street Reconstruction was awarded at Monday's meeting.
Here's a roundup of items discussed at the April 9 Oakmont Council meeting: Contractor Approved for Boulevard Brick Street Reconstruction The contract for the 2012 Allegheny River Boulevard Brick Street Reconstruction was awarded to Kishmo Concrete Construction of Apollo, Pa. The company, who was the lowest bidder for the project at $98,000, previously has done work for the borough. There is no start date for this project, which will be mainly focused at first on the 500 and 600 blocks of the boulevard. Councilman Tim Favo said he would start meeting with a representative from Kishmo Concrete Construction to determine a start date and other details soon. Oakmont Auxiliary Police Recognized for Service Oakmont Police Chief David DiSanti, …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Members of council continue to question the Riverside Park renovation budget. Other topics include the Hulton Bridge project, new board members and a garden club project.
- Erin Hill
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Here's a roundup of items discussed at the March 12 Oakmont Council meeting: Park Renovation Discussions Turn Heated Members of council continued to question the budget for the renovations at Riverside Park. For several months, members of council have asked Borough Manager Bruce Jamison to provide a different layout of the budget for the renovations including columns for both estimates and payouts. Councilman Tim Favo said he previously requested a more detailed budget from Jamison to which Jamison replied he thought Favo requested to see “the big picture” rather than more detail. The two discussed exactly what the budget should contain while other council members added n the conversation. “If I tried to address everyone on council’s …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Allegheny River Boulevard improvements, Riverside Park tennis courts and 5K among the items discussed.
Here's a roundup of items discussed at the March 5 Oakmont Council meeting: More Work from the Oakmont Garden Club Coming to the Boulevard The Garden Club was represented at Monday’s meeting by Jennifer McGrath who proposed several beautification plans the Garden Club would like to tackle in the near future at locations on Allegheny River Boulevard. These plans include: McGrath said all the projects proposed would be funded by the Garden Club. Council will vote next Monday on whether the Garden Club can move forward. Council President Proposes Borough Hiring Policies Council President Tim Milberger asked council to consider implementing policies and requirements when hiring borough employees. He asked council members to think about any …