BROOKVILLE — Work on Brookville’s new waste water treatment facility is getting closer to completion.
At Tuesday’s meeting of the Brookville Municipal Authority, engineer Josh Gunnett told the board that Global Heavy Corporation has “compiled a preliminary punch list,” including site grading, cleaning and building walkthroughs.
Gunnett said “they are still waiting on some equipment to arrive. They are hoping to have the digesters started up” next week.
“Right now they are looking at substantial completion on July 15 and final completion by August 20,” he said. “It’s a tight schedule, but it could happen.”
Water commissioner Clyde Bullers said his operators “are getting training on every piece of equipment that comes in. Every day they are learning more and even found some areas they can tweak and make it better. They are finding all kinds of things they can do.”
The authority approved payments of $319,012 for the project. Also approved was a change order providing nine additional contract days at a cost of $13,148.15 for Global Heavy to complete some additional work at the site.
Also discussed and approved by the authority were:
- an agreement with Terra Works of Clarion for the replacement of water and sewer lines on East Main Street and Franklin Avenue. The total contract is $437,539. Gunnett said a pre-construction meeting will be held later this month, with the notice to proceed to be issued early in July.
- the status of the routes 322 and 28 improvement project. PennDOT has awarded the contract to Thomas Contruction in the amount of $427,208.19. Water line work is expected to begin in late fall, after demolition work is completed.
- a request from PennDOT for water and sewer service at its maintenance shed on Route 322, west of Brookville. PennDOT plans to build a truck wash station at the site, and has requested the authority do the line work.
- approval to file an application for county CDBG funds for a project to replace old water lines on McDowell Road in Union Township. The one-inch lines would be replaced with four-inch lines, providing better water pressure for customers in that area. BMA would provide a 10 percent match for the project.
- action to transfer $100,000 for the sewer department’s operating account to a PLGIT account. The board also approved opening a PLGIT account for the water department. The authority has a CD up for renewal, and will re-invest $450,000 with S & T Bank for 12 months at 1.92 percent interest. The $59,242.33 balance from the current CD will go into the new PLGIT account.
- a report from Bullers that the rescheduled hydrant flushing “is going very well” and will be finished up this week.
The next regular meeting of the Brookville Municipal Authority will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, in the Borough Complex.