Frankstown township news in brief

Proposed sewer line project advancing

Frankstown Township is ready to move ahead with a proposed sewer line replacement project in the Sylvan Hills area.

About 3,400 feet of sewer line is scheduled to be dug up and replaced to improve a portion of the sewer system serving about 50 properties.

“The existing pipes are subject to infiltration and inflow,” township engineer Chris Dutrow said Thursday.

Township Solicitor Frederick Gieg Jr. told supervisors Tuesday that he has collected easements from all property owners, so the project is ready to move ahead. The project was advertised today for bids that will be opened when the supervisors meet Sept. 2.

Once a contractor is chosen, the project can move forward with much of the work expected to occur along portions of Elm Street, Waverly Drive, Pineview Drive, Fairlawn Drive and Devon Drive, Dutrow said.

“We’re aiming to get this work done in the fall,” Dutrow said.

Contracts awarded for heating work

Frankstown Township has awarded two contracts for heating improvements in the municipal building and its garages.

Supervisors voted Tuesday to award a contract to Chuck Beers for installation of heat pumps and related materials, at $23,468, in the municipal building. He submitted the lowest of three bids for the project.

Supervisors also voted Tuesday to award a contract to D.C. Goodman, at $7,751, for installation of two furnaces in two garages. Goodman submitted the lowest of three bids for that work.

Supervisors change dental insurance

Frankstown Township supervisors have voted to change their dental insurance plan.

A preferred provider plan offered through Delta Dental offers more coverage options than the township’s previous plan with United Concordia.

Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday to make the change, with monthly rates of $33.86 for employees

with a single plan and $87.13 for employees with family plans.

Financial records show the township was paying $32 for the single plan and $84 for the family plan.

From Mirror staff reports