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Keystone college, PennDOT to fund traffic light installation in Factoryville

July 02. 2013 1:07PM
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FACTORYVILLE – A traffic light will be installed at the entrance of Keystone College on Route 6 and 11, with the project scheduled to be bid out in 2014.

The cost will be split between the college and PennDOT. Keystone also has indicated it may pay for maintenance costs, Factoryville Borough Manager Mary Ellen Buckbee said at the June council meeting.

Buckbee recently met with college officials and another meeting is scheduled. “But nothing has been finalized,” she said, referring to the maintenance costs.

Keystone requested the light and the bids will be accepted by PennDOT.

The only other light in the borough is also on Route 6 and 11, about a block away from the college.

In a separate matter, 19 Andersen 200 vinyl windows have been installed on the top two floors of the borough building at a cost of $9,500. The work was done by Northern Exterior, which submitted the low bid.

“They gave us a really good deal,” Buckbee said.

Councilman Dan Engler added the cost and the work were “excellent.”

The windows come with a limited lifetime warranty. “That’s a very important part of it,” said President Charles Wrobel.

Engineer Robert Doble of Reilly Associates updated council on projects in the borough. They include work on Lindley Avenue, Watkins Street, Mathewson Terrace and several curb cuts that need to be completed at the borough building and on Riverside Drive.

Vice President Tom Davis said Mathewson Terrace is in “terrible” condition. He said he will look into available funding for the road projects, and Mathewson should be a priority.

Doble said Watkins Street would cost $70,000 to pave.

“It’s an expensive job,” he told council, but added that there will be more liquid fuels’ money available if the state budget passes.

Doble also suggested combining the projects in order to get lower pricing on liquid fuels.

Council will further look into the matter.

Council also approved the purchase of a second air conditioner for the borough building. The cost is about $300.

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