Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Infrastructure Projects

Borough Presses Forward With Pool Improvements

“If good things come to those who wait, then the Brentwood Pool Renovations are going to be AMAZING!!”

If you have been in Brentwood Park recently you likely noticed a few items that are missing from the pool area. Phase I of the Pool Renovation Project commenced in June and saw the removal of the outdated bathhouse and the dilapidated Civic Center deck. The final result will create a scenic view of Herb Troy Field and a new sunbathing area for pool guests.

Phase II of this long-anticipated project is scheduled to begin in September 2019. This marks a slight delay from original projections. For reasons that are outside the Borough's control, the paperwork components of the Borough's $797,600 grant through the Land & Water Conservation Fund were processed somewhat later than anticipated. The Borough was unable to award a contract without receiving the green light from the federal government,or else it would put this critical funding in jeopardy. It is safe to say that, without the help of this funding source, as well as Allegheny County Community Infrastructure & Tourism Fund awards in the amount of $275,000, this much needed $3 million project would not have been able to occur.

On August 26, 2019, the Borough formally awarded a contract to low bidder Yarborough Construction. Although this project is officially deemed to involve a renovation of the pool, due to its broad scope, Borough residents are nearly getting an entirely new facility. The project will see the installation of state-of-the-art changing rooms, a zero depth entry zone, and a super waterslide. Borough officials are hoping for a mild winter and dry spring to provide good conditions for the contractors to complete this project in time for the 2020 pool season

Borough Building Project Now Out for Bids

On February 5th, the Borough will review proposals from general contractors for the long-awaited municipal building project. Proposals will be accpeted through 10AM and will include all construction aspects, including HVAC, electrical, and plumbing, in a single award. In accordance with state law, the selected firm must adhere to prevailing wage standards. A mandatory pre-bid conference will take place on January 17th at 1:30PM. For more information, please review the legal notification here

Notifications Issued for Next Phase of Sidewalk Restoration Program

The Borough's initiative to improve its walkability is about to enter its five year. In 2019, Brentwood will partner with homeowners and a local contractor to eliminate sidewalk defects on Heathmore Avenue, Spangler Avenue, and Elroy Avenue, as well as on portions of Pary Street, Meadowbrook Boulevard, and Kaufmann Avenue. Based upon feedback from prior participants, the Borough will no longer be physically marking the defective slabs but will instead transmit an image of the damaged area with issued enrollment forms. It is anticipated that the Borough will award a vendor contract in March. A copy of the application can be attained here.