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Commissioners voted Monday to seek an architect and conduct an "existing conditions and property" survey for a new public works building.

Doug Sample, township manager, said the building will sit on the same parcel as the current building, which is being shored up because of deterioration, and will be built where the salt dome is now.

The current building will be demolished.

• Daniel Papale and Justin Allenbaugh were sworn in as patrolmen.

• Commissioners approved the acquisition and subsequent razing of two abandoned structures -- one on Petunia Street and one on Route 19.

West View

Several roads will undergo repairs or repaving following council's approval last Thursday. Bryan Kircher was absent.

Perry Highway will receive a new concrete base and repaving with asphalt near the West View Park shopping center entrance to repair damage from a water pipe break that created a sinkhole and closed the road.

Robert Zischkau of Glenn Engineering and Associates, which provides engineering services to the borough, also said that Frankford Avenue will be paved in September, using funds obtained through the North Hills Council of Governments.

• Council unanimously approved an ordinance to seek bids for installing two retaining walls on Bell Drive, where a landslide occurred earlier this year.

• Council received an update from Mr. Zischkau on a previously approved project on Center Avenue. A waterline relocation is set to be completed by the end of this month. However, the second part of the project -- implementing several green infrastructure items -- must be re-bid, he said, because of federal requirements for minority subcontractor participation. Council approved advertising for new bids in October.

• Manager Bruce Fromiak told council that negotiations have begun with police and public works employees whose contracts expire at the end of the year.

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