Council accepted the low bid Monday of $76,300 from Youngblood Paving for the street program. It also accepted a low bid of $364,223 from Insight Pipe Contracting for a sanitary sewer repair project.
Council authorized Joe Sites, borough engineer, to prepare bid documents for the Bower Hill Road replacement from Darby Way to McLaughlin Run Road and for the Bower Hill Road sidewalk replacement from Union Street to McLaughlin Run Road.
State liquid fuels money and money from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Bank will be used. Council Vice President Joseph Colosimo said the state is cutting back liquid fuel tax allocations to municipalities by 17 percent, which could lead to a reduction of paving programs.
• Jonathan Kamin, an attorney representing the developers of the Bedner Farms Estates housing project in Upper St. Clair, asked council to allow the extension of a sewer line from the development to Main Street in Bridgeville. Council President Nino Petrocelli Sr. said the proposal was made only a few days prior to the meeting and the board needed more time.
Council announced Monday that it changed engineering firms last month when officials hired KLH Engineers Inc. of Robinson to replace Gateway Engineers.
"We're hoping things will go our way and save us some money," said council President Rick D'Loss, who noted that major projects such as the annual road improvement program, continued park renovation and sewer issues would be coming up.
Mayor Jack Kobistek pointed out that KLH should be a great advocate for Carnegie's flooding problems because the firm's offices have flooded.
Officials authorized the new engineer to prepare specifications and advertise for bids for this year's pavement maintenance program. Also approved was the purchase of a $23,568 tractor and accessories.
• The engineer was asked to prepare specifications and advertise for bids for the demolition of 12 Third St., also known as the Pucci Apartments. The structure was condemned in 2009 and is unfit for occupancy. It has not been determined what officials will do with the land after the structure is removed.
• The retirement request of Darlene Pfeffer, police secretary, was approved, effective April 5. Also, officials voted to advertise a vacancy on the zoning hearing board created by the recent death of Ted Aiken.
• Permission was given to the First Christian Church to use Carnegie Park from 7 to 9 a.m. for a sunrise service on Easter and to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish to run a farm stand at the church's Third Street parking lot from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, June through November. The parish also was given the OK to close several streets for its annual summer festival.
The Moon Area High School girls soccer team received a proclamation March 6 from township supervisors for being named the 2012 PIAA Girls "AA" State Champions.
• The police department will help residents dispose of unneeded prescription drugs through the National Drug Take Back Event. Unused and expired drugs will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays at the public safety building, 1000 Beaver Grade Road.
• Under a new subscription plan for Valley Ambulance Authority, subscribers in the authority's 16-community service area will receive a 50 percent discount on ambulance-related out-of-pocket expenses. J.R. Henry, the authority's executive director, said the change is aimed at generating an additional $30,000.
The subscription rate is $55 per family, $35 per individual or $25 for Robert Morris University students. Mr. Henry said that 20 percent of households in the 16 communities subscribe. Information: valleyamb.org.
• The supervisors unanimously approved a proposal from Mike Hudak, representing Contential/Chaska LLC, for Pittsburgh International Business Park on Cherrington Parkway Extension during a conditional use public hearing March 6. The proposal calls for relocating parking lot island shade trees and additional landscaping from directly in front of the buildings' primary entrances. The board also approved the amended final land development plan for non-residential development for buildings 100 and 110 in the business park.