Commissioners approve Starpointe land sale

Barbara Miller
Observer Reporter

The Washington County commissioners advanced plans for changes affecting county property.

Cardinal Properties, doing business as Keystone Containment Contractors of Imperial, will pay $521,000 for an eight-acre site at Starpointe Business Park where it plans to construct a 30,000-square-foot headquarters, warehouse and shop.

The county commissioners unanimously approved the sale Thursday. The company designs, makes, installs and maintains liners for spill containment and water retention ponds used by the natural gas and oil industry.

At the request of the redevelopment authority, which operates the county airport, the commissioners OK’d a $168,000 contract for architect and engineering services with RSCC Architecture for a new emergency management services and maintenance garage at the airport in North and South Franklin townships. The county plans to pay for the contract from the funds it receives from the Marcellus Shale Impact Fee, known as Act 13.

Also at the airport, the board agreed to advertise for bids to replace a damaged airport hangar door.

The commissioners also are seeking proposals for structural and engineering services to evaluate and repair all four levels of the Courthouse Square parking garage.

For the Washington County Health Center, the Human Services Department plans to seek $100,000 from the Local Share Account of gambling revenue from The Meadows Racetrack and Casino to help cover the costs of the new canopy at the entrance.

The commissioners also approved various phases of three bridge projects: a contract supplement of $7,199 for SAI Engineers for construction consultation services during the Mawhinney Road project over Miller’s Run, Cecil Township; a reimbursement agreement with PennDOT for the design of Catholic Church Road over Pigeon Creek, Bentleyville, 80 percent of which will be borne by state taxpayers and 20 percent by the county’s liquid fuels allocation; and authorization to advertise for design and permitting of the West Wheeling arch over Chartiers Creek in Washington through PennDOT’s engineering and construction management system, using the same funding formula.

The commissioners also approved the appointment of Larry Mauro to replace John Lignelli, who resigned from the housing authority board of directors.