1/4/21 Public Notice
NEW Garbage Collection- Vogel
12-21-20 Statement to Ford City Borough Citizens from Council:
TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE 1400, 1500 AND 1600 BLOCKS OF 5TH AVENUE AND 17TH STREET FROM 5TH AVENUE TO 3RDAVENUE:
FORD CITY 5TH AVENUE WATERLINE PROJECT UPDATE
Ford City Borough Council is pleased to report updates on the 5th Avenue Waterline Project.
Council is in the process of finalizing this project for the Spring of 2021. The engineering drawings are complete, and the bid package will be advertised by mid-December. There will be a 30-day bid period followed by a formal bid opening at the Borough office. The selection process involved a cost analysis review of all proposals. Once the review was complete, Council made the decision to proceed with S&T Bank.
Also, as part of this process, Ford City had to display the ability to pay for the debt incurred. After a review of our rates and the projected 2021 budget, the Finance Committee recommended a $5/customer/month rate increase to cover repayment. This rate increase will be reflected in the 2021 billing cycles.
We will be submitting the financing package and formal paperwork to the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). The Local Government Uniform Debt Act (LGUDA) is an application every municipality must file with DCED to get their approval for a municipality’s taking on debt. This process will take place simultaneous to the bid package.
Once these two processes are complete, the project will be scheduled to commence.
Until the replacement is scheduled, we will continue to flush the lines regularly and provide bottled water as needed (from the Borough office).