The health system requested two right of ways, both for underground conduits for utility lines in the area of Rural Avenue and Walnut Street area. Both are related to the regional health center project.
The college right of way involves the placement and illumination of new streetlights at the college’s expense.
Also approved was a new contract with Campbell, Durrant and Beatty, a Pittsburgh law firm that has provided legal assistance on labor and employment matters in recent years. The contract has a not-to-exceed $40,000 cap.
In addition, a $150,000 state Department of Community and Economic Development grant toward a new Bowman Field scoreboard was accepted. The city is borrowing the rest of the $282,000 cost.
The purchase of a much less expensive item rounded out the agenda.
Council approved spending $2,527 for a 1997 brush cutter valued at thousands more but available at a reduced cost from another municipality that received a grant for a new brush cutter.