A project to renovate six restrooms at the Connellsville Community Center is moving forward after the Connellsville Redevelopment Authority voted to accept an engineering proposal from Widmer Engineering at its regular meeting Monday.

The project is part of the city’s 2018 Community Development Block Grant funding to renovate the two restrooms on each floor of the community center. The redevelopment authority has $220,000 budgeted for the project.

The engineering proposal is for Widmer to prepare drawings and bid specifications for the project at a cost not to exceed $25,000. In addition, Widmer Engineering will prepare a scope of work outline, ensure the final design meets all applicable ADA standards, obtain necessary permits for the project, and conduct construction inspection and oversight.

In addition to this project, the city has also allocated a portion of its 2019 CDBG funding to another community center project – the rehabilitation of the swimming pool.

In other business, the authority approved the payment of the following bills:

n City of Connellsville, $1,667.78 for October code enforcement activities;

n Ductz HVAC and Plumbing, $19,183.59 for second payment for work at the senior citizen’s center;

n Widmer Engineering, $2,500 for senior citizens center and $9,350 for Francis Avenue sidewalk project.

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