Monday, February 25, 2013
The committee will interview consultants for the borough's forthcoming stormwater assessment plan.
The West Chester Public Works Committee is holding a special meeting on Feb. 27, 2013 at 6 p.m. The committee will interview consultants who submitted proposals to guide development of a Storm Water Assessment Plan. Attached to this article is the agenda.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Borough officials report that switching traffic signals and other lighting to LED saved thousands of dollars.
While announcing several house keeping matters on recent changes in public works operations, the committee reported it saved thousands of dollars simply on replacing the way lighting was done. Public works director Robert Wilpizeski announced Monday that the borough will be saving a lot more in traffic signal maintenance due to LED lighting that was installed in 2009. "We cut our traffic signal electric bills from $29,000 to $6,000 per year," he said. "The project [costs] $60,000, so in three years it was paid for." As a result, Wilpizeski said, less money will be spent on maintaining the lights, as it will not be necessary to change the bulbs as often -- which used to be yearly. The contract to maintain lights is over $7,000 a year. The …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The Public Works Committee will not recommend that the borough privatize its trash services.
The West Chester Public Works Committee recommended that council deny a bid by A.J. Blosenski to privatize the borough’s trash service beginning in 2012 on Monday. According to borough manager Ernie McNeely the move could have potentially saved the borough $85,000 next year. “We’ve got to get control of these costs,” said West Chester council member John Manion. “You’re right; $85,000 isn’t a lot when you look at the big picture. But, in two months we’re going to have 180 angry people in here again if we have to raise taxes.” Last December, the borough raised property taxes 20 percent in order to cover its budget deficit. During that conversation several council members said that there would be a concentrated effort to lower those …