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A couple of important items:

 
Water Treatment Plant (WTP)

Last week the Borough opened bids and authorized proceeding with a contract award for the new WTP and Tank at the top of Cherry Lane.

All of the bids received were substantially above estimates and expectations.  The low bids for both electrical and general/mechanical items totaled nearly $2 Million, bringing the total project cost to over $2.2 Million.  Hickes (pronounced HIKE-iss) of Alexandria, Huntington County, was the low general/mechanical contractor and Westmoreland Electric of Tarrs, Westmoreland County, was the low electrical contractor.

Closing on the PENNVEST loan (~$1.5 Million) remains scheduled for mid April.  It is uncertain if PENNVEST will increase the loan to cover the overage, or if other funding means will need to be explored.  Once funding is resolved, the payment schedule(s) and rate impact will be re-assessed.

For questions, contact
Paul Balint
Chair, Water & Sewer
Contact Paul
Lily Pad Problem Areas - Dreaming of warmer weather...

Cutting lily pads does not kill them; they will just quickly grow back.  To kill them, they need to be chemically treated via the pads floating on the surface.

Any residents with a concern about the lily pads in front of their lakefront property can stop in the Borough Office to record the area on the lily pad location map.  This will help Bill Kirkpatrick determine where to treat for lily pads when he visits for treatments.  If your location is not indicated on the map, it is not guaranteed to be treated.

As a friendly reminder, our lake does need certain weed growth to maintain a healthy fish population.  We cannot eliminate all of the weeds but we can manage them to provide for better swimming conditions and continue to have a thriving fish population.  That being said, the number of sunny and rainy days, as well as the lake temperature play a role in the weed growth.  As hard as Bill Kirkpatrick, our aquatic environmental specialist, tries to apply the proper dose of weed control, the amount of sunlight and temperature does fluctuate.  

Bill Kirkpatrick reminds us yearly of what a gem we have at Indian Lake.

Thank you,
Curtis Morgese
Environmental Chair
Contact Curt
Welcome Kits for New Residents

Kirsten Siehl is heading up a group to offer "Welcome Kits" for folks new to the Lake.  If you would like to contribute ideas, or perhaps "get acquainted" freebies, coupons or items, feel free to contact kirsten@indianlakepa.us
Contact Kirsten
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