Alburtis Borough DCED PA Small Water & Sewer Grant Awarded

Alburtis Borough – DCED PA Small Water & Sewer Grant – successful grant application

Ott Consulting Inc. recently prepared a successful application to the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for a small water & sewer grant. The DCED awarded the Borough of Alburtis a grant in the amount of $300,000. Ott Consulting Inc. is spearheading the preparation of plans for a sanitary sewer rehabilitation project which includes rehabilitation of sewer lines, laterals and manholes within the Borough of Alburtis.

The project is a continuance of the Inflow & Infiltration (I&I) reduction program, which aims to reduce the I&I issues by systematic rehabilitation and replacement within the Borough. The intent of the project is to seal leaking pipes and manholes and address structural concerns primarily by rehabilitation efforts. The results of these investigations will identify the appropriate rehabilitation technique. The rehabilitation project is scheduled for summer 2018.

You can contact OCI at:

Lehigh Valley Office: Located in Zionsville, PA
5831 Kings Highway South
Zionsville, PA 18092
Phone: (610) 928-4690
Fax: (610) 928-4695
Email: info@otteng.com

Slate Belt Office: Located in Bangor, PA
PO Box 226
513 South Main Street
Bangor, PA 18013
Phone: (610) 588-2411
Fax: (610) 588-6280
Email: info@otteng.com

http://www.otteng.com/alburtis-borough-dced-pa-small-water-sewer-grant-awarded/

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Borough of East Bangor LSA Program Grant

Ott Consulting Inc. aided the Borough of East Bangor in obtaining the necessary funding through an LSA Program Grant for a Stormwater Remediation Project along North Broad Street.

Borough-of-East-Bangor--150x150.jpgThe awarding of this grant will allow the rehabilitation of the existing, collapsing system, thereby mitigating hazards for public and private property in the area by properly managing the stormwater runoff and eliminating the damaging erosive conditions.

OCI supported the application of the grant in an effort to protect the natural resources of the area and the health, safety and welfare of the citizens within the Borough.

OCI is currently finalizing the contract documents for bidding and construction.

You can contact OCI at:

Lehigh Valley Office: Located in Emmaus, PA
222 Main Street
Emmaus, PA 18049
Phone: (610) 928-4690
Fax: (610) 928-4695
Email: info@otteng.com

Slate Belt Office: Located in Bangor, PA
PO Box 226
187 Blue Valley Drive
Bangor, PA 18013
Phone: (610) 588-2411
Fax: (610) 588-6280
Email: info@otteng.com

http://www.otteng.com/borough-of-east-bangor-lsa-program-grant/

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OCI to reach out with PennBid Site

The staff at OCI attended a presentation given by
Freddy Lutz, the Director of Strategic Planning and
Client Development with PennBid – Pennsylvania’s
no cost,
e-procurement and bid management program.

 

PENNBID-LOGO-250.jpgOCI will begin utilizing PennBid for all of its bid solicitations to streamline the bidding process for our municipal clients, providing a more timely and effective way to communicate with clients and bidders. PennBid will save Ott Consulting and our client’s time and money with its straightforward time and cost saving benefits. It will attract a larger, more qualified vendor pool and reduce costs for potential bidders. All bids and proposals submitted will be maintained on a secure site that will also allow for the posting of questions – asked and answered.

OCI is currently using PennBid for the bidding of a construction project located within a Lehigh County municipality. Our experience with the process has been positive.

You can contact OCI at:

Lehigh Valley Office: Located in Emmaus, PA
222 Main Street
Emmaus, PA 18049
Phone: (610) 928-4690
Fax: (610) 928-4695
Email: info@otteng.com

Slate Belt Office: Located in Bangor, PA
PO Box 226
187 Blue Valley Drive
Bangor, PA 18013
Phone: (610) 588-2411
Fax: (610) 588-6280
Email: info@otteng.com

http://www.otteng.com/oci-to-reach-out-with-pennbid-site/

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Kelly Mitsubishi Site – Borough Of Emmaus

Ott Consulting Inc. contracted with Kelly Management Corporation (Kelly Car & Truck) to prepare a Sketch Plan depicting the conversion of the former East Penn Bank site.

KELLY-MITSUBISHI-1-300x225.jpg Photograph by A.J. Lipe

Located at the intersection of State Avenue and Harrison Street into an automobile dealership and associated business offices.

The project involved creating a Sketch Plan and a Zoning Site Plan for use in support of the Special Exception required for approval by the Borough of Emmaus Zoning Hearing Board.

KELLY-MITSUBISHI-2-300x200.jpg Photograph by A.J. Lipe

In support of the project, we also researched the Land Development Plans and associated reports for the East Penn Bank project, all ordinances, Act 167 to stormwater management requirements, and all PennDOT related requirements.

You can contact OCI at:

Lehigh Valley Office: Located in Emmaus, PA
222 Main Street
Emmaus, PA 18049
Phone: (610) 928-4690
Fax: (610) 928-4695
Email: info@otteng.com

Slate Belt Office: Located in Bangor, PA
PO Box 226
187 Blue Valley Drive
Bangor, PA 18013
Phone: (610) 588-2411
Fax: (610) 588-6280
Email: info@otteng.com

http://www.otteng.com/?p=852

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Cope Subdivision

South Second Street – Borough Of Emmaus

Cope-Subdivision-1.jpgOtt Consulting Inc. prepared a Minor Subdivision and Land Development Plan for two lots on South Second Street in the Borough of Emmaus. OCI performed a boundary and topographic survey of the parcel and created an existing features plan, which was used to prepare the Land Development Plan set.

We also completed a sewage facility planning module and submitted to the proper authorities to permit the anticipated increase in sewage flows. The project was located in a High Quality watershed, which required submission of an Erosion Control Plan to the Lehigh County Conservation District.

Cope-Subdivision-2.jpgOCI prepared the application and submitted the plan and report to the LCCD. A zoning variance was also required due to an encroachment within the side yard setback. OCI prepared all zoning hearing applications and represented the Applicant at the zoning hearing board meeting.

 

 


Photography by A.J. Lipe

You can contact OCI at:

Lehigh Valley Office: Located in Emmaus, PA
222 Main Street
Emmaus, PA 18049
Phone: (610) 928-4690
Fax: (610) 928-4695
Email: info@otteng.com

Slate Belt Office: Located in Bangor, PA
PO Box 226
187 Blue Valley Drive
Bangor, PA 18013
Phone: (610) 588-2411
Fax: (610) 588-6280
Email: info@otteng.com

http://www.otteng.com/?p=845

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Borough of Alburtis Multi-Modal Program Grant

Ott Consulting Inc. aided the Borough of Alburtis in obtaining the necessary funding through a Multi-Modal Program Grant for Walnut Street.

 

Borough-of-Alburtis-Multi-Modal-Program-Grant-sm.jpgThe work was between 2nd & 3rd Streets and between the southern school driveway and S. Oak Street.

The goal of the Borough is to remove foot traffic from the street and to provide a clear and protected route to school and recreation facilities along Walnut Street.

 

Curb, sidewalks, and ADA ramps will be installed on the west side of Walnut Street.

The proposal also includes the installation of a storm sewer system to improve drainage. The Borough road crew will then repave the portion of Walnut Street from Third Street to Front.

You can contact OCI at:

Lehigh Valley Office: Located in Emmaus, PA
222 Main Street
Emmaus, PA 18049
Phone: (610) 928-4690
Fax: (610) 928-4695
Email: info@otteng.com

Slate Belt Office: Located in Bangor, PA
PO Box 226
187 Blue Valley Drive
Bangor, PA 18013
Phone: (610) 588-2411
Fax: (610) 588-6280
Email: info@otteng.com

http://www.otteng.com/?p=839

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DID YOU KNOW???

Paving Season Extended with use of Warm Mix Asphalt

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In the past, the cutoff date for placing bituminous asphalt wearing and binder course in our area of Pennsylvania was October 31st. Certain restrictions would then apply after that date. However, with the introduction of Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA), PennDOT relaxed those restrictions as long as the temperature is 35 degrees and rising.

Application of WMA has many benefits. It is a proven technology that can reduce paving costs, extend the paving season, improve asphalt compaction, allow asphalt mix to be hauled longer distances and improve working conditions for road crews by reducing exposure to fuel emissions, fumes, and odors. WMA is durable enough to withstand high traffic demands, and, with its ability to provide an improved working environment, it makes an obvious choice for local road crews.

For more information, please visit www.warmmixasphalt.org.

You can contact OCI at

Lehigh Valley Office: Located in Emmaus, PA
222 Main Street
Emmaus, PA 18049
Phone: (610) 928-4690
Fax: (610) 928-4695
Email: info@otteng.com

Slate Belt Office: Located in Bangor, PA
PO Box 226
187 Blue Valley Drive
Bangor, PA 18013
Phone: (610) 588-2411
Fax: (610) 588-6280
Email: info@otteng.com

http://www.otteng.com/?p=836

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