Nearly $8.5 Million in Contracts for Oil City Multimodal Transportation Facility Approved by County

| October 9, 2019

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – Construction towards the Multimodal Transportation Facility in Oil City, Pa., took a big step forward Tuesday when the Venango County Commissioners approved three contracts for the final construction of the facility totaling just under $8.5 million.

The Commissioners approved a $6,692,500.00 contract with Hudson Construction, Inc. for general trade services; a $1,106,000.00 contract with Renick Brothers Construction for HVAC services; and a $696,000.00 contract with William T. Spaeder Co., Inc. for plumbing services for a total of $8,494,250.00 worth of contracts that will have all but 0.65 percent paid for by a Commonwealth Grant.

According to Jason Ruggiero, Executive Director of the Venango County Planning Commission, one more contract will be approved, most likely at the November meeting. That contract, for an unknown amount at this point, will be with Westmoreland Construction for electrical work.

Ruggiero said the County hasn’t received the contract back yet, which is why it wasn’t approved at Tuesday’s meeting.

“Once that contract is approved, the County will be responsible for about $77,000.00 of the total cost of the project.

Previous reports said that PennDOT will maintain ownership of the property at the intersection of Elm and Duncomb Streets but Venango County will own the building.

The building will be located on the site of the old Oil City Parking garage and will be the home of Venango County’s maintenance staff, the county’s transit agency’s administration, equipment and storage. It will include additional parking spaces at the site.

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