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Council OK’s Renzie Park Improvements

By Jason Togyer
The Tube City Almanac
May 12, 2022
Posted in: McKeesport and Region News

A new roof and restrooms will be installed at the Lions Bandshell in Renziehausen Park this summer.

City council this month awarded a $175,000 contract to Kucich Construction of McKeesport for several projects in the park, including replacement of the roof on the bandshell at a cost of $47,000, replacement of the restrooms at a cost of $52,000, a new roof on the concession stand at Jamie Brewster-Filotei Field at a cost of $35,000.

Kucich also will be replacing the deck and steps at Brewster-Filotei Field, as well as the siding on the concession stand.

Kucich was the only bidder on the contracts, but city officials said the company has done good work on recent projects.

In other business, council approved the recommendation of the city planning commission to allow Kasyn Cycle Worx to relocate to the former Indutex awnings building at 528 Eden Park Blvd.

Kasyn is currently located on West Fifth Avenue at Perry Street in lower 10th Ward. According to its Facebook page, the shop performs maintenance and repairs on motorcycles, including ones used for racing. Kasyn expects to move later this month.

Council awarded a $26,000 contract to Ace Pyro LLC of Clearfield County, Pa., for fireworks displays at Renzie Park on Independence Day, Labor Day, Patriot’s Day and the first day of International Village, Aug. 9. Ace Pyro was the only bidder, city officials said.

Council approved a grant application in the amount of $250,000 to Allegheny County’s Economic Development Department to facilitate blight removal and neighborhood improvements under the McKeesport Rising project. The money is being requested under the Act 152 Allegheny County Blight Removal Program.

Council awarded a five-year contract to Ford Office Technologies of Connellsville to provide laser printer and photocopier services.

Originally published May 12, 2022.

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