NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Pottsville Housing Authority hereby invites the general public to attend a public hearing on December 8, 2023 at 9:00 am at the Terry P. Reiley Community Building, 216 N. 12th Street, Pottsville, PA 17901. The Pottsville Housing Authority will post a draft of its 5 Year Action Plan for 2024-2028 here. The general public, local government, residents, citizens and other interested parties in the City of Pottsville are encouraged to view the 5 Year Action Plan and submit, in advance, any comments to Jody Dunnigan, Deputy Executive Director via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or at the time of the hearing. Comments on the Plan will be received up to December 8, 2023. The Plan will be submitted to the Department of Housing & Urban Development.
INVITATION TO BID
CONTRACT NO. 23-1
The Housing Authority of the City of Pottsville will receive sealed bids for emergency work to be performed at the Fairmount Avenue Development – PA-37-1A. This project is funded by the Capital Fund Program.
The work generally includes the removal of one existing natural gas fired cast iron hydronic heating boiler, breeching, expansion tank, supply and return piping, pads, and other related items. Provision of two new high efficiency hydronic heating boilers, venting, expansion tank, supply and return piping, pads and miscellaneous other work items depicted and described in the Contract Documents, complete and ready for use and in compliance with the latest codes and regulations.
Bidders are hereby notified that this project is subject to the Davis Bacon Federal Prevailing Wage Rate regulations and Contractors will be required to pay the prevailing wage as indicated within the schedules.
A pre-bid conference will be held on Monday, June 26. 2023 at 10:00 A.M., local prevailing time, at the project site along Fairmount Avenue, Pottsville, PA 17901. All bidders are urged to attend the conference. Representatives of the Housing Authority and Levkulic Associates will be in attendance.
Bids will be received until 10:00 A.M., local prevailing time, on Monday, July 10, 2023 at the office of the Housing Authority of the City of Pottsville, 410 Laurel Boulevard, Pottsville, PA 17901. Bids will be opened publicly and read aloud. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope with the Contract Name clearly written on the envelope.
All requests for Bid Documents must be in writing, with the following information contained thereon: 1) Specific Bid Document(s) requested (Contract Name, Description, etc.), 2) Bidders name, complete street address and contact person, 3) Bidders telephone number, fax number and e-mail address.
Payment of a non-refundable service fee, in check or credit card form in the amount of thirty dollars ($30.00), payable to Levkulic Associates, is required for each set of digital bidding documents. Only complete bid packages will be issued by the Design Professional. Bid packages will only be issued in digital format.
Plans, specifications and bidding documents may be examined and secured at the office of the Design Professional. The Design Professional of record is Levkulic Associates, Union Street Station, 101 East Union Street, Pottsville, PA 17901, Telephone: (570) 628-2887. Plans may also be requested on-line at www.levkulicgroup.com.
Addenda, if any, will be issued only to those persons whose name and address are on record with the Design Professional as having obtained the Contract Documents from the Design Professional.
A bid may not be modified, withdrawn, or canceled by the bidder for sixty (60) days after the time designated for receipt of bids.
Bid security in the amount of 10% of the bid price shall be submitted with the bid. Bid security shall be in one of the following forms only: Certified check (drawn on a bank authorized to conduct business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania), or bid bond. The surety must be on the latest approved U.S. Treasury List, Circular 570. The bidder will be required to submit a Certificate of Surety with the bid. The successful bidder will be required to furnish a Performance Bond and Labor and Material Payment Bond and each shall be in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price. A one-year Maintenance Bond shall also be required. Cost of bonds to be included in the base bid.
The Housing Authority of the City of Pottsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All prospective Bidders are informed that the work covered in this Invitation to Bid is subject to the requirements of Section 3 (24 CFR Part 75). All Bidders must submit a Section 3 Plan as a part of their bid submission or their bid submission(s) may be considered non-responsive.
Each Bidder shall also comply with the following Equal Opportunity requirements:
- Notice of Requirements for Affirmative Action to Ensure Equal Employment Opportunity (Executive Order 11246) 42 CFT 70.42 (d) including the goals and timetable for women (6.9%) as set forth in Appendix “A”.
- Standard Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Construction Contract Specifications (Executive Order 11246 41 CFT 60-4.3).
- Equal Opportunity Clauses (41 CFT 60.1.4(a) and (b)).
- Section 3 Clauses (24 CFR Part 75.38).
The Bid is for a Public Works Contract and the Bidder is subject to the provisions, duties, obligations and penalties of the Public Works Employment Verification Act, 43 P.S. 167.1-167.11.
The Housing Authority of the City of Pottsville reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any technicalities and informalities in the bid for the best interest of the Housing Authority, and to consider the competency and responsibility of the Bidders in awarding the contract.
Craig S.L. Shields, Executive Director
Housing Authority of the City of Pottsville
HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF POTTSVILLE
NOTICE OF CONTINUED OCCUPANCY POLICY
FOR PUBLIC HOUSING OVER-INCOME FAMILIES
TO: ALL PUBLIC HOUSING TENANTS AND GENERAL PUBLIC
HUD establishes income limits by family size for the area in which each PHA is located. These income limits will be published by HUD annually and are used to determine the family’s initial eligibility and level of assistance for the public housing program. Section 103 of the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA) of 2016 amended of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937 and placed an income on families for continued occupancy in public housing units.
Pursuant to HUD regulations, the Housing Authority of the City of Pottsville hereby provides 30 days’ notice to the public regarding Continued Occupancy Policy for Public Housing Over-Income Families
DATES AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW: 05/23/2023 TO 06/22/2023
The PHA records and documents that provide the basis for the Continued Occupancy Policy for Public Housing Over-Income Families are available for review and comment during the dates listed above and at the following location:
PHA’s main Administrative Office: 410 Laurel Boulevard, Pottsville, PA 17901
PHA will gather all comments and review them at the close of the comment period. The PHA will respond to comments within 30 days from (05/23/2023 to 06/22/2023) of the close of the comment period. Such written comments will be retained by PHA and shall be available for inspection by the tenants and general public.
PROPOSED EFFECTIVE DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION:06/14/2023
Further details can be viewed at the Pottsville Housing Authority office or be provided upon request.
Promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity, and a suitable living environment free from discrimination.
The Housing Authority of The City of Pottsville shall at all times operate solely for the purpose of providing decent, safe, and sanitary housing for eligible families in a manner which promotes serviceability, economy, efficiency, and stability, along with the social well-being of these families.
Pottsville Housing Authority is committed to achieving the mission of assisting our residents in achieving a life based on the family-centered values of education, vocation, recreation, and other factors which promote self-esteem and self-sufficiency through an economically sound housing program. To this end, our mission addresses the needs of each family member, viewing them as a potential learner and earner.
Monday – Friday: 9AM – 4PM
No Smoking Policy Announcement
The Pottsville Housing Authority is moving ahead with a change in policy mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that requires that public housing buildings become smoke free. The Housing Authority anticipates that the policy will be in place by July 1, 2018.
“Smoking” means inhaling, exhaling, breathing, burning, carrying, or possessing any lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe, water-pipes (hookahs) other tobacco products, or similarly lighted smoking material in any manner or in any form including all electronic cigarette products, commonly referred to as “e-cigarettes” which will not be permitted by residents, residents’ guests or any visitor(s) as well as staff anywhere inside the building, including the resident’s apartment, offices, community rooms, maintenance facilities, etc.
In addition, the HUD rule requires that tobacco products or similarly lighted smoking materials may only be used in designated areas outside of public housing buildings that are at least 25 feet from those buildings. The policy will also apply to guests and visitors as well as staff of the Pottsville Housing Authority and contractors employed by the Authority.
The Smoke-free Policy does not mean that residents will have to quit smoking in order to live in public housing. The new policy will only prohibit smoking in a PHA owned building and within 25 feet of PHA owned buildings. Residents, visitors, guests and staff will still be able to smoke outside, as long as they are not within 25 feet of a PHA owned building.
The Pottsville Housing Authority is also making arrangements to offer smoking cessation classes for those residents who are interested in no longer using tobacco products. We will provide more information on these classes in the near future.
The Pottsville Housing Authority will require that all Residents of public housing sign a lease addendum at the time of their lease renewal. Violators of the policy will be given warning before any action begins to terminate their lease.
This new policy acknowledges the health effects of smoking, particularly second hand smoke on non-smokers, as well the maintenance costs associated with units occupied by Residents who smoke.