Royersford Manor Residents May Be Cooler Sooner

Royersford Manor Residents May Be Cooler SoonerROYERSFORD PA – “Air quality and electrical improvements” are planned for installation in coming months at the Golden Age Manor retirement residences, 400 Walnut St., according to an advertisement published Monday (March 17, 2014) on behalf of the Montgomery County Housing Authority.

In a different legal notice, also published Monday, the authority additionally sought bids for installation of a “radon mitigation” system at Golden Age. Radon is a radioactive, colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that occurs naturally and is commonly found in basements of structures across Pennsylvania. Mitigation systems that dissipate the gas usually eliminate health problems it might pose to occupants.

The authority said it expects to use money from a federal Community Development Block Grant to pay for proposed “general, electrical and HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning) construction” at the complex, as well as the radon-related work. It is electronically soliciting bids for the project, which are due by April 7 (2014; Monday) at 2 p.m. Plans, specifications and bidding documents are scheduled for release to interested contractors on Friday (March 21).

The winning bidder must meet federal Housing and Urban Development requirements.

Locally, the authority also operates the Robert P. Smith Towers and Sidney Pollock House, both on High Street in Pottstown, and Bright Hope Community in Stowe.

Golden Age Manor photo from the Montgomery County Housing Authority

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