Elizabeth Township commissioners select road paving contractor
Elizabeth Township commissioners on Monday unanimously awarded the road paving program contract to Victor Paving & Construction Inc., which had the lowest responsible bid of $348,118.
The vote was 6-0 with commissioner Chris Evans absent.
Victor Paving will mill and pave the following streets: McLay Drive from Meadow Drive to Simpson Howell Road, Happy Hollow Road from Billicks Lane to Route 48, Paulette Drive from Karen Drive to Hartman Drive, various sections of Haymaker Road and Penneman Avenue, and Devonwood Drive from Surrey Lane to the first stop sign.
Victor Paving will mill, and township crews will pave the following: Penrod Street from Smithfield Street to the Great Allegheny Passage trail, Harper Street from Smithfield Street to the Great Allegheny Passage trail, Walter Street from Smithfield Street to the Great Allegheny Passage trail, Veatch Street from Styche Street to Conroy Street, Berdar Drive from one portion of Douglas Run Road to another portion of Douglas Run Road, and Elizabeth Avenue from Fergus Avenue to Graham Avenue.
Township manager Richard Janus said the roads were selected as part of a collective effort between the KLH Engineering analysis, and road department and commissioners' decisions.
• Accepted the resignations of Robert Chappo as building inspector and Dennis Kimberly as sanitary sewer operations manager.
Janus said Chappo and Kimberly resigned for personal reasons.
• Authorized KLH Engineers to act as the township's temporary zoning officer. They approved advertising for a code enforcement and zoning officer, and to use a third-party provider for building inspection.
• Accepted the Community Development Block Grant allocation toward the residential demolition project. Janus said the township applied for $24,000, but was only granted $11,000. Structures to be demolished include 5924 Smithfield St., and 731 and 745 Industry Road.
• Authorized Solicitor Pat McGrail to start the process of condemning dilapidated structures along Kennedy Street, and to research and develop an ordinance dealing with cat population control.
Elizabeth Township Area EMS officials awarded trophies and shirts to poster contest winners. Central Elementary third-graders Alexis Hutskow, Logan Monzak and Luke Napoli took first, second and third place for their school. Mt. Vernon Elementary third-graders Riley McLaughlin, Taylor Malek and Brandon Johnson earned first, second and third place for their school.
Commissioners gave proclamations to Lucas Surmick, Kevin Manley and Ryan Martin for earning Eagle Scout honors.
Michael DiVittorio is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.
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