Donegal Township awards bids for road materials
Donegal Township supervisors this week awarded stone and seal-coat bids to New Enterprise Inc. of New Enterprise in preparation for upcoming roadwork.
The township will receive 75,000 square yards of seal coat and varying amounts of various types and sizes of stone.
“We got more this year because we have more money,” Supervisor Tom Stull said of the bid amounts. “We have money that we received from the Act 13 gas well money that we will put back into the roads.”
Supervisors agreed to advertise for truck rental for the upcoming year, asking for bids based on 100 hours.
“We do this every year,” Stull said, adding that the trucks will be used for hauling materials to road projects.
Supervisors decided to purchase a roller for road work for $11,400.
“We have been looking for a used roller for a while,” Stull said of the Caterpillar CB 224 they plan to purchase.
Supervisors also hope to purchase an excavator.
“We were looking at purchasing one versus renting one,” Stull said. “We pay $3,000 a month to rent one, and we located one under the state contract for $48,000.”
The board agreed to look into the excavator purchase while studying other prices for a similar machine. If a purchase is decided upon, it would be financed at 3 percent for five years, they said.
Supervisor Dan Pribisco announced that Chestnut Ridge Fire Department is stressing the importance of address numbers on houses in the township.
“If you have your number on a mailbox post with other ones, then they still do not know what house you live in,” Pribisco said of 911 responders. “You have to have the sign on your house.”
Stull added that a law was passed in 2005 requiring addresses to be posted on all homes for 911 location purposes.
“We don't want to fine anyone or anything. We just want them to put the signs on their houses,” Stull said. “It's really for their own safety.”
Addressing complaints about the conditions of Schoolhouse, Mountain View and Thompson roads, supervisors said those will be studied and the problems addressed.
The township will sponsor spring Dumpster days on April 25, 26 and 27.
Marilyn Forbes is a freelance writer.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Contractor on New Stanton I-70 project wants access route
- Latrobe parks and recreation director to retire
- Hempfield officials to review site plan for Excela Health Orthoplex
- Police: Woman faked Mt. Pleasant robbery
- Ligonier man accused of beating, strangling woman
- Training sessions to administer heroin overdose antidote to begin in Derry
- Westmoreland Fair queen eyes veterinary career
- Unity planners recommend OK of church plans
- Prison becomes detox center for growing number of inmates with addictions
- Confederate memorabilia gets favorable attention at Westmoreland Fair
- Ligonier equine facility breaks ground