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Residents concerned equipment could cause safety hazard

| Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002

Residents of Bear Rocks have asked Bullskin Township supervisors to investigate a piece of equipment stored on a property at the corner of West Mountain View and Elm Street.

On Wednesday, residents told supervisors they were concerned the stainless steel, cylindrical piece of equipment may pose a safety risk to neighborhood children or to motorists or property if it were to roll.

Supervisors said they would ask code enforcement office Roger Adams to visit the property and determine if storing the object there violates any ordinances.

Supervisors Thursday also awarded Uniontown Industrial Equipment Co. the contract for a tire highlift.

Uniontown Industrial's bid was for a Mega 160 Dae Woo wheel loader at a price of $71,634, less a trade-in of $15,000. This totaled $56,634.67.

Supervisors also received bids for a John Deere model 344 for $67,000 and a John Deere model 444H for $68,500. Both of these bids were submitted by Doyle Equipment of Cranberry Township.

Other bids included:r a Caterpillar 924G2 wheel loader for $68,808 submitted by Beckwith Machinery Co. of Murrysville; a Komatsu model WA180-3 for $65,156, submitted by Anderson Equipment Co. of Bridgeville.

Supervisor John Coughenour said the low bid submitted by Uniontown Industrial met the bid specs and the price was within the township's budget. He added the bid award should be conditional upon approval of township solicitor Michael Macko.

Supervisors Wednesday also voted to set the 2003 Minimum Municipal Obligation (MMO) for the pension plan for union employees at $26,520 and for non-union employees at $18,550.

In other business:

  • Supervisors voted to have all Bullskin Township volunteer firefighters covered by the township's insurance policy, and stated the township needs to be furnished with a roster of junior firemen.

  • Set trick-or-treat for the township 4 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 27.

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