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Perry Township prepares for summer road paving

| Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Perry Township supervisors took action on Tuesday night to begin road-paving projects.

Supervisors accepted a bid of $36,913 from A.C. Moyer Co. of Lemont Furnace to pave 2,600 feet along Valley Road. El Grande of Monessen submitted a higher bid of $40,672 for the project.

The supervisors rejected bids received for a micro-surfacing overlay process for Memorial Drive, one of the main arteries in the township.

E.J. Breneman of West Lawn submitted a bid of $52,207 for a single-overlay paving process and a proposal for $72,335 for a double-overlay paving process.

Supervisor A.J. Boni said the township planned to pave the roads, but can't afford to complete both projects this year.

"We didn't have enough money in our liquid-fuels fund to pay for both projects," Boni said. "We only had $95,000 available. We will reinvest the money and wait until another time. We have to live within our means."

Inmates from Westmoreland County recently helped the township supervisors to crack-seal Memorial Drive.

"We rented a machine to do the work," Boni said. "Hopefully, the crack sealing will last us until we have enough money to pave the road."

In other business, the township supervisors announced that spring clean-up is scheduled for April 17.

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