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Trustees open bids on Westchester Drive Phase II project

March 29, 2018
J.T. Whitehouse , The Town Crier

On Monday (March 26) Austintown Trustees opened the bids for the Westchester Drive Phase II project. Five companies bid on the project geared to relieving the water damage to the road that appears each year.

In August of 2017 the first repair, or Phase I, was completed. It covered a 100-foot area and included removing the existing road, laying in drainage, and reconstructing the road. The drainage took away the water problem that used to build under the road and cause buckling.

Last month, Township Adminstrator Mike Dockry said the 100-foot fix was working and there was another 500-feet that needed a similar rebuild. That job was put out for bid and the bids were officially opened at Monday's meeting.

Among the bids received were American Contracting of Austintown with a bid of $88,224.21; Butch and McCree Paving of Hillsville, Pa. At $105,902.15; R.T. Vernal of North Lima at $121,237; Chagrin Valley Paving of Chagrin Falls at $121,280.50; and Barbicas Paving of Akron at $136,800.

"We'll have to check the bids over," Dockry said.

He said the winning bid will be on the agenda at a future meeting. He said because of the huge gap, the township needs to be certain everyone understands the work to be done and how it needs to be done.

On a different matter, Chairman Jim Davis put a hold on a new liquor permit for Klafters Inc., dba Smoker friendly, 1698 South Raccoon Road.

"We are going to table this one until it can be better reviewed," he said. "It will be back on the agenda for April 9."

Trustees did give their approval for a transfer of a D5I and D6 liquor permit transfer from Clarkins Drive LLC, 5495 Clarkins Drive, Austintown, to Salsitas Inc. of the same address.

In other business:

Trustees approved six nuisance properties for mostly junk and debris, and two junk vehicles to be removed from township properties. Trustees approved an increase of $200,000 to the Communication Temporary Appropriations and advances of $50,000 to zoning and $100,000 to communications from the General Fund.

Austintown Parks Supervisor Todd Shaffer reported the tennis nets are up at Township Park and the pickle ball nets will go up within the next week.



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