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Pottsville contracting firm given Rush Twp. bid

Published October 21. 2009 05:00PM

Rush Township supervisors on Tuesday rescinded an earlier decision to rent heavy equipment from a Berks County company and instead gave the $26,149 contract to Tropp Contracting of Pottsville.

The reason, supervisors said, was that Precision Pavement of Reading could not meet the contract requirements. Supervisors on July 21 had voted to give the contract to Precision Pavement for $22,132.

In other matters Tuesday, supervisors:

• Agreed to have township fire police to aide in directing traffic at the home football games at Marian Catholic High School;

• Agreed to have the fire police help with the Tamaqua Halloween parade at 7 p.m. Oct. 27;

• Decided to hold a budget meeting at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 17;

• Approved a request to allow Corp. Duane Frederick and Officer Brian Thompson to attend an eight-hour class on police reports and to include payment of their wages;

• Agreed to borrow $13,750 from the general fund to deposit to the Quakake Park fund and pay it back when the final check arrives from a state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources grant;

• Established Trick or Treat night from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 31

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