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Paving bids awarded by Polk Township supervisors

Published June 21. 2010 05:00PM

Bids for both paving and seal coating were opened at the Polk Township Supervisors meeting.

For paving, the four received bids ranged from a high of $254,565 by Eastern Industries Construction-East to a low of $232,882.80 by Hanson Aggregates.

Once reviewed by the township's solicitor, the two supervisors in attendance, Chairman Brian K. Ahner and Secretary/Treasurer Nancy C. May, agreed to award that bid to Hanson, contingent upon the township engineer's approval.

For the seal coating, the bids ranged from a high of $57,447.50 submitted by Slusser Brothers to a low of $40,141.66 submitted by Asphalt Maintenance. The lowest bid by Asphalt Maintenance, again one of four received, was also approved pending the engineer's approval.

Not approved by the supervisors was a request for a 3-year time extension for the Pine Crest development plan. Instead, the duo gave the applicant a 1-year extension.

Observing the board in action were three scouts, and leaders, from Troop 101. The three scouts are working on their communications merit badge.

They heard the announcement that Polk Township administration has received a certificate of appreciation from the Monroe County Commissioners for their partnership in obtaining the 2010 Government Leadership Land Conservation Award.

The board duo also voted to have the Zoning/Codes officer proceed with court action in the matter of one resident having three junk vehicles on his property. Only two unlicensed vehicles are allowed according to township ordinances.

Chris Reph brought a problem, about getting a permit, to the board. He was advised by the solicitor, with support by Ahner and May, that he must prove that the rear addition to his trailer was in place before zoning took effect in 1985. If he can present proof of that, he could get a non-conforming use permit.

Another resident brought a snow removal problem to the board. She stated that her neighbors push their snow on her property and that the state police have told her they can't enforce anything. She thought that by bringing this issue to the board now there would be time to do something about it before winter returns. One meeting attendee suggested to her that she could bring the matter to a district magistrate due to the situation possibly being trespassing.

The two supervisors approved a $100 donation to Youth Field Day, which will be held at Camp Trexler on Saturday, Sept. 18. The event is for children ages 8 to 14 from all over the county.

Explained Chairman Ahner, who has been and is involved in the program, that about $10,000 is needed to run the event. The township's $100 donation is a budgeted item from the 2010 budget. Posters with additional information and registration will soon be available.

The solicitor and the supervisors agreed that the next meeting, on Monday, June 27, should begin at 7 p.m. rather than 7:30 in light of a more lengthy executive session preceding the regular business agenda that night.

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