CLEARFIELD – At last night’s meeting, the Lawrence Township Supervisors awarded the bid for their proposed paving project on Mill Road to Greenland Construction Inc. for $544,935.
The supervisors had reviewed the project after bids opened at June 3 meeting came in much higher than they anticipated. Supervisor/Roadmaster Ed Brown said an option was to repair drainage issues on Mill Road this year and postpone paving until next year.
But the supervisors agreed the road is in such poor condition and the added expense for temporary repairs made paving this year more practical. It was also noted that funds can be redirected from Act 13 money to help cover costs of the project.
Brown reported emergency repairs were needed on Mill Road when a collapsed pipe caused the roadway to sink. He extended thanks to Clearfield Borough road crew for their assistance in repairing the roadway.
Brown said work with the sewage project is progressing. He said anyone with questions regarding the project can call the office or call Project Engineer Scott McEldowney of Stiffler, McGraw & Associates Inc.
Code/Zoning Enforcement Officer Debra Finkbeiner reported receiving complaints of grass clippings being dumped at Center Cemetery. She reminds residents that proper disposal sites are available, including the Lawrence Township Compost Site located on Mann Road off of Martin Street Extension in the Mount Zion area.
Finkbeiner also reminds residents of ordinances for lawn cutting, noting that grass is not to exceed 10 inches high. She said residents may call the zoning department for issues of neglected lawns, vacant or abandoned property and blighted property issues. She also noted that there are complaint forms available online: http://lawrencetwp.net. There are programs available to help with cleanup of blighted properties, she said.
Supervisor/Roadmaster Dan Mitchell reported a donation of 200-300 tons of 2RC stone from Chevron at Glen Richey. He said the stone is already being used on road projects, and will be enough to provide for years to come.