CLEARFIELD – On Tuesday the Lawrence Township Supervisors took measures to lock up a needed winter maintenance commodity over the next few years.
After discussion the supervisors agreed to go with the state COSTARS program for rock salt for 2010-2011.
“I still like having two suppliers and bidding it out,” said Supervisor Ed Brown. Supervisor Chairman Bill Lawhead explained that they only had one other option, American Rock Salt.
Both Lawhead and Secretary/Treasurer Barb Shaffner said that in the past they had used Morton. But when they went away from Morton for a year, Morton would not entertain offers from the township.
“Morton will not talk to us,” said Lawhead.
Lawhead also said he would like to get more salt. He said with winter they way it’s been, they’ve been using more salt in their mix than anti-skid. He initially proposed ordering 1,000 tons of salt. He said in the past they ordered 700 tons and use most of it. The supervisors reached a middle ground and will order 800 tons.
No final price was given for the salt. The township will have to wait until other entities enter the program, at which time the state will purchase the product and a price will be determined.