Clearfield Borough Approves Purchase of Patrol Car

CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield Borough Council approved the purchase of a new police patrol car at Thursday’s meeting.

A 2014 Ford Taurus with police interceptor content, lights, sirens, rear partition and 3.5-liter Eco-Boost engine will be ordered from Dotts Motor Company for state contract price of $37,443. Operations Manager Leslie Stott said it’ll be three to four months before the vehicle is delivered. It was noted that $25,000 of the cost for the new patrol car will be expensed out of the 2013 budget, with the balance to be expensed from the 2014 budget.

Police Chief Vincent McGinnis said the car will need some detailing and decal work, plus radio installation once it is received, before it’s ready for service.

Council reviewed bids for winter road maintenance material including 2A limestone, Anti-skid and road patch materials.

The bids received included:

  • Bucktail Excavators; 2A – $11.37/ton, Anti-skid – $13.47/ton
  • Centre Concrete, $97 and $105.50 for concrete
  • Hanson Aggregates; 2A – $13.75/ton, Anti-skid – $14.50/ton
  • Glenn O Hawbaker; 2A – $16.39/ton, Anti-skid – $21.69/ton
  • HRI Inc.; premixed patch – $88.80/ton
  • New Enterprise Stone & Lime; premixed patch – $85.95/ton, 2A – $12.90/ton, Anti-skid – $16/ton
  • Woodland Equipment and Supply; 2A – $11.10/ton, Anti-skid – 15.00/ton

The council awarded the bids to the lowest responsible bidder for materials, and agreed to re-bid for high performance patch subject to PennDOT specifications.

The council approved resolution #7-2013 for a state Department of Community and Economic Development grant pass-through for the Clearfield Revitalization Corp. for purchase of streetscape items totaling $49,683.24

The council approved to pay HRI Inc. for paving invoice of $98,662.41, pending engineer review, and withholding $10,000 pending remediation of a paving issue on an entrance to a property owner’s drive. Stott said HRI is willing to correct the problem, but will not be able to until spring 2014. The council agreed that a letter of intent be requested from HRI confirming that the remediation will be done in spring.

Council approved a state Department of Environmental Protection consent order for use of a Right-of-Way for the proposed demolition of the David Houser house and garage on South Fifth Street. The demolition is part of a mine subsidence project through the Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation.

The council approved street closures and traffic controls for the “Run for the Ritz” on Nov. 9, pending PennDOT approval, and street closures for Dec. 7 for the Christmas Parade.

Councilman Tim Winters reminded residents that a borough ordinance forbids leaves and yard waste from being raked into the streets and that fines will be assessed for those abusing the ordinance. Stott noted a leaf pick up schedule has been advertised and is available at the borough office.

Winters also warned residents that this is a prime time for what he called “gypsy pavers,” unscrupulous contractors that charge high prices for shoddy paving work. He suggested dealing with local and reputable contractors. Councilman James Kling added that Pennsylvania requires contractors to be registered with the Attorney General and will have a license number that must be displayed on their vehicles.

The council also approved to accept the resignation of part-time patrol officer Lance Thompson.

 

 

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