2010-05-08 / News

Shelly Company awarded road repair bid

MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Trustees opened bids April 27 for road maintenance materials.

Mid-Ohio Paving of Centerburg and The Shelly Company of Thornville submitted the only bids. Trustees ultimately rejected Mid-Ohio’s bid since it hadn’t included the required Ohio Department of Transportation Pre-qualification Certificate. A Mid-Ohio representative said the company should have the certificate in 15 days.

Trustees unanimously awarded the bid to Shelly. Shelly’s prices are (Mid-Ohio’s prices are in the parenthesis):

• SS-1H Emulsion for tack coat - $1.80/gallon ($2.40)

• RS-2 or MWS-90 Emlsion for seal -$1.85/gallon ($2.04)

• CM-150 Emulsion for mix - $3.20 ($2.94)

• #8 limestone for seal, mix and choke - $24.00 per ton ($29.90)

• #57 limestone for seal and mix - $24.00 per ton ($29.90)

• #9 limestone for choke and seal - $24.00 per ton ($29.90)

• 448 Type 1 asphalt concrete - $70.25 per ton ($62.90)

• 448 Type 2 asphalt concrete - $66.25 ($59.90)

• Item 617 compacted berm aggregate - $42.00 per ton ($28.40)

Trustees have not decided how much resurfacing work they will do this construction season. Typically they spend about $150,000 a year.

In other business Tuesday night, Parks Commissioner and township worker Tim Morris thanked the Pepsi Company for donating a scoreboard for the township’s baseball diamond in Fairfield Beach.

Trustees also unanimously approved the final draft of the county engineer’s plans for second phase of the Cherry Lane upgrade. This phase runs south about one half mile from Blacklick Road. Road width is being increased to 18 feet with two feet berms. Culverts are being replaced and uniform banks will be constructed. The estimated cost is $291,000 with the township responsible for $97,000. It is expected to go out for bid in June/July with work starting in August/September.

Trustees also unanimously agreed to spend up to $3,500 for 120 new roadway signs. The new signs will be used to replace some faded signs and to eliminate double signs on the same post.

New Trustee Terry Horn asked for copies of the county prosecutor’s office opinions for the past 10 years. “I want to be up to date on what has happened in the past,” he explained.

“I don’t think that it is our job to provide those to you,” Trustee President Sonny Dupler told Horn. “It will be a teaching lesson for you. Talk to the prosecutor or go through the minutes.”

Trustees agreed to pay more additional training for new fiscal officer Lynn Kraner. Trustees originally selected Sally Hempleman to replace Pauline Ety after she resigned because she was leaving the area. Hempleman resigned about a week later after seeing the magnitude of the job facing her. For example, Ety delivered more than 20 boxes of records from her home to the office before she left. Kraner said the state auditor’s office only allows eight hours of training for mid-term replacements. She asked for four four-hour training sessions.

Trustees went into executive session to discuss four separate issues. They were initially joined by outside attorney Steven Davis and Zoning Inspector Ralph Reeb to discuss last Monday’s decision granting an injunction prohibiting Walnut Township from issuing a Certificate of Zoning Clearance to Walnut C&DD LLC, allowing it to build a construction and demolition debris landfill just off Ohio 37.

Trustees also planned to privately discuss purchasing 10 lots across from the township’s baseball field; a pay increase after three years for the zoning secretary and webmaster; and a reprimand for fire department personnel.

At their April 13 meeting, trustees unanimously agreed to drop the workshop sessions preceding the 7 p.m. regular meetings. The sessions were open to the public. Regular meetings will continue at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the township office.

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