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June 4, 2014

Pulaski Township buys new tractor

NEW CASTLE — Pulaski Township Supervisors purchased a new tractor for $87,113 at their meeting Monday.

They bought the John Deere tractor with a boom mower from Walsh Equipment of Butler.  The tractor will replace one of the township’s two tractors which is 37 years old, Supervisor Sam Varano said.

The purchase is  through the state Costars program, so no bidding was required. A combination of state, county and general fund money as well as money from township equipment funds will be used to pay for it, according to Supervisor Lori Sniezek.

The supervisors also approved purchasing a trailer from Bennett’s Trailer Sales of Salem, Ohio, the lowest of three bidders, for $3,880 to haul mowers for cutting township property.

They rescinded a decision from a previous meeting that granted  Russell Standard a purchase contract for 40,000 gallons of paving emulsion at a cost of $1.94 per gallon delivered. Instead they accepted a bid from Suit-Kote at $1.794 per gallon delivered. Suit-Kote has several locations in a multi-state area. Solicitor Richard Harper informed the supervisors that they must accept Suit-Kote’s low bid.

Varano said after the meeting that they initially accepted the higher bid because they previously had a problem with stone not sticking to the road when they bought paving materials from Suit-Kote.

Also Monday, supervisors awarded a contract of $600 to A&L Lawn Care of Pulaski, the lowest of three bidders, to do landscaping work at the building at the township park on Schoolhouse Road. 

Officials from the township fire department reported there were 14 fire calls and 33 emergency medical calls during May.

They announced they are hauling water for swimming pools at $80 per 2,000 gallon load.  Anyone interested should call the fire department and leave a message.

The supervisors heard two complaints from residents about neglected properties and promised to look into both.

Their next regular meeting is at 7 p.m. July 7.



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