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May 16, 2014

Pulaski plans summer road work

NEW CASTLE — Work is scheduled for some Pulaski Township roads this summer.

The supervisors said scratch paving, tar and chipping and sealing will be done on the following roads: Mercer, Water, Liberty and Shenango streets, and Deer Creek, Evergreen, Johnson and Carlisle roads.

The supervisors approved purchase of road materials at their May meeting. They will buy: number 8, 67 and 3 limestone from McClymonds Supply and Transit, Portersville, for $19.80, $19.36 and $16.77, respectively, delivered; E-3 emulsion from Russell Standard, Mercer, at $1.90 per gallon or $1.94 delivered; paving and binding mixtures for $66.50 and $55.50 per ton from Dunbar Asphalt, West Middlesex; and 87 octane unleaded gas and off-road low-sulfur diesel fuel for $2.9598 and $3.2586, respectively, delivered, for 4,000 gallons of each from Reed Oil, New Castle.

All the materials will be bought through the council of governments bulk purchasing program and are not required to be bid.

Also at the meeting, the supervisors:

•Hired Gary Palm on a part-time, as-needed basis as a flagger for the road department at $12 per hour.

•Reappointed Brian Main to a four-year term on the township planning commission.

•Reported the Maple Lane bridge has been reinforced by Hilcorp Energy Co. to withstand heavy equipment going over it. Hilcorp will replace the entire box culvert once wellpads are completed there.

•Agreed to donate $500 to the police department’s July 26 golf outing. The proceeds will be used to help the department buy equipment.

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