Granger trustees approve bid for road repairs
By Mike D’Agruma
The Granger Township Board of Trustees signed contracts with Lytle Construction for a 2007 road repair project at the May 14 meeting.
The project, which will include repairs to Stony Hill Drive, Snowberry Lane, Woodling Way and parts of Winterberry Lane, will cost the township $190,419 and might begin in June, according to Fiscal Officer Barbara Beach. In addition to repairs on those roads, some light patching work also will be done on a number of others.
Beach said while the work would probably begin in June, there is no concrete timetable for completion, as the company will most likely spread the work out over a period of time to cause the least amount of disturbance possible to township residents.
In other business, trustees approved the purchase of a new service truck for Service Department Manager Neal Sylvester. The 2007 Chevrolet Silverado comes equipped with a plow, and, according to Beach, had everything Trustee John Ginley Jr. was looking for during his search for a replacement vehicle.
At the April 30 meeting, the board approved a resolution to purchase a new snow truck, provided the truck met certain standards and cost less than $25,000. It was discussed that keeping the cost less than $25,000 would prevent the board from having to bid out the purchase to the state. According to Beach, Ginley was able to find a suitable truck locally.
The board also approved the purchase of a new defibrillator for the fire department’s new fire truck. The defibrillator cost $1,895 and is being paid for with existing grant funds, Beach said. The new truck was purchased last winter and could possibly be delivered to the township this fall.
In light of Memorial Day, the next Granger Board of Trustees meeting has been rescheduled for tomorrow, May 25, at 4 p.m. at the Administration Building, 3717 Ridge Road.