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Boston trustees discuss bids for Hines Hill Road work

6/19/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Julia Kazar

During the June 11 Boston Township Board of Trustees meeting, officials reviewed two bids for road work to be done on Hines Hill Road.

According to township officials, the first bid was submitted by Melway Paving Co. and was in the amount of $167,565. A second bid was submitted by Specialized Construction Inc. and was in the amount of $231,000.

The bids will be evaluated by Road Superintendent Tim Tesmer and Sam Ross, of the Summit County Engineer’s Office. Tesmer said he hoped to have a recommendation ready for trustees by June 13 and asked if a special meeting could be held for trustees to approve a bid. He explained once a bid has been approved by the trustees, it must be sent back to the company that submitted it and signed before work can begin.

The construction project will take place in two sections. The top section, which is located near the former Krejci Dump, is about 4,500 feet long. The road will be pulverized and then a layer of stone will be added to stiffen the base before the road is paved and striping and berms are added, according to township officials. The lower section, about 4,000 feet long, will be chip and sealed, and then striping and berms will be added, as well.

Tesmer said the road will look the same once the project is completed, even though workers will be doing different things to different parts of the road.

Tesmer said the project must be completed by Aug. 18, which is why he wants a special meeting to approve the bids as soon as possible.

In other business:

  • Trustee Amy Anderson expressed her condolences on the death of former Peninsula resident Milton Garrett, who died May 6 at the age of 99. Garrett was a long-time resident of the township, started the Your Community News newspaper in 1983 and was active in the Peninsula Players for several years, she said.
  • Peninsula Mayor Doug Mayer, who is also Boston’s assistant zoning inspector, reported Peninsula Village Council and Boston/Peninsula Joint Economic Development District (JEDD) officials have agreed to meet to discuss problems with the JEDD, but a date has not been chosen.

The next regular Boston Board of Trustees meeting will be June 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the administrative offices at Boston Township Hall, located at the corner of Main Street and Riverview Road in Peninsula.

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