CONSTRUCTION Trustees award contract for resurfacing

An agreement for sidewalk improvement also was approved.
AUSTINTOWN -- Driving in the township should become a smoother experience with the resurfacing of 28 streets.
Trustees approved a contract at their regular meeting Monday with Cleveland Asphalt Inc. of Bessemer, Pa., to do the work on this year's resurfacing project.
The company's bid of $42.85 per ton of asphalt and $1.65 per square yard of milling was the lowest and best bid of the three received for the project.
Resurfacing work will be done on Kimberly, North Inglewood, North Beverly, North Edgehill, Westminster, Connecticut, Notre Dame, Purdue, West Hampton, Rosemont and Baylor avenues; Benton, Eigen, Third and Diana streets; North Yorkshire Boulevard; East Rockwell, Idlewood, Cannon and Burkey roads; Wickliffe and Wyndclift circles; and Marcia, Cavalcade, Rhode Island, Crabwood, Johnson Farm and Maplecrest drives.
Michael Dockry, township administrator, said he checked with the Mahoning County Prosecutor's office, which informed him that quality of work is the issue to be considered in checking the company's references.
Canfield city and township, Boardman, and Ohio Department of Transportation District 4 reported the company's work in those jurisdictions since 2002 as satisfactory.
Other business
The panel also approved a $55,462.60 contract with Foust Construction Inc. of Girard for the Burkey Road sidewalk upgrade project. The award was based on the recommendation of engineer Thomas Fok & amp; Associates.
It was the lowest of the four bids submitted for the work.
Trustees also lauded the Fourth of July Committee for a successful Independence Day event which included a parade and fireworks.

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