Richmond Township accepts bid for meeting room

MANSFIELD – The Richmond Township supervisors chose Black Bear Construction, of Covington, to renovate and construct a new meeting room inside their old garage building during a special meeting Monday.

The three bids were for $174,000 from Matt Neal, Mansfield; $166,000 from Homer Strong, Mainesburg; and $98,000 from Black Bear, which is currently working on Covington Township’s new building.

Black Bear also did the renovation work at the Wellsboro borough offices.

The three bids were opened at the supervisor’s Nov. 6 meeting, but could not be voted on because one of the bidders is related to Supervisor Chuck Neal so he cannot vote, and another supervisor was called away due to a medical emergency.