Hughesville Borough reviews bids for Broad Street project
HUGHESVILLE — Borough council members reviewed bids for a resurfacing project on a section of Broad Street from Cemetery to Water streets and discussed a “safe zone” exchange site Monday night.
Council unanimously accepted a $291,817 bid by HRI Inc. The project is slated to begin in early June and wrap up in mid-August.
HRI proposed the lowest cost, with Don E. Bower Inc. bidding $302,576; New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co Inc., $308,242; Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc., $320,627; and Recon Construction Services Inc., $334,288.
A contract is pending approval by the state Department of Transportation and review by the borough solicitor.
Quotes were presented for the upcoming McCarty-Thomas storm sewer project on Hunsinger Alley. Don E. Bower Inc., of Berwick, was the accepted quote coming in at $9,700 with the borough providing materials at an estimated cost of $4,700 bringing the total cost of the project to $14,400 plus permit fees.
In other council business, Police Chief Rod Smith discussed a “safe zone” sign borough police want to put on the front of the borough building for custody exchanges and internet exchanges. The area is monitored by cameras and is well-lit. Liability concerns in the event of an incident on borough property that is considered a “safe zone” led to the issue being tabled until more information could be gathered.
A mowing proposal for Heivly Lawn Care, Muncy, was accepted at $255 per mowing. Areas include the borough building, fire hall, Memorial Park and Bodine Park. Ehrlich Pest Control’s proposal of $805 for services to the fence around the ball field and all trees along Main Street was accepted. The cost reflects a $20 increase over last year. Council members also approved a $300 donation to the SPCA.
The next council meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, at the borough building, 147 S. Fifth St.