Wetmore supervisors OK bid for paving job

The Wetmore Township Board of Supervisors voted 3-0 Tuesday to accept a low bid for paving on three roads this year.Steve Dyne, chairman of the board, joined with Supervisors Bill Ryding and Elaine Bodistow to approve the low bid of $120,627.50 submitted by IA Construction of Franklin.Roads and sections of roads to be paved include:*Grandview Road-- a distance of 1,710 feet at a width of 18 feet.*Flickerwood Road-- a 1,710-foot section with a width of 16 feet.*Old State Road-- a 1,285-foot section at a width of 17 feet.The low bid is below the estimate of $129,210. The estimate was prepared by Shawn Agosti, a representative of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). The agency helps municipalities plan projects for roads that qualify for liquid fuel tax revenue.The IA bid was the lowest of three received for the paving work. Other bidders include Glenn Hawbaker of State College, $135,341; and Jefferson Paving of Brookville, $160,155.29.In other business at the 78-minute meeting at the township building, the supervisors;*Tabled two bids for the replacement of the 27-year-old roof on the township building on Spring Street in East Kane.Gateway Estate Maintenance of Campbelltown Road, Hamlin Township, submitted bids of $33,400 for one option and $34,200 for another.Signet Construction of Coudersport submitted bids of $61,470 for one option and $64,800 for a second plan.A spokesman for Signet told the board that his company followed the specifications for the roofing project in preparing its bids for the job. He said he believes Gateway's bids call for a "coating" rather than a solid membrane.The supervisors agreed to take more time to inspect the bids before making a decision."We're all in agreement that something needs to be done," Bodistow said. She is well aware of the leaky roof because she works daily in the building as the township's secretary-treasurer.*Agreed to renew insurance coverage for township equipment. However, the supervisors may revise values for the equipment before finalizing the insurance.*Heard Greendale Road resident Larry Lamping complain about litter along Greendale Road and Dwight's Road."It isn't pretty," he told the supervisors.Lamping was one of 10 to attend the meeting.*Endorsed the proposed subdivision of property owned by William and Linda Chittester. The 3.41-acre tract is located on Route 6 near Kanesholm.*Backed the proposed subdivision of property owned by Shawn and Melanie Nystrom. The 1.92-acre site is located off Route 321 south of Kane.*Received notice that the McKean County Planning Commission has approved the subdivision of property owned by James and Carol Nelson of 381 South Settlement Road. The tract has 9.38 acres, according to the commission report.*Received notice that Elkhorn Gas Processing has applied to the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for the renewal of a permit for its plant off Route 6 east of Kane. The plant has operated at the site since 2002.*Received notice that Catalyst Energy of Warren is seeking a DEP permit to cross a tributary to Rock Run with gas, oil and electric lines and roads to access several oil and gas wells. The site is south of Route 6, west of Kane.See full article by purchasing the May 2 edition of The Kane Republican.