Hamlin supervisors OK bid for road project

HAZEL HURST – The Hamlin Board of Supervisors is planning to convert the surface of two badly deteriorated blacktop roads back to dirt.Acting a meeting earlier this week, Supervisors Don Compton, Guy Raught and Joni Britton accepted a bid for $42,845.50 for the project for Marvindale and Kasson roads.The lone bid came from Glenn O. Hawbaker construction of Turtlepoint.The project calls for the removal of the old blacktop, grading and the addition of more stone. Millings from the old blacktop also will be used in the project. A roller is expected to be used to smooth out the new surface. The road also will be widened.The township is expected to use its share of liquid fuel tax revenue to help pay for the project.A date for the start of the project has not been announced.In other business at the meeting at the township building near the community park in Hazel Hurst, supervisors:*Voted 2-1 against a request from John Moffett of Kushequa to abandon the township road in front of his residence. Compton and Britton voted against the request from the former township supervisor.Raught voted in favor of the request.Moffett claims there is no turn-around at the end of the 425-foot section of the road that he wants closed.See full article by purchasing the Aug. 18 edition of The Kane Republican.