Kane council awards contract for paving work

The Kane Borough Council voted 6-0 Monday to award a street-paving contract to IA Construction of Franklin.The company submitted the low bid of $99,163.41.Other bidders included Glenn O. Hawbaker of Turtlepoint, $108,071; and Jefferson Paving of Brookville, $121,238.48.Council President Howard Kane joined with Councilwoman Janet Bard and Councilmen John Gentilman, Harold Hallberg, Dennis Drost and Bill Tunall to approve the low bid. Councilwoman Holly Harris did not attend the meeting, which this month was moved from the second Monday to the first Monday at the borough building.The paving will cover just a few of the many deteriorated streets in the borough.The paving work includes:*Chase Street between Greeves and Bayard streets.*Clay Street-- the 100 block.*Welsh Street-- the 300 block.*Maple Street-- the 200 block.*Elk Avenue between Birch and Ash streets.Lori Feldbauer, Kane borough office manager, said the majority of the funds for the paving work would come from the Street Improvement account in the budget. This account is funded by part of the property tax increase adopted by council earlier this year. The borough's share of liquid fuel tax revenue also will be tapped to pay for the paving.Speaking to the standing-room-only crowd of more than 23 residents, Drost said "your tax dollars are at work" with the paving project.In related action, council voted 6-0 to assign a borough Streets Department employee to observe and inspect the paving job.Tunall, a former Streets Department foreman, said in the past "we always" had a borough representative "on the job" to make sure the work was done properly.In other business, council:See full article by purchasing the July 3 edition of The Kane Republican.