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Lehigh supervisors award bid for paving

Thursday, July 21, 2016 by Elsa Kerschner in Local News

The Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors accepted a bid from Bracalante Construction for a paving project during the June 28 meeting.

Bracalante Construction’s bid was $38,960. Other bids received were Barker and Barker, $57,320, and Leo Livengood, $48,863.

Bellview Pumps offered a quote for resolving the water problems at the ballfields: Danielsville, $1,400 and Berlinsville, $1,000.

A business registration ordinance was again on the board agenda. The reasoning is that police and firemen need emergency numbers and names, Solicitor David Backenstoe said. Some people who once registered or the entire company may no longer be there. It would not require registration on home businesses because it is expected that the owner will be available.

There is an annual fee for the registration. Businesses have indicated they don’t want it.

The ordinance will be advertised.

Alice Rehrig, township manager, sent her report by email. She said the multi-modal grant was to have been determined July 1. If the grant is received, it will go toward the Cherryville intersection improvements.

Canella Drive was reported as having a 400-foot-by-22-foot section in very poor condition. It will cost $7,500 to fix that portion of the road or $31,000 to fix the entire road. Rehrig recommended the repair be done this year and the entire road put on the schedule for a later date.

Backenstoe said an offer has to be made for the property being taken by eminent domain at Cherryville. The 769 square feet was appraised at $560. The developer will reimburse the township for the cost. The offer is the same as the appraised value.

A resident said a section of Teel Road that has been closed provided a safety outlet for cars that slipped on icy roads. He thinks it should be available for use under hazardous conditions.

Backenstoe said the engineer had suggested it should be vacated, and it has been. If a tree falls across the vacated section, it is the property owner’s responsibility to clear it.

A township resident who got a dog from the police kennel reported the kennel is “a job well done,” adding, “It is an impressive facility.”