BASCOM - The Hopewell Township trustees met Monday evening, opening bid packages for the 2012 Hopewell Township Seneca County Road Program. The lowest bid submitted was $32,283.34 from LPP Paving of Edison in Morrow County. The package calls for the project to be completed by September 30. Conditional approval of the bid was given pending review by the county prosecutor's office.
The Seneca County engineer's estimate for the project was $35,322. Two other bids had also been received from Erie Black Top at $35,210.56 and Whitta Construction at $37,539.04. LPP Paving representative Gil Porter told the trustees the stone would come from Bloomville and that they do projects for more than 100 townships and counties annually, having been in business for 28 years.
Meadowbrook Park manager Troy Breidenbach reported:
Four hundred and fifty ash trees are to come down in the park, 110 to be covered in grant.
Hired two additional lifeguards and an office worker.
Received update on prices for cell phone modifications.
Preconstruction meeting for Bascom sewer project set 9:30 a.m. Monday at county RTA building.
Breidenbach received a commendation from a visitor for taking quick action to rescue two baby raccoons from a trash barrel during a graduation party at Meadowbrook.
Park employee Dick Freeborn reported two recent injuries at the pool, including a young girl who gashed her forehead swimming underwater with her eyes closed. A man also slipped on the diving board ladder. Attendance has been up with 102 passes sold in the first 25 days, according to Freeborn, and serving an average of 209 people daily. The pool is taking in $200 a day, more than this time last year, which is covering many days of chlorine costs for disinfecting the pool, Freeborn said.
He also reported an inquiry was made from a soccer group interested in scrimmaging before the Firemens Festival this year, and will map out an area in the "Elephant Patch" at the park.