Factoryville Borough Council members accept bids for park work

By Robert Tomkavage - rtomkavage@timesleader.com | April 18th, 2016 2:58 pm

Members of Factoryville Borough Council accepted two bids for ongoing construction of a new concession stand at the Clinton Township-Factoryville Borough Joint Municipal Park in Clinton Township during a meeting on April 13.

The low bid of $7,167.33 from Chapman Supply was approved for plumbing supplies and a a bid of $88 per cubic yard was accepted for concrete work, according to borough manager Mary Ellen Buckbee.

Buckbee added the stand is expected to be completed “no later than the end of May.”

Borough council members also approved the low bid of $23,652 from Rutledge Excavating for the creation of a stone dust path connecting the play pockets at Christy Mathewson Park in Factoryville.

Also during the meeting, councilman David Truitt, who heads the Parks and Recreation committee, made a motion to plant a tree in Christy Mathewson Park in honor of former councilwoman Genevieve Evans’ service to the borough. Evans resigned, effective Feb. 1o, after 13 years on council and the Factoryville Borough-Clinton Township Joint Municipal Sewer Authority.

Veronica Geerts, who was appointed as a new member of borough council and the sewer authority in March, was approved as chairperson of the joint sewer authority, a position previously held by Evans, during April’s sewer authority meeting.

Members of Factoryville Borough Council will hold their next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11 at borough hall, 161 College Ave.

By Robert Tomkavage


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