Paving project planned for South Abington Township

By Ben Freda - For Abington Journal

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. – At the June 11 township supervisors meeting, board member David O’Neill announced the supervisors had received bids from four contractors for the 2018 paving project. He said the bids were from American Asphalt, Wayco Inc., New Enterprises Stone & Lime Co. and Hanson Aggregates. Roads scheduled for paving this year are part of Northern Spy Road and all of Apple Valley.

“Many residents came out a couple years ago, and we are able to schedule a part of it this year,” O’Neill said, referring to previous meetings attended by residents.

O’Neill said the supervisors have a completion of the Middle Creek project, which includes Middle Creek Road, Pamela Drive, Mayfield Circle, and a section of Bernard Road, which is to be determined. He said the bid from American Asphalt was the lowest at $398,378. He also said the bid was received by an engineer and the paperwork has been reviewed by township solicitor Attorney Bill Jones.

The board voted to approve the bid from American Asphalt.

In other news …

• O’Neill introduced an ordinance revising the service-commended disability benefit of the police officers of South Abington Twp.

“As part of our cleanup, anytime that you sign new contracts with the police, if there’s a change in the pension, and in this case it happened to be a change in a positive direction, we need to do an updated amended ordinance,” he said.

O’Neill said the pension planner provided the document. He said he will send it to to Solicitor Jones and have it advertised for the next meeting.

• O’Neill also announced he has a revision regarding a sewer plan for the townhouses at Sterling Way and the supervisors must ship the Pennsylvania DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) planning modules to DEP so they can review them to make sure the sources are adequate.

“As part of DEP’s paperwork, they (DEP) require us to do a resolution saying we will send the paperwork,” he said.

By Ben Freda

For Abington Journal

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