By Ken Askew
Two public bid openings kicked off the June 18 meeting of the Pleasant Hills Council. In the first opening, four entities submitted bids for the sale of a truck and miscellaneous small equipment.
The 1994 Ford F150 truck elicited three bids ranging from $201 to $475. A tire machine, leaf blower, and a mile-per-hour sign brought in bids from $5 to $58. There were no bids on a couple of items, which will be disposed of.
The second bid opening was for the summer road maintenance program. Five vendors submitted two bids each—one for a large scale effort, and another for a scaled-back effort (in case the large-scale plan exceeded the budget of $460K). Prices for the large-scale plan ranged from $336,261 to $397,850, whereas the smaller plan resulted in bids for $287,943 to $328,265. The low bid came in under the estimate for the job, so Council voted to award Fulena Contractors at $336,261.
As a follow-up from last month’s contentious meeting about a proposed new four-story senior housing development, Council announced that Rodriguez Associates will, in fact, pursue a text amendment to the R2 zoning designation currently assigned to that acreage. The matter will first be discussed at the next Planning Commission meeting, then again at the subsequent Council meeting on July 16.
The Pleasant Hills Community Day is scheduled for August 18; there will be no 5K race this year. The parade will start at 11 a.m. instead of the usual 10 a.m. time.
One hundred twenty-four kids have signed up for the summer recreation program.
Baldwin EMS has accepted delivery of a new truck, which will be placed into service when the after-market equipment is added.
Pending negotiation of a few provisions, the Borough will sign a contract with MTV Productions to permit them to film an athlete at Mowry Park.
Last Updated on Saturday, 30 June 2012 13:32