GREENE TOWNSHIP - The Greene Township supervisors awarded E.R. Linde Construction a contract to pave one mile of Sawmill Road at their regular July meeting.

The supervisors had advertised for a base coat pavement and shoulders only and also advertised for the base coat with a top coat with shoulders.

“The drainage pipes that needed replaced have been replaced on Sawmill Road,” Supervisor Gary Carlton noted. “I recommend that we have E.R. Linde (the lowest bidder) do both the base and top coat of pavement.”

The supervisors agreed to award the contract to Linde for a paved level course with 3 inch base; 1 mile at 18 feet wide; 1 ½ inch top coat; and 2 foot shoulders of 2 RC stone at 4 ½ inches thick on both sides of Sawmill Road for the amount of $182,867.25.

The supervisors also are requesting a two week notice of work and will notify Linde that the road is a school bus route.

“We should have the tree limbs cut on Sawmill Road in advance of the paving, and also cut limbs on other school bus routes and township roads,” Jerry Obert, roadmaster, suggested.

“We will get quotes to rent a limb cutter,” chairman Ed Simon replied.
“The road crew is currently replacing pipes on Mozzette Road, opening ditches, filling pot holes, and have begun mowing,” Obert reported.

Park expansion to begin

The Township received a $92,000 grant from the casino gambling tax funds for the township park. The grant pays for the removal of the house on the southeast corner of Brink Hill and Hemlock Grove Roads, the expansion of the park, landscaping, additional playground equipment, water, drainage and a storage shed.

Greene Township supervisors meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the offices on Brink Hill Road, Greentown.