July 7, 2004
The Jackson Township Supervisors held a special meeting at 8:30 a.m. at the
Jackson Township Municipal Building. Members present were Supervisors David
Bracken, Bob Stephens and Bruce Baker along with Secretary-Treasurer / Manager
Dave Hirko. The meeting was called to order by David Bracken, Chairman, with the
Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.
Board Roll Call was taken with all three Supervisors present.
Public Comments Concerning Agenda Items:
New Business:The Board discussed the bids on items 1, 2 &
3 of the miscellaneous road materials. Manager Hirko said he had called Bob
Mills from PennDOT and he said we should take into consideration travel expense,
man hours and travel time and other costs when comparing those who placed bids.
He added that when considering delivery, Grannas Brothers does not deliver and
New Enterprise charges $68.75 per truck vs. Quaker Sales $48.00. Chairman
Bracken said we wouldn’t be able to get anything done and they’d end up
putting a bunch of trucks on. Hirko said that the difference in the bids
on items 1, 2 & 3 were minimal being .40 cents, .60 cents and $1.00 per ton. He
added that he also called a State Auditor and he said as long as something was
documented in the file noting expenses and justifying the decision, that would
be considered as acceptable. Bracken said if we had to have them deliver
it for "scratch coat" it would be 3 hours between loads and with a closer
supplier we don’t even have an hour. Hirko said the need could vary with
material being either picked up or delivered depending on the work being done or
the amount of material needed. Bracken said there are times when you may
pick up material to patch holes and later get a tri-axle delivering. He said
they can bring us 23 or 24 tons where we can only legally haul 8 tons on each
Baker, second Stephens to award the
bid for miscellaneous road materials, items 1, 2 & 3 for pick up to Quaker
Sales. Vote-3 yes.
Baker, second Stephens to award the bid for miscellaneous road
materials, items 1, 2 & 3 for delivery to Quaker Sales. Vote-3 yes.
An announcement was made that the next Supervisors Meeting will be held
on Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 7:00 pm at the Jackson Township Municipal
Motion Stephens, second Baker to adjourn the meeting at 8:34 am. Vote-3
M. Hirko, Secretary