CANTON — At the April regular meeting on April 5, Canton Township discussed the bids for cinders and gravel they received.
The advertised specifics for the bid called for black cinders and the only bids received were for non-black. The Township rejected the bids and will re-advertise.
The township also only received one bid for 2RC sized gravel. Road supervisor Bob Petrowski expressed reluctance at purchasing the gravel as some quarries have different criteria for sizes and the gravel in question might be too big to work well on road projects. The township will advertise for new bids and trucking. The bid is for around 10,000 tons of gravel.
There is still no word from the insurance company and the independent adjuster regarding the burned-out township building. The township is eager to tear the building down and is just waiting for the go-ahead.
The Township approved renting an 8 foot stone rake for $5,000 from BradCo Supply.
Local business owner Chris Moore suggested the township work with companies with equipment to arrange Rent-to-Purchase agreements. Moore’s belief was that rent-to-own would work in the township’s favor as the insurance settlement has a provision to help pay for rental equipment which the township could then buy at the end of the rental period.
The Township will continue its weekly meetings on April 12 at 8 p.m.