10 October

Hi all

The bid is out for snow removal for this winter but I cannot understand a few things about this bid contract….....

Why does the Township require that the successful bidder bid on ALL the equipment?
The township could possibly save some money by splitting the work to be done amongst several contractors.  Last year the township had to hire additional contractors help for snow removal and the roads were cleared in a good time.  Why not make this part of the initial plan? In past years the township snow clearance was split up between several contractors.

Why does the township not require a bond for this contract?
The township is requiring a 10% bond for a $5000 job to correct the drainage on the playing fields. It also requires a bond for the mowing of the sewage treatment fields.  It would seem that snow removal is a MORE IMPERATIVE issue and the township needs to be protected if the successful bidder fails to perform.

The Second class township code REQUIRES a bond guaranteeing performance of a contract of not less than 10% and not more than 100%. (Article XXXI,Section 3102(g))  http://www.psats.org/townshipcode/article31.html

This law is to protect the township and most importantly, the TAXPAYERS money. Why does the township feel it needs to be protected from failure to correct the drainage on a soccer field and not be protected from a contractor not being able to remove snow from our roads? Let's hope that the roads are clear if an emergency vehicle need to get through...........

Does the township do a credit check on the bidders? 
A search through the judgments posted on the Chester County EPIN system for the contractor awarded Road and Snow removal contracts by our township in the past showed several judgments against him.  Copies of these judgments can be found at the end of this mail (or at
https://epin.chesco.org/).  Some of these judgments go back for a number of years. Because these are  tough times it would seem prudent for the township to be protected. What if equipment needed for the job were to be repossessed or taken to pay for one of these judgments?

Best wishes
West Vincent Infos



Copies of the judgments are below.  These can be verified at  https://epin.chesco.org/  or at the prothonotary's office.

Prothonotary  > Case #2008-02168-JD > NATIONAL PENN INVESTORS TRUST COMPANY V. KENNETH L FLECK ET AL

Case Details
Case#: 2008-02168-JD    Initial Date: 2/29/2008
 
Case Type:  CONFESSION OF JUDGMENT
 Status: OPEN                  Status Date: 2/29/2008
 
Judge:
Date             Docket Notes

2/29/2008    JUDGMENT ENTERED IN FAVOR OF NATIONAL PENN INVESTORS TRUST COMPANY (EXECUTOR) AGAINST KENNETH L FLECK
IN THE AMOUNT OF $65,417.65

2/29/2008    JUDGMENT ENTERED IN FAVOR OF DAVID M (ESTATE OF) CLEVENSTINE AGAINST KENNETH L FLECK
IN THE AMOUNT OF $65,417.65

2/29/2008    JUDGMENT ENTERED IN FAVOR OF NATIONAL PENN INVESTORS TRUST COMPANY (EXECUTOR) AGAINST RENEE L FLECK
IN THE AMOUNT OF $65,417.65

2/29/2008    JUDGMENT ENTERED IN FAVOR OF DAVID M (ESTATE OF) CLEVENSTINE AGAINST RENEE L FLECK
IN THE AMOUNT OF $65,417.65

2/29/2008    COMPLAINT FILED FOR CONFESSION OF JUDGMENT FOR MONEY BY ATTNY FOR PLTF

2/29/2008    CERTIFICATION-NOTICE SENT 236

2/29/2008    AFFIDAVIT OF NON-CONSUMER CREDIT TRANSACTION

2/29/2008    AFFIDAVIT OF INCOME

2/29/2008    AFFIDAVIT OF NON-MILITARY SERVICE OF DEFT
Attorney: KOURY, JOHN A. (009536)

2/29/2008    APPEARANCE OF JOHN A. KOURY FOR NATIONAL PENN INVESTORS TRUST COMPANY (EX

2/29/2008    APPEARANCE OF JOHN A. KOURY FOR DAVID M (ESTATE OF) CLEVENSTINE

 2/29/2008    APPEARANCE OF JOHN A. KOURY FOR KENNETH L FLECK

2/29/2008    APPEARANCE OF JOHN A. KOURY FOR RENEE L FLECK

2/29/2008    CONVERTED HISTORICAL RECEIPT Receipt#: 471625 Case Number: 08-02168
THRU
Plaintiff: NATIONAL PENN INVESTORS TRUST COMPANY ET AL
Defendant: KENNETH L & RENEE L FLECK Filed By: O'DONNELL WEISS & MATTEI Clerk:
130 GENNY G.
Qty.: 01 Trans. Type/Desc.: 24 JUDGMENT Amount: 17.50 Escrow?: Notary:
Qty.: 01 Trans. Type/Desc.: 97
SDE/SAT/CLOSE DOCKET FEE Amount: 8.75 Escrow?: Notary: Qty.: 01 Trans. Type/Desc.: 100
PROTHONOTARY AUTOMATION FEE Amount: 5.00 Escrow?: Notary: Remarks:
AMOUNT TENDERED:
Check Number: 26112 Check Amount: 31.75
Cash Amount: .00 State Tax: .50 Total: 31.75
Charge?: Refund Cash: POA?: Void?: N

4/15/2008    (MISC) RETURN OF SERVICE OF NOTICE UNDER RULE 2958.1 OF JUDGMENT AND EXECUTION THEREON BY PLTF
Attorney: KOURY, JOHN A. (009536)



Prothonotary  > Case #2008-08378-CA > CAPITAL ONE NA V. KENNETH L FLECK

Case Details
Case#: 2008-08378-CA    Initial Date: 8/6/2008
BREACH OF CONTRACT    Status: NO ACT PEND-456
 Case Type:
 Status Date: 1/23/2009
 
Judge:    SHENKIN, ROBERT J.

Date           Docket Notes

8/6/2008    COMPLAINT FILED W/NOTICE

8/6/2008    APPEARANCE OF SAMANTHA TRAN ESTEVEZ FOR CAPITAL ONE NA

8/6/2008    CONVERTED HISTORICAL RECEIPT Receipt#: 483366 Case Number: 08-08378
THRU
Plaintiff: CAPITAL ONE NA Defendant: KENNETH L FLECK
Filed By: WELTMAN WEINBERG & REIS Clerk:
130 GENNY G.
Qty.: 01 Trans. Type/Desc.: 16 CIVIL ACTION Amount: 115.20 Escrow?: Notary:
Qty.: 01 Trans. Type/Desc.: 51 J.C.P. Amount: 10.00 Escrow?: Notary: Qty.: 01 Trans. Type/Desc.: 97
SDE/SAT/CLOSE DOCKET FEE Amount: 10.10 Escrow?: Notary: Qty.: 01 Trans. Type/Desc.: 100
PROTHONOTARY AUTOMATION FEE Amount: 5.00 Escrow?: Notary: Remarks:
AMOUNT TENDERED:
Check Number: 8754507 Check Amount:
140.80 Cash Amount: .00 State Tax: .50 Total:
140.80
Charge?: Refund Cash: POA?: Void?: N

8/19/2008    SERVED KENNETH L FLECK ON 08/12/08 AT
12:10 P
1C PIC IS DEF'S 19 Y>O> DAUGHTER

8/25/2008    COVER SHEET FILED

1/23/2009    0002 - ATTORNEY STATUS
Attorney DOUGHERTY, MICHAEL J. representing Plaintiff CAPITAL ONE NA as of 01/23/2009

1/23/2009    JUDGMENT STATUS DOCKET

DEFAULT JUDGMENT Amount: 13,630.85
Pre-DEFAULT JUDGMENT Interest: 0.00
Attorney Fees: 0.00
Court Costs: 0.00
Other Fees: 0.00
DEFAULT JUDGMENT Total: 13,630.85
Total Accrued Costs: 0.00
Total Accrued Interest: 0.00
Terms: (INDEXED ON 21109) Type: DEFAULT JUDGMENT
Judge: SHENKIN, ROBERT J.
DEFAULT JUDGMENT Date: 01/23/2009
DEFAULT JUDGMENT Time: 10:03AM Referee:
Recommendation Date:

DEFAULT JUDGMENT Status: ACTIVE

DEFAULT JUDGMENT Status Date: 01/23/2009
DEFAULT JUDGMENT Status Time: 10:03AM DEFAULT JUDGMENT For: CAPITAL ONE NA -
Plaintiff

DEFAULT JUDGMENT Against: FLECK, KENNETH L - Defendant

1/23/2009    CERTIFICATION OF 236 NOTICE

1/23/2009    PRAECIPE FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT (AGAINST KENNETH L FLECK) BY
Attorney: DOUGHERTY, MICHAEL J. (076046)

1/23/2009    AFFIDAVIT - NON-MILITARY SERVICE OF DEFT

1/23/2009    JUDGMENT - DEFAULT FEE Receipt: 496844
Date: 01/23/2009


Prothonotary  > Case #2007-03491-LN > COMM OF PA BUREAU OF COMPLIANCE V. KENNETH L FLECK ET AL

Case Details
Case#: 2007-03491-LN    Initial Date: 4/13/2007
 
Case Type:  COMMONWEALTH OF PA LIEN
 Status: OPEN                  Status Date: 4/13/2007
 
Judge:
Date             Docket Notes

4/13/2007    LIEN ENTERED IN FAVOR OF COMM OF PA BUREAU OF COMPLIANCE AGAINST KENNETH L (IND) (PRES/SE) FLECK
IN THE AMOUNT OF $29,771.18

4/13/2007    LIEN ENTERED IN FAVOR OF COMM OF PA BUREAU OF COMPLIANCE AGAINST D & L SAINT MATTHEWS RD
IN THE AMOUNT OF $29,771.18

4/13/2007    CONVERTED HISTORICAL RECEIPT Receipt#: 449741 Case Number: 07-03491
THRU
Plaintiff: COMM OF PA
Defendant: KENNETH L FLECK IND & AS Filed By: COMM OF PA Clerk: 196 JUDITH S. Qty.: 01 Trans. Type/Desc.: 27 LIEN Amount: 17.25 Escrow?: Notary:
Qty.: 01 Trans. Type/Desc.: 97
SDE/SAT/CLOSE DOCKET FEE Amount: 8.75 Escrow?: Notary: Qty.: 01 Trans. Type/Desc.: 100
PROTHONOTARY AUTOMATION FEE Amount: 5.00 Escrow?: Notary: Remarks:
AMOUNT TENDERED:
Check Number: 029251 Check Amount: 31.00
Cash Amount: .00 State Tax: .00 Total: 31.00
Charge?: Refund Cash: POA?: Void?: N

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