28 June 2011

Hi

Well, it looks like at the meeting last night the opening of the bid for road equipment was removed from the agenda.  Also, it sounds like there was not a mention of it.  One must assume that they are going to re-advertise for bids due to the irregularities in the advertising .

Hopefully they will take some of my suggestions into account when preparing the new bid packet and advertisement.  Maybe the brand names will be removed from the equipment list and I am sure they will check the dates.  Maybe we can get lots of bids this time and save the taxpayers some money.  I like to think that I was helpful in some small way.

It is regrettable that the road work is being pushed further into the summer because the bids have been written incorrectly.  I certainly hope that the township will not try and get around the bid system by declaring some kind of  "emergency" repairs and hiring their preferred contractor.  I would think the road crew can handle any "emergency" that arises in the next few weeks. That is why we have a well compensated road crew, isn't it?

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Best wishes

Chickenman
West Vincent Infos