When this contract was let for bid, the bid package required a
10% bond. D&L Construction, formerly DL Fleck (which, you
may remember, operates in an illegal location in the township
against a court order but unenforced by the township) posted a
$10,000 cashiers check. Tom Helwig questioned this amount at a
calculation asserted that a $33,000 bond deposit was required
to protect the Township. However, Kenneth Miller, Chairman of
the Board of Supervisors and Roadmaster, told Mr. Helwig he
was wrong and that the amount D&L Construction would be
paid would be around $100,000, and the total
expenditure would be around $300,000.
the contract still has 6 months left to run. The first 6
months of the contract, for roadwork only, is $157,092.75.
That is already more than 50% higher than Mr Miller's estimate
for the year. Double the total figure to round out the last 6
months of the contract and the estimated total
expenditure for outside labor only would be $314.185.50. Three
times Mr Miller's estimate. For this figure a bond of $31,500
should have been posted.
Helwig was much closer to the real numbers than the
Roadmaster. Perhaps Mr. Helwig would make a better Roadmaster?
the details below from the start of 2011 Roads Maintenance Contract. Wait for my next episode!
Paid so far to D&L Construction for Roadwork:
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