Hi

Recently, I spoke about the payments made to D&L Construction (formerly DL Fleck, which operates in an illegal location in the township against a court order but unenforced by the township) for roadwork since awarded the contract back on July 25, 2011. Now let's examine the other costs, such as materials, engineering, etc.

Materials (and rental) since the contract was awarded to DL Construction: $279,154.25
Total Paid to DL Construction: $157,092.75
 
ADD TO THE CONTRACT ROAD COSTS
Charges for engineering from Carroll Engineering: $11795.88
Material, engineering and permit fees (2011 pre-contract): $31938.12
For a grand total of: $479,981
This is your tax money. This is the equivalent cost of about $420.50 for a family of four in West Vincent Township.

ALMOST HALF A MILLION DOLLARS but this is not the total cost yet!

This contractual agreement is called a Local Forces contract, in which the contracted company, DL Construction, “assists” our road crew in road repair. Total for the 4 Road Workers, when including all of the extras (Insurances, Social Security, etc) click off another $127.23 per hour, not including overtime.  Unfortunately, there is no Township billing breakdown for days that DL Construction performed to calculate the road crew costs. 30 days of Road Crew assistance would add another $30,535.20 to the bottom line.  Don't forget to add a portion of Roadmaster Salary and Insurance in on this cost (totaling around $43,000/year)
 
HOW MUCH WORK HAS BEEN DONE TO DATE?
Hollow Rd, approximately .9 mile with some storm drains and full width road paving
Sheeder Mill Rd approximately 300 feet of extra wide paving with storm inlets.
Horseshoe Trail, approximately .1 mile road distance, pipes and drains on the shoulder of the road, no road paving
Fellowship Rd .2 mile of road, inlets with pipes crossing the road, no paving

In 6 months, the township has already exceeded what Roadmaster and Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Ken Miller stated the Township would pay in Roadwork for the entire term of the 2011-2012 contract even if the work stops now. Not one of the three road projects looks near completion. Fellowship Road is a mess and getting closer to returning to dirt. Hollow Road was never completed to the end of the township owned section, the top finish coat is very rough, and the seams have never been sealed, allowing ice to collect, damaging the road. On Horseshoe Trail, it looks like there was a sale at “Drains R Us”. It is as if there is no written devised plan or schedule. More to come.
For those interested, I have listed the cost below.

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Best wishes

Chickenman


An early PS:  Please excuse the formatting on this list, I've had problems, it come out differently on different viewers.   Although I guess it matches,
just like the formatting the numbers are all over the place............

April 11: Cedar Hollow Recycling $10727.38 No Rd Specified
May 23: Cedar Hollow Recycling 3277.96 No Rd Specified
                                                    1356.90 No Rd Specified
                                                      264.96 No Rd Specified
                                                      788.09 No Rd Specified
                                                    3014.96 No Rd Specified
                                Pipe Xpress 1326.50 No Rd Specified
June 13: Carroll Engineering      7000.00 Sheeder Mill Rd Permit
June 27: Cedar Hollow               3245.43 No Rd Specified
July 11: Sanatoga Quarry             619.20 No Rd Specified
Carroll Engineering                     1190.00 Sheeder Mill Rd Drainage
Cedar Hollow                                117.83 No Rd Specified
July 25: Cedar Hollow                  198.91 No Rd Specified
 
-----------------------Maintenance Contract awarded July 25, 2011-------------------------
August 1:
                  Carroll Engineering 1103.59 Sheeder Mill Rd Drainage
August 22:
                   Carroll Engineering 325.00 Sheeder Mill Rd Drainage
Cedar Hollow                           3264.39 No Rd Specified
September 6:
Cedar Hollow                           4868.68 No Rd Specified
Pipe Xpress                             1272.00 Hollow RdSeptember 26: Highway Materials 915.30 Hollow Rd
Independence Const                2123.92 Hollow Rd
Birdsboro Materials                    271.46 No Rd Specified
HA Weigand (signs)                   429.00 Hollow Rd
Pipe & Precast                         3380.00 Hollow Rd
Carroll Engineering                  1159.00 Sheeder Rd
Pipe Xpress                             2250.85 Hollow Rd
October 3:
Highway Materials                 13821.57 Hollow Rd
Highway Materials                   1412.29 No Specified Rd
Highway Materials                   1800.00 RC Tack
Independence Construction   14908.00 Hollow Rd
October 10:     
Cedar Hollow                           1843.56 Hollow Rd
                                                 2894.90 Hollow Rd
Highway Materials                    2074.75 Hollow Rd
                                                    610.71 Hollow Rd
Independence Construction    20018.45 Hollow Rd
Pipe & Precast                            835.00 Hollow Rd
October 24:
Birdsboro Materials                     607.80 Sheeder Rd
Carroll Engineering                   4922.60 Hollow Rd
Cedar Hollow                            5407.08 Hollow Rd
Cedar Hollow                            1947.56 Hollow Rd
Highway Materials                      912.50 Hollow Rd
Highway Materials                   1350.00 Hollow Rd
Highway Materials                   2931.04 Hollow Rd
Highway Materials                   1313.32 Hollow Rd
Total Rental                               945.00 Hollow Rd
Independence Construction   11213.99 Hollow Rd??double bill??
Independence Construction         45.85 Hollow Rd
Independence Construction         78.60 Hollow Rd
Independence Construction         65.50 Hollow Rd
Independence Construction       124.45 Hollow Rd
Independence Construction   11213.99 Hollow Rd ?? double bill??
Pipe Express                           7240.80 Hollow Rd
Pipe Express                           1218.72 Hollow Rd
NOTE: THE INDEPENDENCE CONSTRUCTION BILL IS EXACTLY THE SAME, TWICE.
WAS THE BILL SPLIT FOR SOME REASON? IT IS THE SAME PROJECT.
November 7:
Birdsboro Materials                   516.16 Sheeder Rd
Cedar Hollow                           4690.51 Sheeder Rd
                                                3015.06 Shop Dirt?
Pipe & Precast                        4345.00 Sheeder Mill
                                                4915.00 Sheeder Mill Rd
                                                7065.00 Sheeder Mill Rd
Pipe Xpress                            5124.00 Sheeder Mill Rd
November 14:
Independence Construction    8137.51 Hollow Rd
November 28:
Birdsboro Materials                   604.32 Sheeder Mill Rd
                                                  923.75 Sheeder Mill Rd
Carroll Engineering                  1180.51 Sheeder Mill drainage
Cedar Hollow                           4555.75 Sheeder Rd (Shop dirt?)
                                                 5179.94 Sheeder Mill Rd
Independence Construction      1198.99 Hollow Rd
                                                  1197.94 Hollow Rd
Pipe & Precast                            270.00 Sheeder Mill Rd
HA Weigand                                  45.00 Sheeder Mill Rd signs
December 5:
Birdsboro Materials                     126.13 Sheeder Mill
Cedar Hollow                             6442.65 Sheeder Mill Rd
Pipe & Precast                             530.00 Sheeder Mill
                                                   6920.00 Sheeder Mill
Pipe Xpress                                2562.00 Sheeder Mill Rd
December 12:
Birdsboro Materials                      295.30 Sheeder Mill
Carroll Engineering                    1915.18 Sheeder Mill drainage
Cedar Hollow                              5503.75 Sheeder Mill
Highway Materials                        913.75 Sheeder Mill
December 27:
Cedar Hollow                               2385.22 Sheeder Mill
                                                     1993.59 Sheeder Mill
Highway Materials                        2084.24 Sheeder Mill
Pipe & Precast                               555.00 Shop supplies?????
                                                     3120.00 Sheeder Mill
2012
January 3:
Pipe Xpress                                 1866.90 Horseshoe Trail
January 9:
Birdsboro Materials                     2087.25 Horseshoe Trail
Cedar Hollow                             16942.32 Horseshoe Trail
Highway Materials                   11, 769.43 Sheeder Mill Rd
Stony Run Supply                         662.94
 Horseshoe Trail
ISObunkers LLC                         2020.04 Fuel for equipment
January 23:
Birdsboro Materials                       292.91 Horseshoe Trail
Cedar Hollow                              6462.19 Horseshoe Trail
Pipe & Precast                            1435.00 Horseshoe Trail
February 13:
Birdsboro Materials                    2076.73 Fellowship Rd
                                                     609.25 Fellowship Rd
Cedar Hollow                              4201.51 Fellowship Rd
                                                   4492.45 Fellowship Rd
Highway Materials                        308.08 Horseshoe Trail
                                                     231.04 Horseshoe Trail
                                                     923.34 Horseshoe Trail
Pipe & Precast                             885.00 Fellowship Rd
Pipe Express                                5591.06 Fellowship Rd
Pipe Express                                633.08 Fellowship Rd
Pipe Express                                381.71 Fellowship Rd
Sanatoga Quarry                         679.73 Fellowship Rd  

NOTE: THE DIFFERENT “SHEEDER” JOBS ARE LISTED AS THE BILLS LIST HAS THEM. I BELIEVE THEY ARE ALL SHEEDER MILL RD JOBS.