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Greencastle briefs

March 09, 2007

Bulky item pickup set for May 4 and 5



GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Greencastle Borough will have bulky item pickup the first weekend in May.

Borough Manager Ken Myers said residents can put out bulky items including furniture, refrigerators, air conditioners and scrap metal for pickup on May 4 and 5.

Traditionally, the borough reserved one weekend each fall for bulky item pickup, but the council chose to add a spring pickup date to the schedule to accommodate spring cleaning and Old Home Week.

Myers said most municipalities have spring and fall pick up dates.




Contract for storm drain work denied



GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The contract for the Moss Spring storm drain replacement project that the Greencastle Borough Council awarded last month was denied Monday.

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Borough solicitor Melissa Dively said after reviewing the bid from Jerry Justice Excavating, the bid packet was missing a "material document."

The missing document gave the council two options, Dively said. She said it could deny all bids and rebid the contract or it could deny the low bid and award the contract to the next lowest bidder.

Borough manager Ken Myers recommended the council deny the $77,478 bid of Jerry Justice Excavating of Aspers, Pa., and award the project to the next lowest bidder, Charles E. Brake Co. of St. Thomas, Pa., after Dively reported that the bid packet was incomplete.

The project calls for placing a 5-foot storm drain south of Pa. 16 across from the new CVS.

Myers said the bid made by Charles E. Brake Co. was only slightly higher than the original project estimate of $79,535.73.

Myers said the council also intends to award the contract for its South Allison Street Storm Drain Project to Charles E. Brake Co. as soon as it receives bonding and insurance documents.

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