Roachdale to resurface Indiana St.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

ROACHDALE -- Town council members Jack Jones and Bill Long reported on a request for stimulus dollars to mill and surface N. Indiana Street. The project will be let for bidding on July 29.

"Hopefully, the project will be paid for 100 percent. The estimate for the work is $83,475.44," said Long. "I can't say absolutely, but I'm pretty sure there will be no cost to the town for any of it.

Town Clerk Martha Louk added that even the engineering report was paid for by the state.

Council members are hopeful that whoever gets the bid for the job will have connections with CSX railroad that is responsible for eight feet on either side of the railroad tracks. It will be the railroads responsibility to repair that area.

Council members are also hopeful that while the project goes on at least one lane or more will be open to traffic.

A base rate study for gas will be taking place shortly. It has been ten years since the town had a study done.

Louk reported that the cost of gas has been lower in the past three months than it was a year ago at this time.

"These aren't winter months, so it doesn't make as much difference now as it will then. They are predicting lower prices for the winter too," she added.

Town Marshal Mike MaHoy was given the okay to accept an 800 mobile unit radio donated by Sheriff Steve Fenwick. The town council approved the expenditure of about $150 to install the radio and purchase antennae for it.

The Roachdale Town Council meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at Town Hall.

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