Lake Twp. to tackle potholes PDF Print E-mail
Written by DEBBIE ROGERS, Sentinel Staff Writer   
Monday, 12 August 2013 09:14
MILLBURY - The Lake Township Trustees think a pothole patcher is worth popping an extra $30,000 into the road budget.
At Tuesday's meeting, the trustees approved the purchase of a Duraco Duraptacher for $61,654. The road department had budgeted $35,000 for the machine.
Supervisor Dan McLargin had hoped to buy a used one for that price, but one could not be found.
The trustees agreed to advance the road department $30,000, which will be paid back over three years, from the general fund.
"I would rather do it that way than borrow the money and pay interest," said Trustee Chairwoman Melanie Bowen.
The model 125DJT trailer-mounted spray injection machine will be bought from Leader Machinery Co. Ltd., Monore, Ohio. The machine did not need to be bid since it's through a state purchasing contract vendor.
According to the website, instead of men with shovels, tampers and hot mix, the DuraPatcher system cleans the road area, applies a tack coat, sprays the emulsion/ aggregate mix into the pothole with force to compact the material as it is applied and then follows with dry aggregate to prevent lifting.
The trustees also voted to buy a Neater nozzle heater from Leader for $225.
Also at Tuesday's and the July 16 meeting, the trustees:
• Hired Dombey and Hart, Perrysburg, for legal services. The firm will charge $160 an hour, with paralegal services billed at $85 per hour and the law clerk at $110 an hour. Solicitor Tom Hays resigned in May.
• Approved spending $5,500 for testing the fire department's self-contained breathing apparatus and face pieces. Fire Safety Services, Huntsville, will do the testing and repairs.
• Voted to pay $2,100 to the Wood County Engineer for 1,050 gallons of liquid asphalt.
• Approved asphalt repairs on Ayers Road between Luckey and East Broadway roads for $12,000, Bradner Road between Ohio 795 and Ohio 163 for $5,000, and Ayers Road between Lemoyne and Drouillard roads for $3,000.
• Set an Aug. 20 hearing for the zoning application of Michigan Protein Inc., 5963 Walbridge Road. The company wants a change in zoning form A-1 agricultural to M-1 light industrial.
• Opened two bids for road repairs on Wagoner and Isch Roads. They will be awarded at the Aug. 20 meeting.
Last Updated on Monday, 12 August 2013 09:17

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