Pike Township trustees opened sealed bids at its May 15 regular meeting.
The only bid for chip and seal was submitted by 20/20 Enterprise, Inc., and was for $2.41 a gallon of RS-2 applied. Trustees accepted the bid, and commended owner Art Kunkler for the work done in previous years.
Kunkler replied that "although his crew is good, much of the success is because the Pike Township roads are always in good shape."
The other bid was for paving in the Stinewood allotment. Of the two bids received, Milhoan Asphalt Maintenance of East Sparta submitted the lowest, at $106 per ton, and trustees accepted this bid.
Road supervisor Mark Pahanish reported his crew has been doing some ditching and berming, mowing the small cemeteries and the shop, and have done the first pass mowing the roads.
Nancy Snyder, chairperson of the Melscheimer School Restoration Committee, reported the school's alumni association will hold its annual banquet May 21. She thanked the trustees for their cooperation.
Cemetery Sexton Molly Murphy reminded residents there are no decorations allowed in the flat part of Melscheimer Cemetery. She thanked Boy Scout Troop 250 from Eden Church of the Brethren for placing flags at veterans' graves. Leaders of the troop are Bob Williamson, Greg Stephens, Bob Burns, Todd Young and Rita Hettinger.
Trustee Paul Mosberger addressed a notice from the Stark County Health Department concerning the recent cases of rabies found in some raccoons in the county. Bait traps will be dropped throughout the area May 22-26. Traps are about the size of a matchbox, and should be left alone if found. If residents have any questions, they can call 614-752-1029, or 330-493-9904, ext. 202.
The next regular meeting will be June 5, 7:30 p.m. at the township building.