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North Lebanon Township supervisors unanimously agreed to the low bid of $826,398.15 for this year’s paving project.

The bid from Pennsy Supply Inc. came in under budget, board chairman Ed Brensinger said.

Planned for paving are Alpha, Beta, Cappa, and Sholly avenues, Willow, Maple, Oak, and Sycamore lanes, and Parkway and Greenwood drives.

Alpha, Beta, Cappa, and Sholly were originally planned for paving last year, but when the low bid came in nearly $100,000 over budget, supervisors pushed back paving in hopes of lower costs this year.

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Brensinger said that last year’s asphalt cost was around $105 per ton, whereas this year’s cost was $85 per ton.

Supervisors also unanimously agreed to the lowest fuel bid of $30,320 for 2023.

In other news, the board:

  • Unanimously agreed to Resolution #13-2023 concerning the routine disposal of records.
  • Unanimously acknowledged the retirement of Rich Evans of the Highway Department and appointed Kirk Artz to the NLT Safety Committee in his place, effective May 1.
  • Unanimously approved a $2,000 Wilson Consulting Group proposal for the biannual inspection of bridges under 20 feet long, on Emma Road and Long Lane.
  • Unanimously approved Keystone Novelties to set up its fireworks tent at Lion’s Lake, with setup beginning June 22 and removal being complete July 10. As per the Park & Recreation Board suggestion, the rental fee was increased from $800 to $900.
  • Unanimously appointed supervisor Gary Heisey to serve as a spokesman for the board at a March 28 Zoning Hearing Board meeting concerning 1555 E. Cumberland St. The property owner seeks to subdivide the property into two lots for a Take 5 Oil Change and a Take 5 Car Wash, but lots would be 118 and 150.55 feet wide rather than the required 200-foot minimum width.
  • Unanimously agreed to Resolution #14-2023 listing functions to be covered under workers compensation for fire companies including parades, conventions and fundraisers.
  • Unanimously ratified the hiring of Shawn Neiman and Matt Bachman as highway personnel.
  • Unanimously agreed to advertise the rezoning of the Escambia Property (1675 and 1677 Grace Ave.), which had a public hearing in January.
  • Unanimously agreed to appoint Greg Behney to NLPD sergeant detective.
  • Unanimously agreed to renew Patrick Miller’s Wild Animal Permit Renewal, contingent on providing updated insurance and licensing documentation.

North Lebanon supervisors meet at the township municipal building the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. The meetings are open to the public and do not require prior registration.

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Emily Bixler was born and raised in Lebanon and now reports on local government. In her free time, she enjoys playing piano and going for hikes.


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