Middlesex supervisors discuss replacing roof

November 7, 2019 Cranberry Local News

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MIDDLESEX TWP — Township supervisors gave township manager Travis Cavanaugh permission to seek quotes for a new roof during a work session Wednesday afternoon.

Supervisors noted the municipal building leaks when it rains and portions come loose in storms.

“We had another leak over the police department,” said Don Marshall, supervisors vice chairman. “That's why we're going on (with this).”

“If we get a storm, half this roof blows off,” agreed Mike Spreng, supervisors chairman.

The township has a quote for installing a metal roof. Supervisors asked Cavanaugh to collect two more so the board has three quotes from which to choose at its next meeting.

Cavanaugh also told supervisors Wednesday a tentative budget is being revised. He anticipates it being ready for the first meeting in December.

“There's no increase in taxes,” Cavanaugh said.

Cavanaugh asked supervisors to review the budget he prepared and assess changes that need to be made.

“We'll see if we need to tweak it,” Spreng said.

Spreng suggested the township look into replacing a dump truck. While the township might be able to fix some things on the truck it has now, Spreng said it probably would cost almost as much as adding another truck to the fleet.

“Dump trucks are falling apart,” Spreng said. “We're going to need another dump truck.”

Spreng suggested the township research mid-sized dump truck options, or something between a Ford F-450 and a 10-ton truck.

“We might want to look into something like that,” Spreng said.

Spreng said the township might be able to move money to cover a new truck. Still, he said the township won't be able to purchase a truck before next winter.

Spreng clarified the township would keep its dump truck as a dirt truck.

Supervisors also approved a surety release for Endless Summer Supply in the amount of $6,380. Cavanaugh explained landscaping issues were addressed in full.

“It's all done,” Cavanaugh said.

“If it's good, it's good,” Spreng said.

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