Y’ville advertises for paving work

Youngsville Borough Council has advertised for bids for the re-paving of Mill Street and Laverne Drive.

Borough Manager Lisa Hagberg said bids were opened at borough council’s May meeting for a proposal to pave all of Laverne and part of Mill, but action could not be taken because there was no quorum. The borough only received one bid during that round, a bid that exceeded the budgeted amount for the project. The Mill Street paving was to occur from the bridge to the borough line on Hull Hill Road.

“We have two options,” she explained to council on Monday. “We still have time to rebid and ask other companies to bid. Two companies said they did not see the advertisement.” Hagberg said that the other option would be to wait until next year when the borough will receive an additional $40,000 in liquid fuels funding and add an additional street to the project. The funding in place for this year can be held over to next year.

She said the second option could potentially help the borough “get more bang for our buck.”

“I’d like to see Mill Street done immediately,” Councilman Eric Mineweaser said.

“If we waited until next year and got additional funding (we) could do all of Mill Street,” Councilman Rob Olson said.

With the original proposal only to pave part of Mill Street, Hagberg noted that in paving the entire street “you also have to do curb cuts if you go to the end of Mill Street.” She estimated the cost of the curb cuts at $3,500.

With the ability to complete the work this year still on the table, Olson suggested that “either way, when you put that bid out, we need to bid all of Mill Street. If it doesn’t come in (at budget), put it on the bank burner.”

Council agreed with Olson and the bid issuance was approved for all of Mill Street and Laverne Drive.