Source: Sherman Publications

Briefs - Orion Township consent agenda

April 04, 2012

Solicitation request - A request from VFW Post 334 to conduct their Annual buddy Poppy Drive from May 10 to May 12 was approved as part of the consent agenda at the April 2 Orion Township Board Meeting. In the past the Board had exempted nonprofit organization from a number of sections normally required as part of this request. Background checks were also exempted.

2012 Road Chloride Program - For the past few years the Township has paid for chloriding the public gravel roads in the Township. Last year there was 33.67 miles of road treated. The list of roads in the program has been reviewed with Maintenance Supervisor Chris Doll of the Road Commission for Oakland County. A number of short streets ranging from 150 feet to 616 feet have been added to the list of treated roads. The option before the board was to either award a bid for road chloriding to the Road Commission, to the Road Maintenance Corp. or to not award the bid. The Road Commission was awarded the bid despite being the high bidder, mostly due to citizen concerns over Road Maintenance Corpís job quality in 2011.