Milford Borough has two bids for paving

Milford. The borough has received two bids for paving Cherry Alley and Mott Street, but has decided not to act on them at its most recent council meeting as council members wanted more information from one of the bidders.

| 26 May 2021 | 01:28

The Milford Borough Council has two bids for the paving of Cherry Alley and Mott Street, and will pick one after getting several questions answered.

Wayco, Inc., based out of Waymart, bid to pave Cherry Alley for $8,974 and $16,960 for Mott Street at 1 1/2 compressed finish and Cole Brothers, based out of Port Jervis, N.Y., bid $9,600 to pave Cherry Alley and $24,500 at 2 inches compressed.

“The thickness is based on the compaction with the steam roller,” Councilman Rob Ciervo said.

The borough also was expecting a third bid from Leeward Construction, based out of Honesdale, but Borough Secretary Laurie DiGeso said Leeward told her they were so busy that they didn’t have time to do the job the borough was asking for.

Ciervo asked DiGeso to reach out to Wayco and find out what their price difference would be to go to 2 inches and find out why they specified 1 1/2 while Cole Brothers said 2 inches.

With regards to stormwater management in Cherry Alley, Council President Frank Tarquinio said the contractors were asked to make it like a funnel.

DiGeso said the Cole Brothers bid for Cherry Alley wrote the company would mill to direct the water to the center of the road and then pave the road with a trough down the center, which would funnel the water to one spot.