STRATTANVILLE - Strattanville Borough Council this month approved actions aimed at improving streets in the town.

Council approved a $2,143 agreement with Arbormaster of Strattanville for work along First Street for restoration at the property of Scott Schrecengost.

The property was damaged last year during a drainage and street project.

Arbormaster will replace or repair soil, apply seed, fertilizer, lime and straw and replace several bushes.

Arbormaster's quote on the work edged out a $2,172 quote from C&A Trees by just $29.

Council also approved a $28,929 contract with Hager Paving Inc. of Strattanville for paving of various sections of streets in the borough.

Hager's bid was $547 higher than a bid from Jefferson paving of Grove City, however, council members said they were concerned about a paving contract awarded to Jefferson paving that eventually came in over the bid offer.

Borough legal counsel John Marshall said council could opt for Hager over Jefferson based on a commitment to award the contract to the "lowest responsible" bidder.

"Based on your past dealings with Jefferson paving, you have a legitimate reason to exercise your discretion," said Marshall.

A third bid on the work came from IA Construction at $31,480.

In other business, council:

4Thanked the Strattanville American Legion Post for maintaining and displaying the "Hometown Heroes" banner along borough streets.

The banner collection now numbers more than 200.

4Acknowledged a calendar sale by the American Legion Post. The 2021 calendars feature 12 old photos of various buildings and people from Strattanville's history.

The $10 calendars are available at the borough office and all profit after printing costs will be used to refurbish the borough Christmas light displays.

4Was advised by borough secretary Roxanne Davis that a recent clean-up day event resulted in a large amount of junk and rubbish being hauled away.

Davis said the event costs $350 more than anticipated but also resulted in a cleaner town.

Davis said several property owners who had been warned about the need to clean up their properties took advantage of the opportunity to dispose of rubbish.