Brookfield trustees have hired a company to pave a section of North Stateline Road and learned that they will not have to contribute to the paving of another section.
Aqua, the private water company that serves parts of Masury, hired Wilson Construction Co. of New Wilmington to replace water lines along Stateline, primarily on the Sharon side, but it had crossed over into Ohio to replace lateral lines to Masury customers.
Aqua had planned to have Wilson pave only the Sharon side of the road between Madison and Lincoln Streets, but township officials argued that it also should pave the Masury side because of the lateral cuts, Wilson’s equipment using both sides of the road, and Wilson having an equipment and material storage area on the site of the former Margarita’s Bar on Wheeler Street in Masury.
Aqua had agreed to pay for half of the cost to pave the Ohio side, and trustees approved this agreement on April 1 at a cost not to exceed $10,200. Trustee Dan Suttles said Aqua rethought its position and agreed to absorb that paving cost.
On April 11, trustees hired Wilson to mill and pave the Ohio side of North Stateline from about Madison to Wheeler – a section Road Superintendent Jaime Fredenburg said is 300 feet long and 10 feet wide – at a cost of $4,000.