The bids to pave Service, Rose, Budd and Charles streets and Park Avenue in Masury came in well below

Shelly and Sands Inc. of North Jackson, submitted the apparent low bid, $174,333. The other six bids
opened April 13 ranged from $181,975 to $193,994, all below the engineer’s estimate of $210,170.

Brookfield trustees awarded a contract to Shelly and Sands, the company that is resurfacing Route 82 under state contract, on May 3.

The township received an Issue 1 grant to cover much of the cost. Trumbull County bid out the
project in combination with other projects in hopes of getting a better price.

Brookfield Road Supt. Jaime Fredenburg said the road crew has to perform some tasks in advance of the
paving, including cleaning ditches, installing drainage pipe and catch basins and widening sections of road west of Broadway Avenue.

They already have installed 400 feet of pipe and catch basins on Rose Avenue, west of Broadway, and will be moving on to Service and Budd in the coming weeks, he said May 26. The Trumbull County Engineer, which owns Budd east of Broadway also has work to do, he said.

Under the Issue 1 program, the Ohio Public Works Commission pays 46 percent of the project cost. Fredenburg said the local share is 54 percent, and that Brookfield will pay 72 percent of the local share — $67,500 — with the county paying the rest.

The advance work being done is an in-kind contribution, with the cost of the materials and labor coming back to the township, he said.

Much of Brookfield’s cash share will be paid from the about $60,000 that is coming back to the township for a previous Issue 1 project to install drainage pipe on the section of Rose east of Broadway, Fredenburg said.