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Summit County Engineer’s office holds meeting for 2012 Pavement Maintenance Collaboration Program

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Akron, OhioAlan Brubaker, P.E., P.S., Summit County Engineer held a meeting this morning, Wednesday, December 7, 2011, for all communities interested in participating in the 2012 Collaborative Pavement Maintenance Program.  The kick-off meeting was held in order to distribute information and the 2012 pavement maintenance calendar to cities, villages, and townships looking to participate, as well as to gather community input and answer questions and concerns. 

The Summit County Engineer’s office bid process was opened up to other communities in Summit County in 2011.  The idea behind the collaboration is that the larger purchasing power created by bidding for pavement maintenance items as one unit will lead to a smaller per unit costs for all participants, while the municipalities still maintain local control over the projects. The Summit County Engineer’s office administers the County-wide program. 

“Times are tough financially for local governments and the taxpayers,” said Engineer Brubaker.  “As a result we, as elected officials, must identify ways to cooperate to reduce the costs of services.  It just makes sense to develop this new collaboration among Summit County communities. A regional approach can save money and promote efficiency in our road programs without reducing the level of services.  It's a win-win-win situation for the County, municipalities, and the townships.”

The kick-off meeting presented the traditional pavement maintenance contracts (hot mix paving, seal coat and motor paving, asphalt rejuvenation, spot paving, pavement marking, and crack sealing) and Summit County Engineer’s office employees discussed the possible addition of two new programs to the county-wide bids: concrete road repair and culvert replacements.

Many officials were involved in the creation of the County-wide program.  The Summit County Engineer’s office would like to thank the following political subdivisions for sending officials to this morning’s meeting: Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, Bath Township, Copley Township, Coventry Township, Sagamore Hills Township, Springfield Township, Village of Boston Heights, Village of Mogadore, Village of Northfield, Village of Reminderville, Village of Richfield, City of Akron, City of Barberton, the City of Fairlawn, and the City of New Franklin.  The County Engineer also extends special thanks to Summit County Councilwoman Sandra Kurt for her involvement. 

Last Updated on Friday, 23 August 2013 08:41