Canal Fulton awards water main and street repair contract to E. Market

Canal Fulton Town Council

tuesday meeting

KEY ACTION: Awarded a contract to Wenger Excavating for $623,442 to replace the E. market water pipe and repair the street.

DISCUSSION: Wenger was the lowest bidder with a difference of about $70,000. There are three sources of funding for the project: $520,000 from the American Rescue Plan Act, a federal COVID-19 stimulus package, and $100,000 from the city’s water fund, of which $70,000 will be reimbursed by Stark County. The final cost to the city will be $30,000.


  • I heard a parking ban was set to start at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and continue through Friday in anticipation of a winter storm.

  • Authorized City Manager Dan Bucher Jr. to redraw a map extending the Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) into St. Helena Heritage Park. The playground would be excluded. A DORA is a specific area in which customers of liquor establishments can consume alcoholic beverages outside after purchasing a special cup. The City Council created DORA Town Center in the summer of 2020.

  • Purchased extrication tools from Howell Rescue Systems for $18,922 for the fire department.

  • Bought road salt from Cargill Inc. for $20,000.

  • Adjourned to executive session to discuss personnel and ongoing litigation. Upon his reconvening, he promoted Street Superintendent Gary Hosking to Director of Civil Service with an annual salary of $67,000.

FOLLOWING: See you on February 15 at 6 p.m. at the Security Center for a working session on the rules of the Public Service Commission. A regular council meeting will follow immediately or begin at 7:00 p.m. Work sessions and council meetings can be viewed in real time on the City’s Facebook page or on its website.

–Joan Porter

This article originally appeared on The Repository: Canal Fulton awards water main and street repair contract to E. Market

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