Salem Twp. trustees approve sale of 3 vehicles

FRANKLIN SQUARE – Salem Township trustees opened bids on three vehicles and a 1995 Chevy dump truck was sold to Don Eikenberry of Bethesda, Ohio for $4,000 on Wednesday.

That was the high bid of eight received. Other bids came in with Horst Farms bidding $2,650; Randy Bowman of East Liverpool at $2,500; Bill Ogsden of state Route 14 bid $2,330; ZAK of Colbrook bid $1,650; Ron Wilson bid $1,503; Broadway Iron and Metal of Alliance bid $1,500; and HMF Recycling of Lisbon bid $600.

Trustee John Wilms said, “We got some decent bids” and trustees unanimously accepted the bid from Eikenberry.

The township’s 1997 Chevy Blazer, which received four bids, was sold to Guterwill of North Jackson for $900 while Ron Wilson bid $627; Broadway Iron and Metal bid $344; and HMF Recycling bid $200.

The Gradall attracted four bids with Broadway Iron and Metal submitting the top bid of $3,482; HMF Recycling bid $2,800; ZAK of Colbrook bid $2,650; and All Alloys of Salem bid $2,584.38.

Fiscal Officer Cathy Wilms said she would contact the winning bidders and will provide titles for cash or certified checks.

In other business, trustees approved the purchase of a 2013 Chevy 2500 HD pickup from the state purchasing co-op for $21,900 along with a new Western snowplow for $3,900 for a total of $25,800. Trustees approved the purchases separately.

In other business, Trustee John Wilms wanted to overhaul the township’s broom tractor used for sweeping roadways.

“We’re not ready for a new one,” he said. Trustees discussed spending $500 for rings and bearing and Road Supervisor Jason Entrikin said the intake manifold was also cracked.

Wilms also noted the township was low on ash and Entrikin was going to price 1,000 tons. The last shipment the township purchased was at $10.25 a ton.

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