2017-07-13 / News

Sergeant’s gets Denton Township pickle ball bid

By Cheryl Holladay

Denton Township officials earlier this week selected a contractor to install four pickle ball courts at the township’s mobile home park and campground. The board had opened bids at its regular meeting July 5.

Submitting bids were Porath Con­tractors for $129,000 (plus $7,500 for a parking lot) and Sergeant’s Septic for $68,700.

Board members gave themselves time to review the bids, which were presented differently, and scheduled 4"a special meeting for July 10. The boardby (Treasurer Susan Seaford was absent) received a recommendation from Trust­ee Dick Pedersen and Jim Braid of Jim

4.24"Braid Sand and Gravel to select Nick Sergeant, who attended the special meet­ing, or and voted 4-0 to accept the bid from4" Sergeant’s. The motion included a modi­fication for a 6- by 6-foot concrete ap­proach. by

Sergeant’s has 90 days from the day the bid was awarded to complete the project.

ColumnBoard members also approved a mo­tion to authorize up to $4,000 for 2a 14- by 30-foot slab between the existing ten­nis is courts and the new pickle ball courts.

At the regular meeting, the board

Sizealso approved the sale of the township’s Ford Explorer to Jim Hoover for $1,301;Ad accepted a proposal from Hentco Ten­nis Court Specialists, Traverse City, for restoration of the tennis courts to be paid for and completed in the 2018-19 fiscal year; authorized the installation of signs for an autistic person and children at play; and approved a mobile home at 201 Canary Street so it may be sold (and remain in the park).

The township acknowledged receipt of a dividend check from Michigan Participating Plan for $3,136.06 and announced the Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comment regarding the opening of forest roads that will take place in 2018.

Supervisor Robert Spaulding ex­pressed his appreciation to resident Jean Schneider and her husband for their as­sistance with cleaning up the “Welcome to Houghton Lake” sign.

Spaulding also reported plans are be­ing drawn for the five-acre trailhead on Owens Road; there were 46 tall grass complaints received since June; there was some vandalism to electrical boxes at Denton Township Rotary Park; and the “Mini Relay For Life” is planned for July 22 at Trestle Park.

He also announced that the Denton Township Planning Commission plans to hold a public hearing on whether to create an ordinance allowing medical marijuana facilities in the township. The planning commission will meet Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. for the hearing, followed by its regular meeting.

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