Birmingham in brief

• Birmingham Township supervisors Monday voted to accept a snow removal bid from Page Excavating for the 2016-2017 snow season. It was the lone bid that came in for the work, but was accepted because Page has taken care of Birmingham’s snow removal before and is known to do a good job, according to Supervisors’ Chairman John Conklin.

“Page does a great job,” added Supervisor Scott Boorse.

The bid calls for a $42 per hour rate for labor and an equipment fee of anywhere from $100 per hour to $130 per hour, depending on the equipment needed.

• Supervisors also heard from Mary Brooks, vice president of the West Chester Library Board of Trustees. Brooks didn’t ask for any specific dollar amount from the township. She simply thanked the board for its past, and continued support.

Approximately 25 percent of Birmingham residents use the library. Brooks said there are 1,065, of 4,200 residents, who have library cards

Birmingham currently donates $1,500 per year to the library.

• The board also passed a resolution authorizing PennDOT to redo the traffic signals on Route 202 vat Penn Oaks Drive. Township manager Quina Nelling said PennDOT will change the timing for the left turn signals on Route 202 so those turns are phased, and would also be restriping the southwest portion of the intersection near what will become Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers.

• The township's first meeting on the 2017 budget is scheduled for 7 p.m., Oct. 12, in the township building.

About Rich Schwartzman

Rich Schwartzman has been reporting on events in the greater Chadds Ford area since September 2001 when he became the founding editor of The Chadds Ford Post. In April 2009 he became managing editor of ChaddsFordLive. He is also an award-winning photographer.

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