FLINT TWP. — Following through on a plan left by now retired Fire Chief John Ringwelski, the township board has approved taking bids for parking lot repairs at fire stations one and two.
Township Supervisor Karyn Miller said the board was not being asked to approve the work, only to accept bids for it. Board members were provided a thick packet detailing the scope of the work to be done and photos showing the condition of the work sites.
The prospectus calls for concrete, asphalt, catch basin and other repairs. Fire station one, 5331 Reuben, has seven areas of concrete work including sidewalks and removing and replacing the flagpole. There are nine specifications for asphalt work
Concrete work at Station 2, 3327 Flushing Road, includes removing and existing concrete pad adjacent to the service door and installing sidewalk. Asphalt work includes repairing several badly cracked patches and potholes. Optional work includes hauling away debris including pieces of concrete pipe and concrete parking blocks.
The board previously gave consent to seek bids for the work last August.
Ringwelski said then that he would first contract an engineer to draw up specs. At that time, Ringwelski also said there were sufficient funds in the fire department’s budget to pay for the work.
The board did not discuss how the work would be paid prior to its more recent bid-taking approval.