Antrim Township fills empty position

PAT FRIDGEN

Antrim Township will have a new public works director in the next three weeks. The Board of Supervisors hired the man June 14 and said they would disclose his name at the June 28 meeting. They were honoring his request to keep it quiet until he notified his current employer.

Antrim administrator Brad Graham said the man was "well qualified," and that beyond the unanimous vote from James Byers, Fred Young III, Rick Baer and Curtis Myers, absent supervisor Sam Miller also supported the candidate. Graham said the job responsibility shifted slightly to give more clarification on responsibilities. The new director would first concentrate on utilities, and then add the road department to his duties. The last public works director resigned April 27 after five months of work. Before that the position was open for nine months.

In other business, the board approved an intent to award a bid to Fayetteville Contractors for installation of a box culvert at Lehman and Feaster roads. Fayetteville's low bid was $182,296 and the highest of the six received was $385,700. Because the culvert is on the line, Antrim will pay $104,000 of the cost and Guilford Township will pay the balance. Martin and Martin Engineering will oversee the project.