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An new HAZMAT response vehicle will soon be added to Harford County’s Emergency Operations Center fleet.

During its meeting May 21 in Bel Air, the Harford County Board of Estimates approved the purchase of a new, specially equipped hazardous materials response vehicle to replace an older, existing unit.

Hickory International Inc. of Bel Air was awarded the $134,882 contract.

The money used to purchase the unit was taken from state and federal grants. No Harford County tax revenues were used, according to a letter from Clarence Ross, assistant chief of the Harford County Hazardous Materials Team, to Deborah Henderson, director of the county’s procurement department.

A contract for $888,888 was awarded to American Infrastructure-MD Inc. of Fallston for various road repairs and resurfacing near Hickory.

The project includes road repair and resurfacing for Ashwood Road, Beechcroft Road, Bantry Court, Castle Road, Kilarney Court, Kilkenny Court, Wexford Lane, Wicklow Castle, Limerick Court, Fieldstone Court, Merrie Lane, Stonewall Lane, Summit Drive, Summit Terrace, Surrey Court, Terry Way, Terrysyde Court, Woodridge Court, Woodridge Manor Road, Benton Court, Bramble Lane, Fox Hollow Road, King Johns Court, Lady Anne Court, Lakeview Court, Palmyra Court, Palmyra Drive, Rhineforte Drive and Thorny Drive.

During its meeting in Bel Air on May 7, the board of estimates awarded a $1,094,444 contract to American Infrastructure for road resurfacing in Edgewood.

The project includes road repair and resurfacing for Ebbtide Drive, Harbour Oak Drive, Sounding Drive, Deepwater Way, Pier Drive, Haven Place, Shelton Cove Street, Bouy Court, Tradewinds Court, Laburnum Road, Country Club Road from Tydings Lane to dead end, Locksley Manor Drive, Angleside Drive from Ryan Road to bridge, Lincoln Road and Tyler Road.

Most of the money for the project will come from the Resurfacing Roadways Account with about $23,000 coming from the Sidewalk Account.

At the May 21 meeting, the board also approved a contract for $81,850 with Decker Contracting Inc. of Elkton to remove and replace the existing roof of Tudor Hall in Bel Air to include fascia, trim and soffit (underside of the building). The project also includes removal and replacement of the existing chimney.

Also during Thursday’s meeting, the board approved a contract not to exceed $75,000 annually with Giles Engineering Associates Inc. of Linthicum and Specialized Engineering of Ijamsville for the subsurface exploration for various construction projects in Harford County. This is a one-year contract with two additional option years.

A change order to the design contract for Wheel Road improvements was approved during Thursday’s meeting. The change order includes a redesign of a roundabout at the Wheel and Bush roads intersection.

The change order, the project’s fifth, was awarded to URS Corporation of Hunt Valley in the amount of $7,415.29. The amended contract total is $399,767.04.

The board also approved a lease agreement between the Harford County Health Department and Safeguard Self Storage for a portion of the property known as 1007 Edgewood Road. The month-to-month lease was awarded for $444 per month.

Also May 14, the board also awarded a $442,246 contract to PSI Pumping Solutions Inc. of York Springs, Pa., to replace the Riviera Drive sewage pump station in Joppatowne.

Also during the May 14 meeting, which board member Jay Van Deusen did not attend, the board awarded a $62,000 contract to Southern States Cooperative Inc. of Jarrettsville for bulk liquid propane gas.

The contract provides liquid propane gas for various facilities at highway maintenance, parks and recreation and the Harford County Emergency Operations Center.

Following the public portion of both meetings, the board moved into closed sessions to discuss acquisition of property, discussing road projects on May 14 and an undisclosed subject May 21.


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