The Westfield Board of Public Works approved two bids on city projects at its September meeting:
Monon Trail Phase 3A Paving – Globe Asphalt had the lowest bid of $474,276.92. The project consists of paving Monon Trail from 161st Street to Oak Ridge Road and reconstructing the Midland Trail from Oak Ridge to Dartown roads.
Trail Connections 2014 – Monroe won the project with a bid of $246,769. The project consists of constructing trails along Carey Road (Taylor Farm), 161st Street (Countryside and Union to 400’ west), and 156th Street (Springdale Farms and southwest corner of Oak Ridge Road).
Public safety reports
• The Westfield Police Dept. had 873 calls for service in August including 47 for theft, 14 for assault, four for burglary, three motor vehicle thefts and a robbery. Westfield police made 46 arrests – seven were felony charges and 18 were alcohol or drug related. On the traffic side, WPD issued 603 citations and 768 written warnings. August had 38 traffic accidents: 28 property damage, seven personal injury and three hit and runs.
• The Westfield Fire Dept. responded to 155 incidents in August – the fewest of any month in 2014. Of the 155 incidents, 63 were fire related (the fewest of any month) and 92 were medical related. As of Aug. 31, the department has responded to 1,602 calls.
Compiled by Robert Herrington