Dover Township’s road crew asks all residents to drive slowly and carefully through our work and mowing zones this spring. With the improving weather, we will soon begin patching holes, cleaning ditches, and preparing for chip-and-seal and blacktop projects. We also will be trimming trees and getting our mowers ready for another mowing season along our roadways and in our five township cemeteries.
During the 2020-2021 winter season, Dover Township salted the roads 12 times and plowed and salted the roads 27 times, using a total of 850 tons of salt and salt-mixed materials. Salt prices for the 2020-2021 season were $69.63 per ton; and in anticipation of increased salt prices in the coming year, we purchased as much product as we could at that price, leaving us with 300 tons of salt and 200 tons of salt-mixed material remaining in our bins for next winter. We recently placed a bid for 700 tons of salt for the coming season.