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January 25, 2013 - 1:31pm

Council to discuss the future of garbage collection at Monday's council meeting

posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Genesee ARC, garbage collection.

The Batavia City Council will discuss a resolution to award a refuse and recycling collection contract to Allied Waste Services at its Monday meeting. A public hearing date has not yet been announced, but there will be one before a vote on the matter Feb. 25.

City staff is recommending Allied as the lowest responsible bidder for the contract.

Allied's bid for the first five years was $4,341,125.

Genesee ARC, which has provided trash service to city residents for nearly 30 years, submitted the highest bid at $5,073,673.

Cascade Engineering has received staff recommendation as the lowest responsible bidder for a supply of wheeled trash and recycling carts to be delivered to residents.

At the Feb. 25 meeting, the council will also need to vote on a resolution amending the local law to make the new tote-based system possible. This resolution likewise will be the subject of a public hearing with the date to be announced beforehand.

Also on this Monday's agenda:

  • Councilwoman Rosemary Christian has asked the council to approve a letter supporting a ban on assault rifles;
  • There's a request to discuss sidewalk snow removal under Section 159-8 of the municipal code;
  • Prospective owners of the former State Police barracks are asking that the property be rezoned, as it once was, to industrial. A purchase offer for the property is contingent on the zoning change. The property is located at 655 W. Main St.;
  • The council will be asked to schedule a public hearing on the proposed city budget.
david spaulding
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rosemary,why would you waste everyones time with this letter on assault rifles? after all you do know there already is a ban on assault rifles....don't you? if not get informed councilwoman........i'm so tired of you politicians trying to promote yourself on issues that have nothing to do with you....

Mark Janofsky
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Howard, What is Cascade Engineering's bid for the totes?

Rich Richmond
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Joined: Mar 29 2011 - 4:50pm

I wouldn’t be too tough on Rosemary. Whether one disagrees with her or not, and I do disagree, I’m certain Rosemary's intentions are good and Rosemary believes she’s doing the right thing.

Perhaps the Counsel could compromise and approve a “GUN FREE ZONE” for Rosemary’s residence and then permit her to erect a tasteful sign.

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