TOWN OF LEE — Setting a disposal day for town residents’ used white goods and certain other items, plus seeking another set of bids for constructing a new salt/storage building, have been agreed upon by the Town Board.
In the actions Tuesday night:
• A “White Goods Day” will be Oct. 5 from 8 a.m.-noon at the town Highway Department garage, 5520 School St. in Lee Center.
It will provide town residents with an opportunity to drop off used materials for free disposal including various appliances such as washers, dryers, stoves and air conditioners; computer-related and other electronic products; and metal products such as batteries, lawn mowers and weed eaters.
Also accepted for disposal will be used tires, but fees will be charged.
The one-day disposal program has been offered by the town in other recent years as well.
• The board approved a motion to seek an additional round of bids, with amended specifications, for a new and expanded salt/storage building for the Highway Department.
Bids are to be opened at the board’s Sept. 10 meeting.
The board last month had rejected two competing companies’ bids for the project, due to factors including bid-specification issues. The bid amounts were $369,402 by Eagle Associates of Cazenovia LLC and $384,212 by Hybrid Building Solutions LLC of Clarence Center.
Among changes in bid specifications will be to require being in business for five years, rather than 10 years, said town Supervisor John Urtz.
Town Highway Superintendent William Baker said he still would like to see the building constructed this year if possible, noting that the location for it has been cleared and prepared. Sand for the Highway Department’s usage on roads next winter typically would be hauled in for storage by mid-November, Urtz pointed out.