After researching the costs of picking up its own trash, the Canastota Village Board has awarded the contract to Bristol Enterprises once again for three years. The bid came in at $285,000. The next lowest bid was $348,000 by Bliss, followed by Syracuse Haulers at $613,000. Two other bidders were higher yet.
Village Administrator Larry Carpenter said Bristol is making an effort to help reduce tipping fees in the village by placing stickers on bags for residents about recycling.
"They are doing a much better job," Carpenter said.
CFR awarded paving contract
Anderson Street and a portion East Hickory and Prospect streets will be repaved for $82,500 by CFR Paving Inc. based on a recommendation by Myers and Associates. Because the bids were actually lower than last year a motion was made to redraw new specifications for other streets that need to be done.
Elan to design site plans for proposed recreation park
The board agreed to have Elan Planning and Design Inc. provide site plans in the amount of $8,500 for the considered recreation park on land within and adjacent to the Canastota Business Pak.
Mayor Todd Rouse said Elan will provide the village with a full layout. The board will then decide what they like or don't like and have any changes made before the design team submits an estimated cost.
In other news
Village trustees agreed to donate $300 each of their budget to the Kid's Day Organization.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation held a surprise inspection at the waste water treatment plant on May 13 and everything was in satisfactory condition, according to a letter signed by Fred Gillette, DEC representative.
Canastota Little League will move the batting cages they want erected at the Recreation Park behind the tennis courts. Little League asked the board if allocated money could be used for field maintenance if in fact fund-raising dollars meet other expenses.
The board will meet again June 15 at 7 p.m.