City Council agrees to renew contract with Waste Pro

Published: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 02:02 PM.

Bids were received from Allied and Waste Pro, as well as Waste Management and Inland Waste Services. A three-person evaluation committee comprising Finance Director Patti Beebe, City Clerk Betsy Roy and Public Services Director Wayne Steele rated the companies.

 Waste Pro ranked first and Allied ranked third in the evaluations.

Councilman Tom Gordon asked committee members why they recommended Waste Pro over the other bidders.

"You get what you pay for sometimes, and sometimes you don't," Steele said. "In the past five years, we got what we paid for. It was such a refreshing partnership to work with a company that did what you asked them and they met your expectations."

After noting that Waste Pro has "proved themselves over and over," Councilman Shannon Hayes moved to approve a contract with the company. The motion passed unanimously.

Anticipating the council would choose Waste Pro or Allied, City Clerk Betsy Roy had prepared two ordinances granting the city's contract to the two companies respectively.

After Councilman Joe Blocker moved to grant the contract to Waste Pro, which passed unanimously, Roy withdrew the ordinance drafted for Allied.

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