Town Board Minutes

WEST SENECA TOWN OFFICES                                                   TOWN BOARD PROCEEDINGS

2001 Union Road                                                                           Special Meeting

West Seneca, NY 14224                                                               January 17, 2014


Supervisor Sheila M. Meegan called the meeting to order at 11:10 A.M.


ROLL CALL:           Present    -    Sheila M. Meegan               Supervisor

                                                Eugene P. Hart                   Councilman

                                                William P. Hanley Jr.            Councilman


          Motion by Supervisor Meegan, seconded by Councilman Hart, to recess to Executive Session at 11:10 A.M to discuss the recycling contract.


          Ayes: None                                 Noes: None                                Motion Carried


          The board members returned from Executive Session at 11:15 A.M.


          Motion by Supervisor Meegan, seconded by Councilman Hart, to accept the bid from Modern Recycling Inc. for a one year contract for weekly collection of recyclable materials with four (4) one year renewal options.


On the question, Attorney Shawn Martin stated the bid was published in the Buffalo News and specs were emailed to Waste Management, Republic Services and Modern Recycling.  Two addendums were submitted requesting alternate bids for every other week collection and requesting a prevailing wage schedule from NYS for employees engaged in this type of operation.  Mr. Martin advised that Waste Management chose not to bid and Republic Services submitted a bid for every other week collection only.  Modern Recycling submitted a bid for weekly collection and every other week collection.


          Councilman Hanley stated he wanted to look at the option for every other week collection to see if there would be a savings to the town. He thought there was an opportunity to save money, but they have not been educated enough to see if it will work.  The town has already sent paperwork out to the residents and it is too late to change it now. He likes the one year contract with four (4) one year options because it will allow time to regroup and possibly inform the residents that the town will be changing to every other week collection of recyclables.


          Supervisor Meegan stated the Town of Cheektowaga is going to every other week collection which will give West Seneca the opportunity to look at their operation.  They will also be encouraging people to recycle more so there is less garbage. 


          Councilman Hart stated they need time for the education process and can watch Cheektowaga and look at every other week collection later. They are in the middle of getting the program started and he thought they were better off continuing with weekly collection right now.


          Ayes: All                                     Noes: None                                Motion Carried



          Motion by Supervisor Meegan, seconded by Councilman Hart, to adjourn the meeting at 11:20 A.M.


          Ayes:  All                                    Noes: None                                Motion Carried




                                                                              JACQUELINE A FELSER, TOWN CLERK

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