Property owners in Lackawanna should be receiving new garbage totes with wheels and lids in mid-November.
City Council members recently approved a low bid of $403,434 for the purchase of 8,000 totes and the retrofitting of three garbage trucks to accommodate the 95-gallon containers. The totes are expected to help curb a growing rodent problem.
Rehrig Pacific Co. won the bid, which was done in conjunction with the Town of West Seneca.
The $47.25 per tote cost includes micro-chipping of each tote, shipping and delivery to residents and commercial entities.
The totes also have a 10-year warranty. They will be in the colors of the Lackawanna High School Steelers – blue with gray lids – and will be stamped with the city seal and a number. Delivery is expected the week of November 18.
Also this week:
• Engineering design work will begin Tuesday for the rehabilitation of the Ridge Road bridge at Rosary Avenue. A request for bids is expected to go out next February, with construction work targeted for mid-April to October.
The state Department of Transportation has twice warned city officials about structural problems with a heavily trafficked bridge, which runs over railroad tracks.
State engineers have issued a “yellow structural safety flag,” citing “advanced deterioration” of beams at the span’s west abutment.
The Council in June authorized the issuance of $3 million in bonds to pay for the bridge repairs, as well as the purchase of the new garbage totes and various street paving projects.
• The School Board will meet in a work session at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Superintendent’s Conference Room 202, 245 South Shore Boulevard.
The board’s regular voting meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Lackawanna High School Auditorium, 550 Martin Road.