LOCKPORT – The Niagara County Social Services Department has agreed to begin buying gasoline for its vehicles from the Town of Lockport.
Commissioner Anthony J. Restaino said Friday that the town’s gas, obtained through a state bid contract, is 10 to 25 cents cheaper per gallon than the fuel the county buys from Thrifty Oil of Lockport.
Restaino said his department has eight cars based at its Lockport office and six vehicles at its Niagara Falls location. He said the Falls cars have been purchasing fuel at the city’s Corporation yard on new Road for about 10 years.
Town Supervisor Marc R. Smith said the town expects to sell the county about 300 gallons of gas per month at its highway garage on Old Beattie Road. He said the town will charge the county a nickel over its cost for the fuel, and the county will be given swipe cards for the town pumps, enabling the town to determine who bought the gas.