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Angola hires Modern Disposal to handle garbage pickup

The Angola Village Board has approved a three-year contract with Modern Disposal to handle garbage pickup in the village.

Three bids were received, including one from Republic Services, which currently has the contract.

According to Trustee Charles G. Katra, who read the resolution, Modern’s $175,879 annual bid was the lowest.

The contract begins Feb. 1. However, one issue that needs to be resolved over the long term is what day the garbage will be collected.

Joseph M. Hickman, general manager of Modern Disposal, said the company had asked whether garbage pickup could be changed from Monday to Wednesday.

He said if the village agrees to the request, the company could delay making the change until early April so that residents could be notified. At this time, pickup will remain on Mondays, and Katra said discussions on making the change will continue.

Hickman said a telephone number to Modern will be provided to customers so that if there is an issue, they can call the company directly and not have to contact village officials.

In other news, Trustee Carole J. Kin thanked Department of Public Works officials for keeping roads in good condition during the season’s first major winter storm last week.

“The DPW did an excellent job during the recent storm,” Kin said.

Angola received about 2 feet of snow early last week, and due to the severity of the storm, the monthly board meeting, which was originally slated for Jan. 11, was rescheduled to Tuesday night.