Garbage bid approved

At last week’s regular council meeting, Pine Haven approved accepting the bid from the town’s current supplier Victory for municipal garbage removal at a cost of $4177 a month. The three-year contract entertains an option on another three years.

This monthly price, upon first inspection, is approximately $100 lower a month than the town’s last contract with Victory. However, with the lease price of the two-yard and three-yard receptacles used by some residents and businesses, the overall monthly cost returns to about the same as their previous contract, according to Pine Haven Treasurer Barb Hardy.

The council examined the three bids that were provided to the town and Victory came in lowest. The council in turn approved the first reading of the ordinance governing the new contract.