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Paradise signs Wellsville company to plow snow

November 4th, 2010 Posted in Opinion

By Anya Aether

PARADISE—With snow coming just around the corner, the Town Council has decided to sign a new contract with Star Landscape in Wellsville to plow snow off the roads this winter and mow the park lawns this coming summer.

“Most of us have to head off to our day job and that’s where it is nice to have a contract with them,” said Mayor Leland Howlett. “They can come in and have it done by the time people start coming home from school, the buses can get through town and people can get home by four in the afternoon instead of waiting for me to come home at six o’clock at night to start pushing it.”

It had been discussed during previous meetings whether the council wanted to have competitors bid for the service or not, but it was decided yesterday that such competition would be unnecessary.

“It’s been six years since we competitively bid out the lawn mowing. Usually we find a couple of low-ball offers from people who are kind of sketchy to go with and then some really expensive people. But we would probably come back to the same guy who knows where your sprinklers are and knows what you want,” Howlett said.

In other business, Cache County had a surplus of fire trucks and donated one to the Paradise Fire Department. The fire department received its last fire truck from Cache County and decided to trade it back to the county for the newer one. The county is sending the older truck to be used in Mexico.

The council is still looking for an engineer to help plan a new reservoir in Paradise. The three companies that are being considered are Sunrise, JUB and Hansen & Associates Inc. “Hansen has been a part of our facility and capital improvement over the years,” Howlett said. Though they have not made a final decision, the council thinks Hansen may be a good choice.


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