Ogdensburgs Department of Public Works wants to install an outdoor drying bed for solid waste collected by its vacuum truck.
The City Council on Monday tabled a resolution to hire Bishop General Construction, Ogdensburg, to build an open, low-walled concrete enclosure on the grounds of the waste treatment plant on Railroad Street.
The lawmakers agreed with Deputy Mayor Michael D. Morleys suggestion to see whether the department could do the job for less than the contractors $46,200 low bid.
Timothy P. Adams, the plants chief operator, said the drying bed would be convenient because it would provide more space for the solids to separate from liquid wastes and time to dry before being removed to an underground sanitary sewer line that runs into the plant where it is treated.
Drying time, according to Mr. Adams, isnt necessarily a long one.
It depends on the weather, he said. It shouldnt take more than a few days.
The other contractors and their bids were: T.J. Fiacco Construction, Norwood, $47,770; E.J. Construction Group, Liverpool, $49,900; Murnane Building Construction, Plattsburgh, $59,800; Harvey Excavation, Chase Mills, $68,990; B-S Industrial Construction, Gouverneur, $72,500; Con-Tech Building Systems, Gouverneur, $74,329; Tuscarora Construction, Pulaski, $94,958; and Bette & Cring, Watertown, $99,200.