Last updated: September 18. 2013 11:14PM - 1896 Views
SUSAN BETTINGER Times Leader Correspondent

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NANTICOKE — City Council on Wednesday night approved the awarding of a three-year recycling contract with two one-year extensions to Northeast Recycling Solutions.

Northeast gave the city a guaranteed floor price of $25 per ton and current average pricing of $35.78 per ton. This price is for the single-stream contract in which all recyclable materials are placed in one bin.

Council also awarded a contract for demolition of 45-47 W. Grand St. to Brdaric Excavation of Luzerne, which submitted the lowest bid of $14,900.

In other matters:

- Council has approved the construction of a salt shed by Green Tree Pole Buildings at a price of $15,950. City Manager Pamela Heard said the shed is necessary to cover the city’s winter road salt supply, after the tarp blew off and walls were damaged at the previous road salt shelter during a recent storm.

The state Department of Environmental Protection recommended that the city purchase a new structure before the start of winter.

Heard also said the city will receive approximately $13,000 from the insurance claim resulting from the damage to the previous shelter. With the insurance money applied to the cost of the new shed, the balance to be paid by the city will be minimal, Heard said.

- Officials said Comcast cable has informed the city that it has it will provide broadband service to Nanticoke as a courtesy for the city’s business. The value of the broadband is approximately $3,000.

Service Electric Cable has stated that it is not interested in expanding its services to the city.

- The Nanticoke Crime Watch meeting will be held Sept. 25 at 7 p.m.

The next City Council meeting will be Oct. 2 at 7 p.m.

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