Council approves N.J. company for sewer sludge removal
Northampton Borough Council approved a new company for handling the disposal of dewatered sewer sludge from its sewer treatment plant.
Bids for a new three-year contract were opened at the April 5 borough council meeting. The contract with the current provider, Waste Management, expires April 30.
The low bidder for removing 3,000 tons of sludge is LMR Disposal of Alpha, N.J. Waste Management bid $316,940, and Solid Waste Services (J.P. Mascaro) bid $322,435.
Council voted to award the low bid of $267,500 to LMR, pending approval of the bid documents by borough Solicitor Steven Goudsouzian.
All of the bids were over the $200,000 budgeted for 2018 for borough sludge removal.
New Enterprise Stone and Lime Company was the sole bidder for a contract to supply blacktop and stone for borough road resurfacing during 2018. Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst said the bid is “pretty close” to last year’s costs. It included costs for paving materials, stone and delivery.
In other business, Brobst reported the newly purchased road paver has arrived in the borough, and a proposed intermunicipal agreement to share the use and cost of the paver with the Borough of North Catasauqua was presented for approval. In a unanimous vote, council approved the agreement for North Catasauqua to pay $60,000 toward the cost of the $199,000 paver. The two boroughs will also share the cost of materials and expenses.