YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown Daily Voice is heading into the new year by counting down, in no particular order, the top 10 stories from 2012 .
With budget restrictions tightening, Yorktown decided to go outside the box and re-draft qualifications to allow a start-up company to win the town's garbage collection bid.
The change resulted in two bids coming in that were $300,000 and $800,000 less than the 2012 contract the town had with C.R.P. Sanitation. Competition Carting came in as the unofficial lowest bidder at $2.49 million annually. C.R.P was the unofficial second lowest bidder at $3 million annually.
The bid was eventually awarded to Competition Carting. Yorktown's previous garbage hauler filed a lawsuit against the town and alleged that Completion Carting was not a "responsible bidder" and did not have the employees or equipment to do the job. The lawsuit was eventually dismissed and Competition Carting's contract with the town will begin on Jan. 1.
Click here to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.