Dayton Town Board discusses highway purchases

DAYTON – Highway department equipment was a topic of discussion at the monthly Dayton Town Board meeting, where bids were opened for radial tires and a new highway truck.

Two bids came in for a set of four radial tires. The lower bid from Hurtubise Tire in North Tonawanda was for $6,269, including a $600 trade-in for current tires. Supervisor Mark Smith said that is a “pretty good price” for four tires. The board approved to accept the bid and to purchase the tires out of the highway outside fund.

The board also opened bids for a new Ford F-450 diesel truck, including a dump box and plow. The bids received were all for a 2015 truck and came from West Herr Ford, Emerling Ford and Basil Ford. The bids ranged in prices from $31,399 to $35,165. Smith wanted to give Highway Superintendent Brian Taber time to review the bids. The town board will act on them at next month’s meeting.

In other business, Taber said the town plowed and sanded roads 23 days during January. The town approved Kathy Hagner, dog control officer, to perform a dog census. She will be paid $1 per unlicensed dog and the county rate for mileage.

The town approved Jim Musacchio to serve as the town’s prosecuting attorney every other month for $200 per month. The town has lost a justice and has lost $7,000 due to that loss, Smith said. Musacchio said he will only come in on his bi-monthly nights if there are cases.

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