Bids sought for contractor

GLOVERSVILLE – The Common Council voted Tuesday to seek sealed bids for an independent contractor to do property maintenance on Fulton County-owned properties and deal with properties cited for code violations.

The council voted May 31 to hire the independent contractor. The arrangement would prevent a possible union conflict.

The contractor would deal with various property maintenance issues in the city, including blight conditions.

At its previous meeting, the council debated and tabled a resolution that would have created a Department of Public Works laborer position for $28,808 for the job.

DPW Director Kevin Jones sent a memo to the council saying the laborer would bring a long-term financial obligation involving health-benefit costs.

Sealed bids for the independent contractor must be received by 10 a.m. July 2 at the city clerk’s office at City Hall.

A resolution to award the contract to the lowest qualified bidder will go before the council at 6 p.m. July 8 at City Hall.