MAYVILLE - To buy or lease.
In the case of a Ford one-ton truck, the Village of Mayville Board of Trustees found the decision to buy was a no-brainer after an analysis showed an approximate $3,000 savings when compared to the lease-purchase option.
Board members unanimously approved spending $24,930 to buy a 2012 Ford truck at their Tuesday, Oct. 9 meeting. The vehicle is a model F-350 XL regular cab equipped with four-wheel drive and an 8-foot box.
Photo by Dave O’Connor
Work is expected to begin soon on a two-story structure at Pearl Gravits baseball field on the area behind the foul ball screen. Spaces for an upper-deck public address staff and lower level concessions, rest rooms and storage are included in the building plan which was approved this summer by the village board following a public hearing. President of the local Little League, Darel Webb, hopes construction will take no more than four or five weeks.
Both the buy and lease options were considered, but the most favorable lease-purchase contract offered by M&T Bank was shown to cost an estimated $3,000 more than the so-called "state contract" purchase price agreed to by a Rochester, N.Y., dealer.
In other business, replacement of the roof and siding on the Morris St. recycling center was unanimously approved by the board, but not before a discussion of an even sharing of the $37,649 cost with the Town of Chautauqua.
Mayville Mayor Marty Bova told the board the town has agreed to share certain costs associated with the center since surveys have shown town and village residents make nearly equal use of the facility.
However, Bova said he was informed "two or three days" before the board meeting that the town ad encountered "unexpected expenses" that might force the town to pay $5,000 of its share this year and the remainder early next year.
Because of the Columbus Day holiday, the village and town meetings were held the same night, and, following the close of business by the village board, a quick trip to town offices found the town board just wrapping up its session.
Asked about the 50-50 sharing for the recycling center Chautauqua Town Supervisor Don Emhardt said the town would definitely pay its share.
The low bidder for the combined roofing and residing was Sunset Builders of Lackawanna, N.Y. Sunset's combined bid was $1,805 less than the next lowest bidder, Eberle, Inc. of Great Valley, N.Y.
A new fee schedule for recycling tires at the center was unanimously approved by the board and will be effective immediately. So called "acceptable tires" will be taken at $3 for car tires, $10 for truck tires and $20 for agricultural tractor tires.