Landfill closure to begin in Greenville late July or early August

Posted June 19, 2011, at 3:13 p.m.

GREENVILLE, Maine — Snowman Construction Inc. of St. Albans was awarded a contract Wednesday to close out the Greenville landfill.

The board received four bids, and the lowest bid of $309,476 was submitted by the St. Albans firm, according to Greenville Town Manager Gary Lamb. The work is expected to begin in late July or early August.

Other bids submitted were as follows: R.A. Paradis & Son of Newport, $344,800; Pike Industries of Dover-Foxcroft, $557,066; and H.E.Sargent of Bangor, $588,721.

Lamb said the bids include all the materials needed, at least more than 5,000 yards of a variety of different materials, much of it dense clay.

“We have to buy a lot more material to cap it, it’s a heavy clay and it has to be very deep and it has to meet percolation tests,” Lamb said recently. It has to have very specific permeability so that water slides off the sides and does not get into the waste stream.

Selectmen also voted Wednesday to go out to bid for recycling services since residents at the annual June town meeting voted no funds for a recycling center. The board is looking for a private contractor in Greenville to accept the recyclables, Lamb said.

Lamb said the board has concerns over how the Land Use Regulation Commission may change since Greenville is a service center for surrounding Unorganized Territory. Lamb has offered to serve on the legislature’s study committee, although that representation has not yet been sought.

“Obviously we’re very concerned, what happens to LURC will affect us greatly,” Lamb said “We want to be involved.”

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