MAYVILLE - To buy or lease.
In the case of a Ford 1-ton truck, the Mayville Village Board found the decision to buy was a no-brainer after an analysis showed a $3,000 savings when compared to the lease-purchase option.
Board members unanimously approved spending $24,930 to buy a 2012 Ford truck at a recent meeting. The vehicle is a model F-350 XL regular cab equipped with four-wheel drive and an 8-foot box.
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 state contract purchase price agreed to by a Rochester dealer.
In other business, replacement of the roof and siding on the Morris Street 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.
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 had 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, Don Emhardt, Chautauqua town supervisor, said the town would definitely pay its share.
The low bidder for the combined roofing and residing was Sunset Builders of Lackawanna. Sunset's combined bid was $1,805 less than the next lowest bidder, Eberle Inc. of Great Valley.
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.