FUNKSTOWN -- Good waste-collection service is important, but Funkstown Vice Mayor Paul N. Crampton Jr. made it clear that low bids are what count to fiscally prudent town governments.
"The lowest bidder should win," Crampton said.
The council agreed and voted unanimously to accept the one-year bid of $76,203.20, submitted by Blue Ridge Sales (Greenscape) for FY 2010.
The higher bid of $76,280.80 came from Allied Waste Services, which had the town's contract for the current fiscal year, which ends today.
Representatives of the two waste-collection companies vying for Funkstown business attended the special meeting, where the FY 2010 budget was approved.