LIVERMORE FALLS — Selectmen gave the town’s Public Works foreman the authority Monday to seek estimates from contractors to do work at the transfer station rather than put the work out to bid.

The cost to advertise for bids is expensive, Foreman Bill Nichols said.

“I would like to have people give estimates,” he said.

Town Manager Kristal Flagg said the town doesn’t have an ordinance that requires work to go out to bid.

Technically if officials get estimates, they are bids, board Chairman Bill Demaray said.

All of the estimates will come back to the board for a decision, Nichols said.

The remaining work at the transfer station is to put the wall and garage doors in for the universal waste, and to have electricity in those bays, Nichols said. Plus a room needs to be built between the trash and recycling compactors, he said after the meeting.

There are at least four or five local contractors that come to the landfill, he said.

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