Image of the day: Possible Streetscape Receptacles

Maybe they will say City of Long Beach etched on the side? [LINK]

Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Purchase Streetscape
Receptacles on an As Needed Basis from the Sole Responsible Bidder.
Legislative Memo: In our continued effort to encourage environmentally
responsible living for a better quality of life for our residents, the City is
instituting a Streetscape Initiative. One of the first components of this
Initiative is the replacement of the existing garbage receptacles on the
sidewalks between National and Riverside Boulevards (the pilot area) with
new receptacles which will be clearly marked for either recycling or trash.
These shall be functionally more efficient and durable as well as more
aesthetically pleasing to the surrounding area. Funding is available in the
City’s Capital Improvement Program.

The following Resolution was moved by
and seconded by :
Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Purchase
Streetscape Receptacles on an As Needed Basis from the
Sole Responsible Bidder.
WHEREAS, after due advertising therefore, one bid was received in the Office of
the City Purchasing Agent on Thursday, September 10,2015 at 2:00 p.m. for the purchase of
streetscape receptacles on an as needed basis; and
WHEREAS, Leader Manufacturing, Inc., FairWeather Site Furnishings Division,
1540 Leader International Drive, Port Orchard, WA 98367 was the sole responsible bidder to
meet the specifications as per the Office of the City Purchasing Agent, at a cost of $1,287 per
unit when we purchase 50 receptacles (25 Trash/25 Recycling) in one order, for a total cost of
$64,350; and at a cost of$I,222 per unit when we purchase 100 receptacles (50 Trash/50
Recycling) in one order, for a total cost of $122,200, with unit prices set for a period of one year;
NOW, THEREFORE, be it
RESOLVED, by the City Council of the City of Long Beach, New York, that the
City Manager be and he hereby is authorized to purchase streetscape receptacles from Leader
Manufacturing, Inc., FairWeather Site Furnishings Division, 1540 Leader International Drive,
Port Orchard, WA 98367 at the above stated prices, on an as needed basis, for a period of one
year. Funds are available in Account No. H1016.52307 (Streetscapes).

Please read the terms of service before you comment.

comments

9 thoughts on “Image of the day: Possible Streetscape Receptacles”

  1. So the old ones will be gone?

    Two weeks ago, Liz Treston and my fabulous self took LB’s attorney & ADA compliance officer Greg Kalnitsky on a bus station tour & trip on the West End bus. We showed him the horrid placement of trash bins at bus stops that prevent a bus (municipal or county) from pulling up to a safe/accessible position for any person who utilizes a wheelchair, crutches or has any door to curb needs.

    The bins must go.

    City Manager Jack is aware of the issue, has been for quite some time and the Council has been made aware of this a few meetings ago.
    I spoke with Eramo about this after the Council meeting where it went on record and where the City Manager lied and said he was unaware of the situation. Eramo assured me that no person is purposely making it difficult, that its not malicious in any way.

    While we do not believe anyone is maliciously preventing any person from boarding a bus, the fact that the situation wasn’t remedied immediately and it has taken so long to get someone to listen is the equivalent of not giving two poops about it so yeah, that’s pretty malicious and ignorant, Councilman Eramo.

    I have not publicly or in anyway expressed thank you’s to Greg for being the FIRST person from the City of Long Beach to go through the bus station with me despite pushing for well over 3 years.

    This City is disgusting but yeah, I like those green bins in the photo better. If one blocks a bus stop I will unbolt it from the ground myself.

  2. Will these be replacing the horrible garbage/ recycle/billboards? I can’t stand those things…..but the idea of the city spending over a thousand dollars per can throughout the city is making me ill. Particularly in light of this most recent appeal fiasco, I am so scared to see my next year’s tax bill!

  3. The “new” ones that we got 5 or 6 years ago were about $1000 each as well and they were supposed to last 30 years.. So much for that! They look like crap already so I guess that’s why they are being replaced. Meanwhile the really old ones (the silver ones) have looked the same for 20 years.

  4. Once again, the stupidity of these nitwits on full display. We have a public works department that has resources to build these ourselves. We have City carpenters on payroll. Between sanitation and beach maintenance, there wasn’t an in-house option to create garbage receptacles? The Capital Improvement budget is created through debt. It usually is dedicated to long term projects like street repaving and sidewalks or infrastructure. Projects that last a long time so we for it over time. Now we are considering garbage pails as a Capital Improvement? Are these people for real??

Comments are closed.