carousel obp 1983
4B DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE. ROCH . N Y.. THURS.. AUG 25. 1983 Merry-go-round Merry-go-round Merry-go-round Merry-go-round Merry-go-round to stay closed FROM PAGE 1B The first bidding drew no takers. 1 After a Democrat and Chronicle story about the lack of bidders, a second bid advertisement drew 25 inquiries but only two bids. Keefe and Calvin Reynolds, county county parks director, have recommended recommended the bids be rejected. Keefe said the main reason for his recommendation recommendation is the lateness of the cur-pent cur-pent cur-pent season and the uncertain prospects prospects for next summer. He also said yesterday that the innual payment the bidders offered the county was not very high. One bidder, identified on bid documents documents as Ronald and Jane Villano of Greece, offered to pay the county $500 for the right to run the carousel carousel this year. The other bidder, identified as Lippa Enterprises Inc. of Irondequoit, offered $350 this year and $650 in each of the next two years. The carousel operator would keep the balance of the revenues revenues from carousel admissions. County officials have said they are not sure how much money the carousel operator could expect to make. The previous operator charged 35 cents a ride. The county plans to spend more than $400,000 on the carousel plaza, which would involve installation of decorative paving, benches and landscaping. Two picnic shelters near the carousel also would be renovated. renovated. The County Legislature voted this summer to speed up the project in the hopes it could be completed for celebrations in the park next July during Rochester's sesquicentenniaL Keefe said county officials hope to meet that deadline, but are not sure they can.