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Office: Center Street Adams News {Section Dial 743-1700 — 743-1701 EIGHT THE NORTH ADAMS. MASSACHUSETTS. TRANSCRIPT DECKER'S Cl«aner» & Dyert, Inc. SPECIAL 25% Off on Children 1 ! Baclc-to-School Clothes. For Hie Rest—Dial 743-0780 And We'll Do the Rest 1.000T.V. STAMPS Given Weekly to a Lucky Customer Last Week's Winner Mrs. Ernest LaFramboiie Adams Cheshire Delivery Tuesday and Friday North Adams Daily Around Adams Tampering With Bidding Law Could Bring Abuses By CHARLES J. HOYE ONCE AGAIN this week the Selectmen faced the dilemma of having to bypass a local man seeking a share of town work, in favor of an out-of-town bidder whose bid was only |10 lower than the local man's. The question was the tree removal bidding of a week ago. Four tree cutters submitted prices but the contract discussion centered on two. A town by-law requires all contracts be given to the lowest responsible bidder. « • • THE CONTRACT was held tip a week ago because the bidders at the time, but for one, had not submitted evidence with their bids of their insurance coverage. The specifications did not require tile insurance evidence to be submitted with (he bid, however, but did coll for the evidence to be filed before award of the contract. The specifications literally put the bidders in a spot, had the contract been scheduled for award the night of the bid. Joseph Sadlowski of Adams did submit insurance evidence that night, clearly indicating he was the only one who complied with the specifications that night because his evidence was filed prior to award of contract, assuring the contract was to be awarded that night. Casimer S. Kogut had obtained insurance the afternoon of the bid opening but did not file evidence that night. He was the next lowest bidder and he was the local contractor whose bid was only $10 higher than Robert E. McCarthy of Williamlsown. Mr. McCarthy had no evidence PIXIE Says ... "There Is a difference in ALADCO'S 'Gentle Touch' professional laundering." Why Not See For Yourself And Give Yourself More Time With Your Family And More Time for Carefree Summer Living. TELEPHONE NOW PittifielJ 442-5J5J Adami 743-0505 UunJsring ... Dry Cleaning Rug cloning . . . Slorags Fur Cleaning Pfaptr S«rvic« "Tnruout Berkshire County" time up for discussion (gain and it was suggested by Selectman Callahan that perhaps the town by-law should be amended to live I he Selectmen a $300 leeway in which they could use their judgment when contracts involving small price differentials and local contractors vs. out-of-town contractors (or suppliers) come up for consideration. Town Counsel Andrew J. Dilk indicated, however, that with such towner might not bid on • like job and the local bidder would probably be the sole bidder. And the third time around for a like job or sale, the local bid-i der, assuming he would be the sole bidder again, might still get' the job but at a higher price to taxpayers because he knew there would be no other bidders. Summer's Final !l)nion Service In Cong'l Churcl) I DON'T SUGGEST that any of an amendment, there was the! our local businessmen would go possibility that out-of-town bids would not be made because such bidders could consider themselves automatically frozen out, since the Selectmen might always be looking for a way in which to give the local bidder the contract. Mr. ^ig said that he and A. Edward Godek, when he was in office as Selectman, had several times tried to convince the Finance Committee that such a leeway was a practical suggestion, that it could work, and that it in that night either and had there j would be proper to give con been necessity of a contract'tracts, where possible, to local award that night, only Mr. Sad-'people who are taxpayers here lowski could have gotten the con- and who deserve a right to share tract, on th« theory that having ' filed the insurance evidence before award of the contract, he in town business. Mr. Dabrowski suggested lhat I Mr. King suggested, however, and ' dreris or Mr. Dilk bore him out, thai suc i,jlars extra being cnftrged ag ai nst action would be out of line. „.„ _. ..._ — the Selectmen sponsor such an was the only responsible bidder,[article in the next town warrant. • * t THE SMALL DIFFERENCE I price prompted Selectman Fred Dabrowski to say he would like to award (he contract to Mr. Kogut on the basis that it would be nice to keep business in town. ; Selectman , Laurio J. King agreed the sentiment was right but said the town by-laws are clear—the lower bidder must get the contract. Selectman Ewart' JD. Callahan likewise preferred the local man to have the contract but said he must comply jwith the law. I Consequently, the contract award was deferred a week, to last Wednesday, to allow filing time for insurance evidence. Both Mr. McCarthy and Mr. Kogut filed insurance prior to contract award time. to such lengttu to make more than a normal profit. It probably wouldn't happen that way but that is the way any amendment in the low-bid law could affect the taxpayer. Now look at it from a pocket book-eyeview the way most Adams taxpayers will look at it: If a price differential amendment was to be enacted, tay $10 or $100, or $200, it could very easily lead to every contract go ing to a local bidder, even if he is the highest bidder. In the course of a year, numerous contracts of such nature could be awarded at say a hundred dollars extra each so that a local contractor could have the contract. This could "snowball" to hun- thousands of dol jj ON WEDNESDAY, the matter IT WAS THEN generally agreed around the Selectmen's table that any such warrant article should be sponsored by businessmen who might be affected and who are interested enough. in their welfare to attempt to do something about it. They coiild get such an article on the warrant by a petition of 10 signatures. Perhaps such an article would be of value in assuring that local businessmen woud get local business. This would appear to be what it would do: A local businessman and an out-of-town firm would bid and be close. If within $200 price difference, the local man, even if higher, would get the job or sale. Next time around, the out-of- our lax rate. IN THE LIGHT of Ihis I maintain lhat our low-bid by-law should stand just as is and that if local businessmen or conlrac tors want local business, they will have to be shrewd enough to outbid the out-of-town fellow and make a profit for themselves, of course, still maintaining hon- esly and not resorting to corner cutting. When the Town meeting put a low-bid requirement inlo use, it was for just such a reason as seems apparent, to prevent the Selectmen from giving the job Brother, Sister To Note 25 Years Of Religious Life Twenty-five yews oJ religious life as a priest and nun, respectively, will be observed by a two 1 former Adam* residents tomor- The final of the current season of union worship services for Protestant Churches of Adams will be held tomorrow morning at 10 in the First Congregational Church. The Rev. Andrew M. Kilpatrick Jr. pastor of the First Baptist Church, will use as his sermon topic "Christ and his Composure," the final in a series on the general theme, "The Incomparable Christ," The music program will be featured by two soprano solos by Mrs. Berton G. Yeaton Jr. of North Adams, granddaughter of James M. Chambers of that city, organist emeritus of St. John's Church there and current organist at the First Congregational Church here. Mrs. Yeaton will sing "The Twenty Third Psalm" by Malotle, and "Come Ye Blessed" by Scott. Mrs. Yeaton will be substituting for Mrs. Margery Sobon and her brother, Roger T. Carpenter who were shceduled to present duets but are prevented because of lar yngitis. Mr. Chambers will play "The Angela?" by Massenet and "Serenade" by Widor for organ preludes and "Allegro in G Minor" by Bach at the postlude. The union services are sponsored by the First Baptist, First Congregational and Trinity Methodist Churches with the genera: public welcome. For tomorrow, however, the Methodist church will not be participating because of a special service at 9 a.m. at that church. Marriages Today Miss Joan M. Starsiak, M Richmond St. and David G. Scott, 1828 ! pleted basic combat training at To a local businessman or con-|East 16th St., Idaho Falls, Idaho, Fort Jackson, S. C. He attended tractor, if his price was higher .Saturday morning at 10 in St.; Adams Memorial High School. SATURDAY AFTERNOON. AUGUST 24, 1963 lJunior Red Cross Swim Classes End; 19 Children Pass iShaw and John Stone and swimmers, James Josefiak, Barbara (Barbara Jzyk, Karen Shaw, Paul Viani and Donna Pasternak, row. They are the Rev. Charles E. Belanger, administrator of Notre Dame Church, Worcester, and his sister, Sister Mary Ann Dorothy of the Sisters of St. Anne, superior at St. Joseph's Convent, Worcester, who in secular life is Dorothy Belanger. They are children of the late Mr, and Mrs. Adelord Belanger of Adams. Fr. Belanger will celebrate the 11 a.m. Mass and Sister Mary Ann Dorothy will renew her vows. In the afternoon at 2 a family dinner will be served at Williams Inn, Williamstown. Other members of the Beianger family are two brothers, Louis H. of Gill, formerly of 4 Harding Ave. and Homer of St. Petersburg, Fla., two nieces, Mrs. Felix Lemoine and Mrs. Chalmer F. Rose Jr. both of Adams and Swimming tests were passed by Birth Mr. and Mrs. Conrad K. Payetl* of 12 Hilbcrt St., are parents o/ a daughter bom yesterday after- 19 children as Junior Red Cross ! noon at the North Adams Hos- sponsored classes, the second P ital > series of the season, were concluded yesterday afternoon at Anthony's Pond, off West Rd. Red Cross certificates were presented to the 19 by Miss June Bebko of Richmond who has been instructor for the classes conducted during the past two weeks. Assisting her as instructors were Misses Lucy and Lindy Anthony and Kathleen Ashton. The classes were part of the water safety program of Berkshire County Red Cross chapter of which Ralph E. Anthony Jr. is chairman. The certificates were awarded as follows: Beginners, Wayne Fortier, Terry Gentile, Patricia Magnifico, Stephen Kilpatrick, John Kilpatrick, Michael Prudhomme, Geralyn Rougeau and Donald Skalski; advanced begin- two nepehews, William Belangerjners, Stephen Kilpatrick, Michael of Adams and Richard Belanger of Gill. Mrs. Lemoine is in charge of arrangement* for the family dinner. Pvt. Marko To End Active Duty Pvt. Richard A. Marko, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Marko of 15 Anthony St. will complete his six-months active duty with the U. S. Army Aug. 27. He is currently undergoing basic armor training at the U. S. Army Training Center at Fort Knox, Ky. He is a tank crewman, The 21-year-old soldier entered the Army last February and com- Viani and Julie Wilk; intermediates, Cynthia Johnson, Beverly Vacation Notice RUTHIE'S YARN SHOP 144 COLUMBIA ST. Closed for Vacation Aug. 27th to Sept. 2nd Reopen Sept. 3rd At Noon TEL. 743-2713 than an out-of-towner's price—in the interest of the town's taxpayers and tax rate. On his return, he will be as- Wedding details will appear in'signed to Co. A, the local Na- Stanislaug Koslka Church. Monday's Transcript. kional Guard unit, CARTIER CLUB FAMILY PICNIC ZPRK Grounds, Cheshire SUNDAY, AUG. 25th NOON'TIL???? 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