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Purchasing board votes 3-2 to award trash bid to private contractor

October 23, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Despite a last minute plea by the union to stop it, the Purchasing Board voted 3 to 2 Tuesday night to award the bid for the city’s trash and recycling services to a private contractor, MTG Disposal of Seekonk, Mass.
The vote to approve drew an immediate reaction from dozens of city sanitation workers and other members of Local 1012, who hurled angry comments and harsh words at the members of the Purchasing Board.
Many also voiced their displeasure at Mayor Donald Grebien, who did not attend the meeting despite being an ad hoc member of the Purchasing Board.

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