Council recently accepted a bid from Central Salt to purchase between 1,200 to 2,800 tons of road salt at $84.42 per ton.
He said the borough saves about $20,000 to $50,000 every year because of the ability to buy early, stock and replenish by maximizing on the lowest available price.
Economy will go through about 3,000 tons of salt during the winter, he said, and the salt shed -- which can hold up to 4,000 tons -- is currently full.
“What we’re afraid of is, if we don’t do this, even at $80, what if it’s a bad winter and then we’re at the mercy of the salt companies.”
During one bad winter, he said the situation became a matter of supply and demand, with some communities paying $120 per ton or more for salt.
Mayor David Poling thanked council for being proactive with stocking up and saving thousands of dollars.
The Nov. 11 meeting is cancelled because it falls on Veteran's Day. The workshop meeting will be combined with the regular meeting on Nov. 25.
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