City of Buffalo Approves Rescission of Lighting Contract

City of Buffalo Approves Rescission of Lighting Contract

At last week's regular meeting, Buffalo's City Council approved the rescission of a contract between City Electric and the Buffalo Senior Center for a lighting upgrade in the building.

The contract was awarded in January but there were some disparities between the two bids received by the city, one from City Electric and one from Howard's Electric. City Attorney Ben Kirven explains why the rescission was necessary.

The rescission was legally necessary to reopen the bidding process on the project.

Councilman Bruce Hepp suggested the bidding process and the awarding of the bid should be handled by the city. He cited the inexperience of the director of the senior center in such matters, and the fact that the city owns the building as the main reasons for the city to handle the project.

Hepp's suggestion to the council was to allow Kirven and city building inspector Tom Hulick to oversee the award and installation of the lighting.

The council agreed and approved the rescission.

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