Godlewski suggested using the consulting firm Holdsworth Pelton, which did a study for the town four years ago about privatizing paramedic services, but to come visit the town, the firm requested $2,300. Godlewski said the price was too high, but to fax the bids to a representative and have a teleconference giving an opinion would cost $1,000.
"I think we should think about it and talk about it, and actually all they will do is give us some advice," said Del Gallo.
The board ultimately decided to think over the possibly of bringing in the firm for an opinion, but the board would need to approve the supervisor to hire and use the needed funds.
Godlewski hoped to take action that night since the next Town Board meeting isn't scheduled until the Monday, April 11, agenda meeting, with the final bid decision the following Wednesday, April 13, during the regular board meeting. In the request for proposals published, the date for a decision was April 13.
"The board at the last meeting wanted to move forward and we did and we focused on acting on this bids by April 13, because of the ALS revenues," said Godlewski. "It might be the cheapest $1,000 you ever spend."
The board decided to have the town attorneys look into if the town can delay the April 13 target date, which was published. The bid package to any interested party having seven days to submit a proposal.
"I understand why we are trying to rush this thing, but I am a little leery of rushing, because it is so important," said Calder. "We have waited so long now that I don't think another few days or a week ... is going to make any difference.""