Employees early this month had offered about 12 percent in concessions, which represented about $167,000 in savings to the town. But they later increased proposed concessions to about $300,000, according to union representative Peter Finn, who noted that the savings to the town from outsourcing was estimated by town negotiators to be roughly $276,000.
Bids for providing the services were due in Town Hall on June 24. City Clerk Theresa DellaSanta said they have yet to be reviewed, but eight proposals were received to provide building services, such as plan examination and inspections; seven bids were submitted for the arborist position; and three bids were received for public works services, which include street and park maintenance.
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