The Farmingdale Board of Selectmen hopes to complete the new snowplowing contract at its meeting Wednesday and put it out to bid soon after.

The board met Saturday to work on the contract, and a draft of the contract has been sent to the town attorney.

The chairman of the board, David Sirois, said Monday he still has issues with a few parts of the draft contract, including the amount of sand required, but he hopes to issue a new request for proposals as soon as possible.

The select board and the previous contractor, Ellis Construction, agreed Aug. 6 to end the three-year plowing contract after only a year. The $487,500 contract, awarded Aug. 21 last year, was a frequent topic of controversy at most board meetings since last year, and the contract included unclear language regarding the contractor’s responsibilities, which led to some of the disagreements.

Sirois said the board decided it was in the town’s best interest to end the contract.

“We’re going to learn from this experience, and we’re going to move forward,” he said the day after agreement to terminate the contract was reached.

Paul Koenig — 621-5663

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Twitter: @paul_koenig

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