Road salt bids are lower this year

Some good news. The new road salt bids are in for member communities, and there are big savings this year.
Maine DOT Region 1 bid price for road salt typically has been used as our benchmark for measuring savings to our members. This year GPCOG’s bid price is 11.7% lower than the MDOT Region 1 price, including the member bid fee. If GPCOG member communities were to purchase the same amount of salt this year as last, it would translate into cumulative savings of $365,500, offsetting about 70% of total FY 2020 municipal member dues.