City Clerk Jacqueline A. Caferro was directed by the City Council to begin advertising a request for proposals for the demolition of two blighted houses – 89 Holland Avenue in Lackawanna’s 1st Ward and 80 Caldwell, located in the 2nd Ward.

Council members voted 5-0 on Monday to take the next step toward razing the two homes, which residents have complained about for years.

The move was not on the agenda for the meeting, but Council President Henry R. Pirowski Jr. waived the rules to bring it to a vote.

Also this week:

• Bid results for a planned paving project in Lackawanna ranged from $1.3 million to $1.5 million. Amherst Paving submitted the low bid of $1.3 million. The bids were unsealed on Wednesday.

The city will have TVGA Consultants review the specifications for the project and make a recommendation to the City Council on which firm should win the bid.

About 10 city streets in various wards are slated to be resurfaced this summer.

• The Board of Education for the Lackawanna City School District will meet at 7 p.m. Monday for a work session in the superintendent’s conference room 202 at 245 South Shore Boulevard, Lackawanna. The regular monthly board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium of Martin Road Elementary School, 135 Martin Road, Lackawanna.